Flames kick off inaugural season against the Falcons
Forbes is in her second season as a UIC women's soccer assistant coach after she joined the Flames' staff in February 2014 before the first season of competition.
Serving as the goalkeepers coach, Forbes has coached two-time Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year Kelly Fritz, who has also placed on the All-Horizon League First Team twice. In two seasons, UIC has improved its goals-against-average from 2.23 in 2014 to 1.64 in 2015 and has secured eight total shutouts.
The Flames narrowly missed the Horizon League Tournament in its second season in 2015 after they produced a 5-12-2 record with an improvement from their 2014 record of 3-15-0.
Forbes came to UIC following a decorated four year-career at fellow Horizon League school Milwaukee. She started three years in goal for the Panthers and concluded her career ranking second in all-time minutes played, wins and shutouts. Her 27 career shutouts also rank second in Horizon League history. In 2011, Forbes was named the league's Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year. During her time in Milwaukee, Forbes participated in four NCAA tournaments, winning the Horizon League regular season all four seasons.
The St. Charles, Ill., native earned her Bachelor's degree from UWM in Information Science and Technology in December of 2013. Since 2005, Forbes has been working with numerous youth academies and soccer clubs, including Northwestern Girls Soccer Academy, Milwaukee Soccer Academy, Eclipse Select Soccer and UIC Women's Soccer Camp.