May 30, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s soccer team has added Emily Scott to its incoming recruiting class, bringing its 2013 total to nine players, head coach Ron Rainey announced Thursday. Scott is a transfer from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and will have two years of eligibility remaining. The Tinley Park, Ill., native will be available to play for the Hawkeyes this fall.
“We’re excited about Emily coming to Iowa City this fall,” said head coach Ron Rainey. “Her experience and versatility will be a huge help to us immediately when we start practice in August.”
Scott played two seasons as a defender with the Panthers, starting in all of Milwaukee’s 40 games the past two years.
She played every minute of the season at central defender as a sophomore last season, becoming the first position player not to come off the field for the Panthers since 2006. Scott led the team to seven shutouts and provided a game-winning assist against Green Bay.
Scott was named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team in 2011 as a freshman. She was the first Milwaukee freshman since 2008 to start every single game. Scott led the Panthers to 12 shutouts and a 0.67 GAA, which ranked 18th best in the country on the season.
A graduate of Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Scott was a four-year all-conference and all-area selection and broke the school’s all-time goals record with 41 career goals. She played club soccer with the Windy City Pride, winning the U17 U.S. Club National Championship in 2010.
The Hawkeyes are looking to improve on its winningest two-year stretch in program history after a 13-4-3 effort in 2011 and a 12-6-3 mark last season. Iowa will have 17 returning letterwinners and nine newcomers when it returns to the pitch Aug. 23 at Drake. Iowa’s home opener is Aug. 25 against Western Michigan at the Iowa Soccer Complex.