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Illinois soccer adds Nick Stirrett to coaching staff

By Charlotte Carroll

March 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Illinois soccer head coach Janet Rayfield announced in a press release Tuesday that Nick Stirrett has been added to the staff as an assistant coach. He will work with the goalkeepers and as a recruiting coordinator for the team.A Champaign native, Stirrett spent last season with Penn State women’s...

Flaws' final Illini soccer season ends in first round of Big Ten tournament

By Daniel Collins

December 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

By Daniel Collins Assistant sports editorDespite having one of the most lethal scoring options in collegiate women’s soccer, the Illini failed to execute in crucial times during this season.Illinois’ 2015 campaign started off on the right foot, but the team ultimately fell short of its goals and was ...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 feeli...

Illinois soccer’s offense outmatched in first half on Sunday

Illinois soccer’s offense outmatched in first half on Sunday

By Matt Gertsmeier

November 2, 2015


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Tweet: [email protected] offense outmatched in first half on Sunday #IlliniThe Illini soccer team was well off its average of shot attempts in the first period off Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Penn State.SOIllinois (10-6-3) averages a little over six shots in the first half of games this season. SOIn the opening...

Jannelle Flaws powers Illini soccer to Big Ten Tournament

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 29, 2015


Filed under Sports

Qualifying for the Big Ten tournament isn’t easy — unless you’re Janet Rayfield. The Illinois soccer head coach is appearing in her sixth straight conference tournament, her 12th overall, after her Illini defeated Minnesota 3-1 on Wednesday night.On a rainy and snowy night in Minneapol...

If Illinois soccer wins, they're in

If Illinois soccer wins, they're in

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

This Wednesday’s game has a familiar feeling to it for Janet Rayfield.In the Illinois soccer head coach’s first year in 2002 with the Illini she faced Purdue for the final spot in the Big Ten tournament. The Illini beat the Boilermakers 3-2 in the final minute of regulation to advance to the confe...

Illinois soccer can’t win for its seniors

Illinois soccer can’t win for its seniors

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 26, 2015


Filed under Sports

According to Janet RayfieldCC, every Illinois soccer team loss hurts, but Saturday might have been the most painful of the season.On a night dedicated to honoring the legacy of the 2015 senior class, the Illini were shutout, losing 2-0 to NorthwesternCC. Jannelle Flaws, Nicole Breece, Aliina Weykamp and Anas...

Illinois soccer falls to Northwestern on senior night, decrease chances of postseason play

Illinois soccer falls to Northwestern on senior night, decrease chances of postseason play

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

Jannelle Flaws, Nicole Breece, Aliina Weykamp and Anastasia Medellin were all honored for senior night before the Illini soccer game against Northwestern on Saturday. But it was the only celebrating the Illini would be doing all night.The Illini failed to find the back of the net, losing 2-0 to the Wildc...

Final two games crucial for Illinois soccer

Final two games crucial for Illinois soccer

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 21, 2015


Filed under Sports

A loud cheer echoed throughout the Illinois Soccer Stadium following Wednesday’s practice. At the conclusion of practice, the Illinois soccer team found out Michigan State lost to Maryland, which sets Illinois up for a chance to lock in its spot in the Big Ten tournament, depending on a few different ci...

Soccer takeaways from this past week

By Jonathan Joffe

October 19, 2015


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If the Big Ten tournament started today, Illinois would be the last team to qualify. Head coach Janet Rayfield and her players are well aware of their place in the standings, but are doing their best to not look ahead.“We’re going to take this one game at a time,” Rayfield said. “Certainly it’s n...

Homestand offers rebound opportunity for Illini soccer

Homestand offers rebound opportunity for Illini soccer

By Jon Joffe

October 14, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois soccer team returns home desperate to find success.With matches against Iowa on Thursday and Nebraska on Sunday, the Illini have a golden opportunity to make up ground in the Big Ten standings. Illinois currently sits at eighth place in the conference. As it stands, Illinois would...

Illinois soccer struggles on Michigan road trip

Illinois soccer struggles on Michigan road trip

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

October continues to be a winless month for the Illinois soccer team.RBThe Illini (8-3-3) RBhave yet to secure a win in October after tying with the Spartans 1-1 on Friday RBand losing 1-3 to the Wolverines on Sunday.RBIlliniois forward Jannelle Flaws ended her scoring cold spell when she netted a penalty kick with sec...

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