ISU Bolsters Soccer Squad With Nine Additions
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State soccer team added nine players for the upcoming 2013 campaign, head coach Wendy Dillinger announced Wednesday. The Cyclones are well-balanced with their newcomers, adding a strong blend of defensive and attacking-minded players.
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"The 2013 class is full of talent at every field position," Dillinger said. "The class boasts experience and success at a high level and the athleticism of this group is outstanding. Adding this group to the current talent on the team is very exciting for Cyclone soccer. The impact this class will make on the program will be immediate. Each member of this class brings something special and unique that will complement the current talent in our program and add a new level of flare to our style of play. We are proud and honored to have such a talented, diverse group joining the Cyclones in 2013."
Iowa State added four student-athletes (Hayley Murphy, Madi Ott, Lauren Roeling and Koree Willer) who are from Fort Collins, Colo., and played on the same club team (Arsenal Colorado Gold 94/95). The Fort Collins, Colo., quartet helped lead its club squad to back-to-back Colorado state titles and a spot in the Region IV semifinals this past summer. Murphy is a 5-5 midfielder, Ott is 5-6 and plays in the defense, Roeling is a 5-10 holding midfielder and Willer (whose father ran track at Iowa State) is a 5-8 forward.
Dillinger's five remaining commitments came from five players located in different states. Cassidy Chappell is a 5-4 midfielder/forward who played club for TSC/Hurricane '95 and lists Coon Rapids, Minn., as her hometown. In addition to her success on the soccer field, Chappell was an all-state volleyball selection.
Looking to contribute to the Cyclone backline is 5-9 defender Brianna Johnson who is from Fort Worth, Texas. Johnson plays her club soccer for Solar Chelsea ECNL '95.
Davenport, Iowa, native Danielle Moore comes to the Cyclones as a three-sport (soccer, basketball and cross country) high school athlete. Moore played club soccer for Club America and won high school state titles in soccer and basketball. The midfielder also earned all-state honors in soccer and basketball during her prep career.
Lynsey Ng is a midfielder from Las Vegas, Nev. Ng played club soccer for Heat FC and helped guide her team to the San Diego Surf Cup title in 2011.
Forward Adalie Schmidt comes to Ames from St. Louis, Mo. Schmidt played club soccer for St. Louis Scott Gallagher.
The additions to the Cyclone roster will help complement a squad that is filled with returning experience. Iowa State returns all but one of its starters (Megan Longobardi) from the 2012 team that posted the most wins by the Cyclones since 2005.