NIU advances to the MAC Tournament Semifinals for the first time since 2007.
2014 SEASON: Started all 21 games for NIU...one of three Huskies to start every match in 2014...recorded five shutouts and made 115 total saves, the most by an NIU goalkeeper since Carrie Dvorak in 2004...Set a career high with 11 saves at Illinois State (Aug. 22) and Toledo (Sept. 28)...named MAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 29 for her performances that helped the Huskies win at Central Michigan and Toledo...at one point, she recorded the third-longest shutout streak in school history at 362 minutes, stretching through four games...made six stops at Miami (Nov. 2) in the MAC Tournament Quarterfinals...then saved two penalty kicks as the Huskies knocked off the No. 2 seed Red Hawks and advanced to the MAC Semifinals for the first time since 2007...selected to MAC All-Tournament Team and MAC All-Freshman Team.
OSWEGO HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letter winner and two-time captain ... Team MVP in 2012 ... All-Conference in 2012 and 2013 ... All-Sectional in 2012 ... Produced 10 shutouts in 2013.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Daughter to Rhonda and Jerry ... Intends to major in accounting ... sister is a former Academic All-American gymnastics athlete who competed from 2005-10 ... Member of National Honor Society in 2013 ... National Math Society Vice President in 2012 ... Member of high school math team... Volunteer tutor, soccer coach, and with Church Youth Group ... Enjoys music and boating ... Most admires her sister because "she came back from two ACL replacements to compete in collegiate gymnastics."
COACH ROSS ON ANNALA: "Amy is a fearless goalkeeper who puts her body on the line for her team. She organizes her team with efficient communication skills. She is a quality shot stopper, which is strongly attributed to her technical abilities."