Friday, November 6, 2015

UIS' Polonus earns conference honor

University of Illinois Springfield senior Paige Polonus became the first goalkeeper in the history of the school's women's soccer program to receive Great Lakes Valley Conference honors when she was named to the third team Thursday.

Polonus led the conference with 104 saves this season and set UIS career records for wins (5), shutouts (7), minutes played (1,695) and goals allowed (26).

During a three-game win streak in September, Polonus played more than 330 minutes without giving up a goal. It was the second-longest span in team history.

Polonus joins former UIS players Erin Egolf and Casey Thorpe as the only UIS players who’ve earned all-GLVC honors.

This story appeared online in The State Journal-Register on November 5, 2015.

Read the entire article here.