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Iowa midfielder Hailey Rydberg hits the ball with her head as Iowa State midfielder Eva Steckelberg attempts to do the same during a soccer game at the Cyclone Sports Complex in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. The Cyclones defeated the Hawkeyes, 2-1.

Iowa soccer’s Hailey Rydberg talks time as a Hawkeye, future after a five-year college career

Sam Knupp, Sports Reporter November 1, 2022

Hailey Rydberg just finished her fifth season as part of the Hawkeye soccer team and will be graduating in December. Rydberg was a key part of Iowa’s attack during her entire college career, as she...

Iowa midfielder Caroline Halonen goes in to celebrate with teammates after a goal scored by Iowa forward Hailey Rydberg during a soccer game between Iowa and Michigan at the University of Iowa Soccer Complex in Iowa City on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. The Hawkeyes and Wolverines tied, 1-1.

Opinion | Iowa soccer superlatives: best and worst of the year

Sam Knupp, Sports Reporter October 27, 2022

Iowa soccer had an up-and-down season. The Hawkeyes finished the year at 5-6-7 overall, with a record of 2-3-5 in the Big Ten, putting them ninth in the conference. The Daily Iowan will take...

Iowa defender Samantha Cary kicking the ball across field to open teammate during a soccer game between Iowa and DePaul at the University of Iowa Soccer Complex on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. The Iowa Hawkeyes beat the DePaul Blue Demons, 4-0.

Iowa soccer’s Sam Cary to return in 2023

Sam Knupp, Sports Reporter October 25, 2022

Sam Cary will be using her extra year of eligibility to return to Iowa soccer in 2023. Cary has been a four-year starter and a staple at left back for the Hawkeyes and averaged just under 86 minutes...

Michigan goalkeeper Izzy Nino catches the ball for a game saving block during a soccer game between Iowa and Michigan at the University of Iowa Soccer Complex in Iowa City on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022.

Big Ten soccer regular season in review

Sam Knupp, Sports Reporter October 24, 2022

The 2022 Big Ten women’s soccer regular season has come to a close, and the conference’s top eight teams are gearing up for the Big Ten tournament set for next week.  While Iowa will not be...

Iowa midfielder Caroline Halonen chases the ball down the field during a soccer game between Iowa and Northern Illinois at the University of Iowa Soccer Complex in Iowa City on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies, 4-2.

Iowa soccer’s strong second half not enough to beat Penn State

Sam Knupp, Sports Reporter October 23, 2022

The Iowa soccer team tied with Penn State, 1-1, in a back-and-forth game on Sunday at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The Nittany Lions controlled the action early on, outshooting the Hawkeyes, 5-1, in...

Iowa forward Ellie Otto battles with Northern Illinois defender Kylie Hermeyer during a soccer game between Iowa and Northern Illinois at the University of Iowa Soccer Complex in Iowa City on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies, 4-2.

Elle Otto proves to be key transfer for Iowa soccer

Sam Knupp, Sports Reporter October 19, 2022

Elle Otto has burst onto the scene in her first season on the Iowa soccer team. The sophomore, who transferred from Mississippi State in the spring, has led Iowa in assists with four and is the second-leading...

Iowa goalkeeper Monica Wilhelm kicks the ball during a soccer game against Pacific at the Iowa Soccer Complex in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. The Hawkeyes and the Tigers tied, 1-1. Wilhelm recorded two saves and allowed one goal.

Iowa soccer fifth-year senior Monica Wilhelm reflects on up-and-down career

Sam Knupp, Sports Reporter October 17, 2022

Goalkeeper Monica Wilhelm has been a mainstay in the Iowa soccer program for five years. During her collegiate career, Wilhelm has played in 35 games, made 128 saves, and has earned Academic All-Big...

Iowa midfielder Caroline Halonen goes in to celebrate with teammates after a goal scored by Iowa forward Hailey Rydberg during a soccer game between Iowa and Michigan at the University of Iowa Soccer Complex in Iowa City on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. The Hawkeyes and Wolverines tied, 1-1.

Iowa soccer dominates Nebraska for first Big Ten victory

Sam Knupp, Sports Reporter October 16, 2022

The Iowa soccer team dominated Nebraska to get its first Big Ten win of the season on Sunday at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The Hawkeyes outshot the Cornhuskers, 20-7, and held 62 percent of the possession...

Iowa soccer defender Samantha Cary looks to gain possession of the ball against Purdue on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Iowa and Purdue tied, 2-2.

Iowa soccer’s second-half effort earns a draw against Purdue

Sam Knupp, Sports Reporter October 13, 2022

The Iowa soccer team tied with Purdue, 2-2, Thursday at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The Hawkeyes outshot Purdue, 20-12, put nine shots on goal, and generated eight corner kicks to Purdue’s two. Purdue...

Iowa goalkeeper Macy Enneking punches the ball during a soccer game between Iowa and Northern Illinois at the University of Iowa Soccer Complex in Iowa City on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies, 4-2.

‘I thought I was going to be blind’: Iowa soccer goalie Macy Enneking talks injuries, return to the field

Sam Knupp, Sports Reporter October 12, 2022

Content Warning: The following story has images that may be graphic to some viewers.  Junior goalkeeper Macy Enneking returned to the Iowa soccer starting lineup on Oct. 9 at Minnesota after missing...

Iowa midfielder Hailey Rydberg dribbles ball down field during a soccer game between Iowa and Michigan at the University of Iowa Soccer Complex in Iowa City on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. The Hawkeyes and Wolverines tied, 1-1.

Iowa soccer falters late, ties with Michigan

Sam Knupp, Sports Reporter October 2, 2022

The Iowa soccer team battled Michigan to a 1-1 draw on Sunday at the Iowa Soccer Complex. The game was a back-and-forth affair. The Hawkeyes took an early lead and kept the Wolverines at bay in...

Iowas Sarah Wheaton dribbles the ball down the field during a soccer game between Iowa and Pacific on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Iowa Soccer Complex. Iowa and Pacific tied, 1-1.

Iowa soccer notebook | Hawkeyes winless on first Big Ten road trip

Sam Knupp, Sports Reporter September 29, 2022

The Iowa soccer team went winless with a couple draws on its first Big Ten road trip of 2022. The Hawkeyes now sit with a record of 3-5-4 and are 0-2-2 in the conference. Michigan State Iowa...

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