Joining the Red Stars roster are University of Illinois forward and Naperville, Ill., native Vanessa DiBernardo; University of Illinois forward and Homer Glen, Ill., native Shayla Mutz; Indiana University forward and Barrington, Ill., native Carly Samp; and University of Louisville goalkeeper and South Elgin, Ill., native Taylor Vancil.
DiBernardo made a big splash during her 2010 freshman campaign with the Illini. The Waubonsie Valley High School graduate led the Big Ten Conference in goals (11) and points (27), started in all 19 matches and garnered Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors. Mutz, a Lockport Township High School graduate, started in all 19 matches for Illinois, ranked third on the team with four goals and tied for third with 10 points. Samp completed her junior season with Indiana, leading the club in goals (8) and points (19) in 2010. Vancil wrapped up her sophomore season with Louisville. The St. Charles North High School graduate played in all 19 matches for the Cardinals in 2010, posting a 10-9 record, five shutouts, 125 saves and a .796 save percentage.
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