Malvern, Pa./West Chester East
At Delaware: Expected to again start at center back for the Blue Hens.
2010 Season: Served as team captain this season • started in all 19 of Delaware’s games • played in team-high 1,720 minutes this season • missed just 26 minutes of action • part of all five shutouts • has been a part of scored game winning goals at Delaware State (Aug. 22) and versus George Mason (Oct. 22) • recorded a career-high seven points (3g, 1a) • tallied a career-best three points (1g, 1a) versus Northeastern (Oct. 1) • took a career-high 12 shots, putting five on goal • recorded season-high three shots at James Madison (Oct. 17) • ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-American Nominee.
2009 Season: Served as a team co-captain • one of seven Blue Hens to start each of UD's 17 games • scored one goal in 7-0 blanking of Delaware State (Sept. 18) and added an assist in 1-1 CAA tie with James Madison (Oct. 9) • recorded eight shots throughout the season lacing one on goal • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll.
2008 Season: Started all 18 matches in the Delaware backfield • scored first career goal in the 3-0 win over George Mason (Oct. 19) • posted first career assist during the 5-1 victory over Sacred Heart (Sept. 12) • tallied 11 shots on the season • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll.
2007 Season: Appeared in 12 matches while starting seven in the Blue Hen backfield • posted three shots on the season • helped the Blue Hens record five shutouts on the year.
High School: Four-year defender at West Chester East High School • three-time all-league selection • team captain as a senior • played basketball and lacrosse all four years • served as basketball captain as a senior • member of lacrosse team that won the state title in 2007 • club team, Spirit United, ranked second in the nation as a U.S. Youth Soccer Association national finalist, Region One champion and eastern Pennsylvania champion • member of Spanish National Honor Society • honor roll student.
Personal: Ilyssa U. Friedman • daughter of David and Terri Friedman • cites mother as major influence on soccer career • has a sister, Brienne and a brother, Drayt • early childhood education major at Delaware who wants to teach third or fourth grade • worked at UD women’s soccer camps over the summer • shares team representative duties to the UD Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) with Brittney Votek.