Priya making a save

Priya Gillan

Commitment Status: Committed

Country: Canada

Gender: Female

GPA: 3.74

Height: 5'8"

Graduation Year: transfer

Club Team(s):

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Primary Position: Goalkeeper

Secondary Position: Goalkeeper

Priya Gillan NCAA D1 grad student transfer- Starter for Illinois State University

College Team(s):

Illinois State University

August 14, 2018 - May 14, 2022


Priya Gillan is a 5’8 Goalkeeper from White Rock British Columbia. Priya has been the starting goalkeeper for NCAA D-1 Illinois State University the past two years. Priya will be a grad student transfer with two years left of playing eligibility after redshirting her freshman year and then getting a free year during the covid year. She wants to transfer to a competitive program with her desired grad school major, Engineering. 

Priya is sound technically with good range, soft hands that catch the ball cleanly. Her punts consistently make it past the half line and she has good footwork when you want to swing it in the back or use her for a pass or to clear it out of pressure. Priya loves soccer, she has a good positive attitude and is a good role model for her teammates. 
In 2021 Priya started 16 out of 16 games playing over 1,500 minutes. She has seen 26 starts playing over 2,400 minutes the past two years while posting a 1.50 GAA while making 96 total saves and a .706 save percentage. ISU doesn’t have a masters program for Engineering thus the need to transfer to keep playing while completing her degree. Brad Silvey, the current ISU head coach, would be a good reference. Justin Wagar, CSP founder, also recruited Priya and had her in camp when he was coaching at Portland State U, so you can ask both or either for insight. Her GPA is a 3.74, she’s a dependable student athlete. 
Prior to ISU:  played for the Surrey United Soccer Club for five years under head coach Niko Marcina. Earned Goalkeeper of the year for the club in 2015. Was a member of the Gold Medal Team BC during the Western Canada Summer Games in 2015…was selected to the BC Provincial Team six years in a row…was a member of the Arizona Championship team that won the President’s Day Tournament in 2016…played for the BC Provincial High Performance Program Team for six years under head coach Luca Dalla Pace…was selected to the BC Provincial Team training camps and tournament play every year…was selected to the Team BC training camp for the 2017 Canada Summer Games and earned a spot on the reserve team…played basketball and ran cross country and track in high school…member of the 2018 U17 Surrey United team who won the Provincial Premier Cup where she was also named MVP.