Brian Rigby | Head Coach | Women’s Soccer | University of Illinois at Chicago

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

  • Great high school transcript
  • Has goals and aspirations to be successful
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Talent
  • Character/Personality
  • Attitude
  • Soccer IQ
  • Technical Speed
  • Tactical Speed
  • Fitness


Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

There are many players that come to mind but the common theme within the players was their constant pursuit for excellence. They had to commit to being a professional both on and off the field and live the lifestyle 24hrs a day. Working daily and every minute of the day to market and promote themselves was the key to the ladies obtaining their goals and being successful.