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Illinois soccer adds Nick Stirrett to coaching staff

March 29, 2016

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...

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

December 9, 2015

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’...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family
November 17, 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...

Illinois soccer’s offense outmatched in first half on Sunday

Katie Murray tries to dribble around a defender during the game against Iowa at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Thursday, October 15. Illinois lost 0-1.
November 2, 2015

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...

Jannelle Flaws powers Illini soccer to Big Ten Tournament

October 29, 2015

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,...

If Illinois soccer wins, they're in

Coach Janet Rayfield congratulates her players after their 2-1 double overtime victory over Maryland at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Thursday.
October 27, 2015

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....

Illinois soccer can’t win for its seniors

Nicole Breece performs a flip throw during Illinois' 2-1 overtime victory against Maryland at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Thursday.
October 26, 2015

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...

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

Jannelle Flaws keeping the ball away from Northwestern during the Illinois vs Northwestern game at The Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on October 24, 2015.
October 25, 2015

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...

Final two games crucial for Illinois soccer

Claire Wheatley sends the ball forward during the game against Maryland at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Thursday. Illinois won 2-1 in double overtime.
October 21, 2015

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...

Soccer takeaways from this past week

October 19, 2015

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...

Homestand offers rebound opportunity for Illini soccer

Nicole Breece performs a flip throw during the game against Ohio State at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Friday. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.
October 14, 2015

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 soccer struggles on Michigan road trip

Taylore Peterson makes a pass during the game against Maryland at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Thursday. Illinois won 2-1 in double overtime.
October 11, 2015

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...

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