"She's gonna take part of Vanessa's role because she's gonna be someone who dictates the pace of our game - who helps connect us - who helps glue the pieces together," said head coach Janet Rayfield.
In addition to the Big Ten accolades, Flaws was also named Illinois' Dike Eddleman Award winner, which is given to the university's top female athlete. She has ever reason to be confident as she has turned into one of the nation's top scoring threats.
I think I'm confident in what I do well, and I'm always working to improve what I do well," said Flaws. "So I can finish and score goals, but I also put the practice in to have the confidence."
Illinois will open the season at home August 22 against No. 16 Notre Dame.
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