MU Soccer (W) BIO
16 Illiana Blackshear

QUICKLY: Speedy forward, who can beat defenders and create good scoring chances... Earned second-team All-NEC honors as a sophomore.

2007: Started all 21 games for the Hawks... Scored twice in 3-0 win over Saint Peter’s (9/7)... Added an assist at Fairleigh Dickinson (10/12)... Sent the cross on the winning goal in the NEC Championship game against Sacred Heart (11/11).

2006: Earned second-team all-league... Played in all 20 games, earning 16 starts... Ranked third on the team in scoring... Netted four goals and an assist for nine points... Scored an unassisted goal in a victory over St. Peter's (9/10)... Tallied Monmouth's first score in a 2-1 win over Temple (9/24)... Recorded score in a triumph over Sacred Heart (10/1)... Assisted on the game-winning goal in win over Robert Morris (10/13)... Netted an unassisted goal in a victory over NJIT (10/19).

2005: Played in all 17 games during her first season, earning four starts... Attempted three shots, tallying one goal... Notched first career goal in win over St. Peter's (9/2)... Earned first collegiate starting assignment at Robert Morris (9/30).

 HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at West Orange H.S... Tabbed first-team all-area, first-team All-Northern Hills Conference and first-team all-county... Tabbed the Player of the Year following her senior season... Named all-area and third-team All-Group IV during senior year... Tallied 50 goals and 30 assists in her career, including 20 goals and 12 assists during her senior campaign... Also lettered in winter and spring track... Holds the 400 meter school record and helped lead the Mountaineers to three consecutive conference championships in winter track... Also ran on the Group IV Section 1 Championship squad in spring track in senior year.

TRACK & FIELD (2006-2007 Indoor): Part of 1st place 4x400 relay and finished third in the 400 at NEC Championships... Earned All-East honors as part of the 4x400 relay that finished fourth at the ECAC Championships in a school-record of 3:47.08.

(2007 Outdoor): Part of winning 4x100 and 4x400 relays and finished seventh in both the 200 and 400 at the NEC Championships... Earned All-East honors as part of the 4x400 relay that finished sixth at ECAC Championships... Competed at the NCAA East Regional Championships in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. (2005-06): Part of the second-place 4x400m relay team at the NEC Championships... Competed in the 400m, 4x400 and 4x800 relay squads... Set school record as part of the Sprint Medley Relay at the Penn State Relays (4:15.30)... Placed third in the 4x400 and third in the 400m at the 2006 NEC Indoor Championships... Her 4x400 team won even at the 11th Annual MU Season Opener (3:56.57)... Claimed second place in the 4x400 at the 2006 NEC Outdoor Championships, while placing third overall in the 400m.

PERSONAL: Majoring in business marketing... Daughter of William and Agnes Blackshear... Born June 21, 1987, in Livingston, N.J.

Position: Forward/Midfield
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Orange, N.J.
High School: West Orange