Soccer team adds transfer

CHAMPAIGN — Christina Farrell, a transfer from Oregon, has joined the Illinois women’s soccer team.
The redshirt freshman is a 5-foot-6 defender who will be eligible for the 2010 season.

Law's contract extended

Illinois has agreed to extend women's basketball coach Jolette Law's contract two years through April 30, 2014. The recommendation will be acted on at Thursday's trustees meeting in Chicago.

Assistant men's basketball coach Jerrance Howard's base pay will be $180,000 through April 30, 2011. It goes to $190,000 in 2011-12, $200,000 in 2012-13 and $210,000 in 2013-14. If Howard remains at Illinois through 2014, he will receive a one-time $100,000 payment.

Year in Review: Team report cards

Softball A T-Second — 45-win team set program mark for winning percentage

Year in Review: Best and worst


Assembly Hall naming rights to BP

Spring Sports Festival preview

The Illini Spring Sports Festival begins a three-day run today, highlighted by football's spring game at 1 p.m. Saturday. But there's plenty more on tap for Illini fans, so we asked staff writer JEFF HUTH for a rundown of the remainder of the schedule. Admission and parking to all events is free.


Zymkowitz leads softball on road

EVANSTON – Danielle Zymkowitz and Meredith Hackett had two hits apiece as No. 18 Illinois thumped Northwestern 13-1 Saturday in Big Ten softball.

The Illini (25-4, 1-1 Big Ten) broke it open with seven runs in the sixth inning. Pitcher Monica Perry allowed two hits and a walk.

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Illinois soccer coach Janet Rayfield will be honored at the 19th annual Women of Distinction, A Legacy of Leadership, banquet April 22 at the Hawthorn Suites in Champaign.

Illini open WNIT at Western Kentucky

Guerra to play for Puerto Rico national team

Illini add six to soccer mix

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois soccer coach Janet Rayfield on Wednesday announced the signing of six players, five of whom played their prep soccer in the state.
The class is headed by Waubonsie Valley midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo, ranked 51st among the nation’s seniors by Top Drawer Soccer, and Belleville Althoff forward Megan Pawloski. Both players were ESPN Rise third-team All-Americans in 2009.

Midfielder earns pro soccer shot

PHILADELPHIA — Former Illinois midfielder Jackie Santacaterina, a Geneva native, was drafted by the Chicago Red Stars on Friday in the Women’s Professional Soccer draft.
Santacaterina was selected in the seventh round, 60th overall. She will join former Illini teammate Ella Masar, an Urbana product, on the Red Stars’ roster when preseason camp opens March 1. The WPS will begin its second season in April.