Women's Basketball

Three new signees highlighted signing day for the 2020 for head coach Kristen Gillespie's Redbirds. Here are the three individuals who signed with Illinois State on Wednesday:

Fantasia Baines | Forward | 6-1 | South Holland, Ill. | Thornwood HS

Jasmine McGinnis-Taylor | Forward | 6-3 | Omaha, Neb. | Omaha Westside HS

Kate Bullman | Forward | 6-2 | Grayslake, Ill. | Grayslake Central HS

Women's Golf

Avalon Woodward | Palm Springs, CA


First year head coach Caitlin Hamilton signed in eight new recruits to join the Redbird roster next season. Each recruit is listed below in alphabetical order and is eligible to play in the 2020-2021 season. 


Cassidy Carey | Butterfly Backstroke | Sun Prairie, WI. | Sun Prairie HS 

Olivia Gonder | Freestyle Backstroke I M | Magnolia, TX. | Magnolia HS 

Izzy Harder | Freestyle | Naperville, IL. | Neuqua Valley HS 

Mikayla Jasek | Sprint Freestyle | Aurora, IL. | Oswego East HS 

Maili Simons | Breaststroke I M | Herriman, UT. | Olympus HS 

Sara Stewert | Backstroke Freestyle Butterfly | Verona, WI. | Verona Area HS 

DeeDee Walker | Freestyle | Middleton, WI. | Edgewood HS 

Kenzie Weber | Backstroke | Middlebury, IN.| Northridge HS 


Signing day concluded for Melinda Fischer softball squad with six new signees added to the 2020-2021 roster.  

Madi Bylak | Infielder | Manteno, IL. | Bishop McNamara HS 

Reili Gardner | Outfielder | Elgin, IL. | Burlington Central HS 

Hanah Hart | Outfielder | Seatonville, IL. | Hall HS 

Hanna Hicks | Utility | Mapleton, IL. | Illini Bluffs HS 

Jayden Standish | Utility | Lexington, IL. | Lexington HS 

Allison Tillema | Right-Handed Pitcher | Horicon, WI. | Horicon HS


Illinois State volleyball head coach Leah Johnson announced that the Redbirds signed three players to the 2020-21 squad. 

Sarah Jacobsen | Outside Hitter | Lynn Center, Illinois | Orion HS

Cassie Jordan | Middle Blocker | Painesville Township, Ohio | Riverside HS

Kaitlyn Prondzinski | Outside Hitter | Rochester, Minnesota | Stewartville HS


Illinois State soccer added 12 new recruits this week according to head coach Brad Silvey.

Ashlee Bakaitis 

Defender | 5-7 | Chesterton, Ind. (Chesterton HS) 

Hannah Bradley-Leon Midfielder | 5-0 | Naperville, Ill. (Naperville Central HS) 

Piper Carey | Forward | 5-5 | Marion, Iowa (Linn-Mar HS) 

Peyton Dearing |Forward | 5-4 | Morton, Ill. (Morton HS) 

Emily Ehlert |Defender | 5-5 | Menomonee Falls, Wis. (Menomonee Falls HS) 

Haley Glover | Forward | 5-9 | Columbia, Ill. (Columbia HS) 

Daniela Grgas | Goalkeeper | 5-7 | Henderson, Nev. (Coronado HS) 

Hanna Jones | Forward/Midfielder | 5-8 | St. Louis, Mo. (Incarnate Word Academy)

Arianna Lombardi Midfielder | 5-8 | Bourbonnais, Ill. (Bradley Bourbonnais Community HS)

Erica Moline | Midfielder | 5-0 | Prior Lake, Minn. (Prior Lake HS)

Madaline "Sissy" Novak | Defender | 5-6 | Clinton Township, Mich. (L'Anse Creuse HS North)

Caitlin Shilling | Midfielder | 5-2 | South Milwaukee, Wis. (South Milwaukee HS)

BLAINE LEWALLEN is the Sports Editor for The Vidette. He can be contacted at bmlewal@ilstu.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @blainelew3 

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