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By Alexis Casati

November 15, 2015

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven’t found many outside of college sports that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feel...

Illini soccer’s endurance tested in third double overtime game of season

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 5, 2015

The Illinois soccer team (8-2-2) has played a lot of extra unscheduled minutes as of late.Friday’s 1-1 tie with Ohio State marked the third double-overtime game Illinois has played this season. The team has already tied the amount of double-overtime games it played last year and there are six games l...

No place like home for Illini soccer in lead-up to Ohio State

No place like home for Illini soccer in lead-up to Ohio State

By Matt Gertsmeier

September 30, 2015

If it were up to the Illinois soccer team, the remaining games on its schedule would be played at home. The team boasts a 6-0-0 record at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. Unfortunately, due to NCAA rules, the Illini are forced to play away games.But before Illinois (8-2-1) heads back on the road, it will try...

Illini soccer steps up to challenge

Illini soccer steps up to challenge

By Jon Joffe

September 27, 2015

A statement-making performance this week is just what the Illinois soccer team needed to prove that it still means business.The Illini returned home for two matches after a disappointing showing in Indiana last weekend.On that road trip, Illinois tied 0-0 with a Hoosiers team that they were expected to be...

Persistence pays off in Illinois soccer's victory over Northern Kentucky

Persistence pays off in Illinois soccer's victory over Northern Kentucky

By Jonathan Joffe

September 13, 2015

The Illinois soccer team (6-1) looked physically outmatched against Northern Kentucky on Friday, but nevertheless handed the Norse (4-1) their first loss of the season at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. Skill prevailed over size in the Illini victory, as the defense locked down its opponents while the o...