The Missouri Valley Conference President’s Council unanimously voted to extend a membership invitation to Valparaiso University, and the Crusaders will begin full participation in all its sponsored sports effective for the 2017-18 season.
Silvey has a championship pedigree and helped get the Illinois State soccer program back to the NCAA Tournament in 2016, and he will look to continue that success at Illinois State in his new role as the head coach of the Redbird soccer program.
Illinois State soccer’s historic season came to a close Friday night with a 3-1 loss to Duke University. ISU concluded the season with the longest unbeaten streak in program history with 15 games, but fell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Eighteen student-athletes have earned a spot on the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference women’s soccer scholar-athlete teams, as announced by the league office today. Ten of those 18 student-athletes have a 3.90 cumulative GPA or better.
The Illinois State soccer team made program history Saturday night as the Redbirds advanced on PKs over the host Michigan Wolverines in an NCAA Tournament First Round match at U-M Soccer Stadium. With the score knotted up at 2-2 after two overtime periods, the Redbirds won the shootout, 5-4.
The Illinois State soccer team (14-5-2, 4-0-1) advances to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in program history after a 2-1 victory over Evansville (4-12-3, 3-2-1) Sunday. The Redbirds 14-game unbeaten streak is the longest unbeaten streak in MVC history.