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#13 Rachel Blakesley

Height -
Class Sr.
Hometown Peoria, Ill.
High School Notre Dame

2010 as a Junior… Played in 18 matches as a defender… scored first career goal in final game of the season with a header off a corner kick against Purdue (Nov. 6)… part of team that set school record with seven consecutive wins… letterwinner.

2009 as a Sophomore… Competed and started in 17 matches for Iowa… named Iowa[apos]s Defensive Player of the Year… recorded one shot… part of an Iowa defense that held opponents scoreless for 409 minutes… letterwinner.

2008 as a Freshman… Started all 21 matches for the Hawkeyes… recorded four shots (one shot on-goal).

High School… two-time IHSSCA all-State selection during sophomore and senior years… four-time all-Conference selection… four-time all-Area selection… all-Sectional selection during junior year… Team Gatorade Rookie of the Year as a freshman… named team MVP as a senior… named team captain during senior season… helped lead Notre Dame to four consecutive conference championships and two State Elite Eight appearances… team went 79-17-5 during a four year span… netted 65 goals and 42 assists during four years at Notre Dame… made final penalty kick in double overtime to win the Sectional Final in 2006… member of Illinois ODP Team and was State Select Player from 2002-2004… played club soccer for John Gaspar Academy from 2004-2008 and the Sporting Futbol Club from 1995-2004.

Personal… Born May 23, 1990… daughter of Scott and Debbie Blakesley… also played two years of golf and was a sectional qualifier in as a freshman and sophomore… recipient of Presidential Award for Academic Excellence in Education… Honor Roll recipient during all four high school years… National Honor Society member… pre-business major… attended Peoria Notre Dame and was coached by Matt Blackford… club soccer coaches were John Gaspar and Lou Basso.

BLAKESLEY’S CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR GP/GS SH G A PTS
2008 21/21 4 0 0 0
2009 17/17 1 0 0 0
2010 18/18 10 1 0 2
Career 56/56 15 1 0 2