The 2015 and 2016 women’s soccer teams boast the most successful in the program’s history. In 2015, the team won its first Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference championship with an undefeated record and repeated the feat in 2016. They also were NJCAA Region IV champions (2016, 2015, 2003) and competed two consecutive years in the national tournament in Florida.
The 2016 team ended the season ranked #15 in the NJCAA Division I.
Between 2015 and 2016, the Cyclones gave up only two goals in region games.
The 2014 team finished with a 10-8 record and top four finish in the Region IV playoffs.
During the 2012 season, they were ranked 20th in NJCAA Division I.
Marbella Rodriguez was named Skyway Player of the Year two years in a row (2016, 2015). In her first season, she was ranked #2 in the NJCAA Division I for shots (104) and 11th for goals (23). In 2016, she recorded 25 goals, was ranked 15th and was an NJCAA All-American honorable mention.
Alyssa Braun was ranked 18th in NJCAA Division I for game-winning goals (2014). In 2011, goalkeeper Ashley Solus was ranked in the top 50 in NJCAA Division I with a .49 goals against average. Natalie Ross (2010-11) and Natalie Maka (2011-12) earned the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Dick Durrant Award for the highest GPA in the conference. After the 2011 season, Jennifer Martinez was voted the #1 defender in Region IV and nominated for the All-American team.
Al Palar took over the women’s soccer team as head coach starting in 2015. In two seasons, he was named Region IV and Skyway Coach of the Year.