Feb. 6, 2014
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head soccer coach Ron Rainey announced Thursday that nine preps will be joining the Hawkeyes’ as members of the 2014 recruiting class.
Tina Cardamone (GK, Oak Hill, Va.), Madeline Crowdy (D, Omaha, Neb.), Jenna Kentgen (F, Naperville, Ill.), Laura Lainson (F/MF, Huntington Beach, Calif.), Aubree Larson (F/MF, Ankeny, Iowa), Rose Ripslinger (F, Davenport, Iowa), Karly Stuenkel (St. Charles, Ill.), Abbey Toureene (D, Pewaukee, Wis.), and Katherine Woodruff (MF/F, Ames, Iowa) are set to join a program that won a school-record 15 games and earned its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth in 2013.
“I am excited about the class of 2014,” said Rainey. “We have quality people and players and solid students, and we feel this group is going to mesh well with our current team. These nine players will add some athletic elements to our team and ramp up the competition to get on the field. This is important as we head through this spring and into the fall of 2014.”
Below is a player-by-player breakdown of Iowa’s 2014 recruiting class:
Oak Hill, Va. (Chantilly)
High School — Member of the Virginia Olympic Development program from 2008-13… was a finalist at the ODP national championship in 2012… also competed on the Region 1 Olympic Development program from 2011-13… played for the BRYC 95 Elite team from 2011-14… two-time USYS Virginia State Cup Champion (2011, 2012), USYS Region 1 Premier League champion (2012), UYS Region I champion (2012) and a USYS U16 National Champion (2012)… awarded the U16 Golden Glove Award and U16 “Best XI” at the national championships… member of the winning USYS National League Championship team in 2013… qualified for the USYS National Championships three times (2012-14)… club coach was Larry Best… member of the National Honor Society from 2011-14.
Personal — Born Feb. 5, 1996, in Fairfax, Va… daughter of Raf and Linda Cardamone… mother played field hockey at LaSalle University… has two sisters, Sara and Teresa… undecided on a major.
Rainey on Cardamone — “Tina will give us three goalkeepers this season and will combine well with Hannah and Kiley to make the position competitive. She plays on a spectacular club team and that training will help her at the collegiate level. She has good hands and does well with her feet.”
Omaha, Neb. (Omaha Marian)
High School — Two-time honorable mention all-state selection… team captain heading into her senior season… three-year letterwinner… led team to state tournament in each of her first three seasons, winning the Class A state title in 2012 and reaching the semifinals in 2013… three-time Metro champion… helped team to a Nebraska state-record 22 consecutive shutouts… team captain of club team from 2010-14… was a four-time regional qualifier (2010-11, 2013-14)… won the state title and Disney Showcase in 2011… high school coach was Ed Dudley… club coach was Marcus Kelcher… earned Principal’s Honors from 2011-14.
Personal — Born Oct. 25, 1995… daughter of Mike and DeeAnn Crowdy… has an older brother, Vince… majoring in biology/pre-dentistry.
Rainey on Crowdy — “Madeline adds depth to our backline. She has played at a high level in both high school and with her EGA club, who has given her great technical and tactical training. We are excited to add a player from Nebraska and hope to continue looking in that area over the next few years.”
Naperville, Ill. (Metea Valley)
High School — Three-time all-area and all-conference selection… two-time all-sectional honoree… team MVP as a junior… helped lead team to the Upstate Eight title in 2012… member of the Pepsi Showdown all-tournament team… school record-holder for career goals… played for Team Chicago club team from 2000-09, where she was team captain… competed for The Academy United from 2009-14… high school coaches were Patrick Feulner, Chris Whaley and Tim Cridille… club coaches were Peter Glon and Bunnyray Lamand.
Personal — Born Sept. 8, 1995… daughter of Eric and Rene Kentgen… has an older brother, Eric… undecided on a major.
Rainey on Kentgen — “Jenna is a hard worker, and I believe people are going to fall in love with her work ethic and how she competes on the field. She tries to win every ball and goes forward with it at her feet. She has traits that people in the Iowa community like to see, and she will be an excellent addition in the attack.”
Huntington Beach, Calif. (Huntington Beach)
High School — Offensive MVP and all-conference selection as a sophomore… team captain and Offensive MVP of the freshman/sophomore team as a freshman… helped prep team to a third place Sunset League finish in 2013 and a fourth-place finish in 2012… played club soccer for eight years, currently competing for the Strikers Southcoast Dido… 2012 Season Tier 1 SCDSL champions in U17 bracket… 2012 West Coast Tournament runners-up… 2013 Slammers Tournament champion… 2013 Carlsbad Cup champion… high school coaches were Raul Ruiz and Sean Dick… club coach was Dido Tshimanga… also is a three-year letterwinner in track and field as a sprinter and long/triple jumper… 400-meter dash CIF qualifier in 2011, 2012… 400-meter dash Sunset League champion in 2012… member of the National Honor Society (2012-14)… Scholar Athlete and Distinguished Honor Roll selection from 2011-14.
Personal — Born March 4, 1996, in Anaheim, Calif… daughter of Michael and Darcey Lainson… father wrestled at the University of Iowa… mother ran track and field at Central College… has an older brother, Jacob… majoring in broadcast journalism.
Rainey on Lainson — “Laura is an athletic player who will improve every day in our program. She has a neat personality and has Iowa ties with her grandparents living in Iowa City. Her athletic element is something that will help her in her first year as a Hawkeye.”
Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny)
High School — First team all-state, first-team all-conference and Ankeny’s Offensive MVP after scoring 13 goals and tallying nine assists for 35 points as a junior… honorable mention all-state, second team all-conference and an all-tournament team honoree as a sophomore after finishing with nine goals, 14 assists and 32 points… helped team to a Class 3A state title in 2013 after finishing as the runner-up in 2012… two-time CIML champions… holds the school’s single-season assists record…. played for the Iowa Rush for five years, earning the State Cup title three times (2011, 2013, 2014)… high school coaches were Chris Allen and Lacy Woolf… club coach was Daryl Brazeau… also lettered in track, placing ninth at state in the shuttle hurdle relay… also was a Drake Relays qualifier in 4×100-relay… earned CIML All-Academic recognition from 2011-13 and the Academic Excellence Award (2010-13)… National Honor Society and Student Council President… member of the National Council on Youth Leadership.
Personal — Born Nov. 22, 1995… daughter of Matt and Shelly Larson… has an older sister, Cara… majoring in biology.
Rainey on Larson — “Aubree has a great understanding of what it will take to get on the field next season. She is quick and can run at people. As an Iowa native, I believe she will play with a passion and pride while representing her home state.”
Davenport, Iowa (Davenport Assumption)
High School — Three-time Iowa Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year, the nation’s first female soccer player in the program’s 28-year history to earn the distinction as a freshman, sophomore and junior… three-time first-team all-state, first-team All-Metro soccer team, 1A all-tournament team and first-team all-conference selection… named the Quad City Times Female Athlete of the Year in 2011-12… led prep team to three consecutive 1A state championships and three Mississippi Athletic Conference titles… won 51-straight games from 2011-13 — the eighth-longest winning streak in U.S. high school girls soccer history… has 89 goals, 41 assists and 219 points in her first three prep seasons, helping team to a 63-2 overall record… scored 29 goals, had nine assists for 67 points as a freshman, 28 goals and 13 assists for 69 points as a sophomore and a school-record 32 goals and 19 assists for a record 83 points as a junior… school-record holder for career goals (83) with senior season still forthcoming… played club soccer for the Iowa City Alliance Heatwave from 2010-14, where she was the two-time club Female Player of the Year (2012-13, 2011-12) and the team MVP in 2010-11… named to the All-Tournament (U17) Team “Best 11” at the 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships … led club team to three State Cup and regional tournament titles (2010-12)… played four years on the Region II ODP Team, winning the 2012 Inter-Regional Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla… high school coaches were Rob Eckert and Jonathan Dreasler… club coach was Paul Dayrell… National Honor Society and first honor roll member.
Personal — Born Dec. 27, 1995… daughter of Joe and Tracy Ripslinger… has three older and one younger sister, Marie, Ann, Grace and Joy… father ran track and was a defensive back at St. Ambrose… Grace was an honorable mention All-American defender at St. Ambrose (2008-12) and Ann ran cross country at Wartburg College… undecided on a major.
Rainey on Ripslinger — “Rose is a goal scorer, who has been dominant at the club and high school level in Iowa. She is fast and tenacious and can do some tricky things with the ball. We want her to come in and play relaxed and have fun. If she does those things, she can see the field right away. She will be a local fan favorite, as she has played with an Iowa City club team.”
St. Charles, Ill. (St. Charles North)
Club Soccer — Played on the Eclipse Select soccer club team for six years… was the 2010 Fall League MRL champions… 2011 Spring MRL champions… 2011 State Cup champions… 2011 USYSA Region II champions… 2011 USYSA National Championship finalist… finished first at the U15 Regional League Midwest Conference… was a 2012 Dallas Cup finalist… 2013 Disney Showcase champions… club coach was Mike Nesci.
Personal — Born Sept. 24, 1996… daughter of Larry Stuenkel and Brandy Madden… has an older sister, Sydney, who runs track and field/cross country at Loyola (Ill.) University… undecided on a major.
Rainey on Stuenkel — “Karly has played at a high level with her club team in Chicago. The coaches there demand much in training and competition and that will help Karly in her transition to the college game. She plays in the middle of the field and has a nice technical game that allows her to play quickly.”
Pewaukee, Wis. (Pewaukee)
High School — First-team all-conference and team MVP as a junior after scoring a team-best 21 goals and tallying seven assists… team captain as a junior… honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore after finishing with 14 goals and five assists… earned the team’s “Hustle Award”… named the Rookie of the Year as a freshman after scoring seven goals and registering three assists… played club soccer for Lake County United, leading team to three state final appearances and a state championship… high school coach was Sean Sullivan… club coach was Rob Lestina… three-year honor roll selection and member of National Honor Society.
Personal — Born Sept. 18, 1995, in Peoria, Ill… daughter of Ken and Kathy Toureene… has three siblings, Katie, Emilee and Gabe… majoring in human physiology.
Rainey on Toureene — “Abbey works hard on the field and can play a few different positions, which will help her when she arrives on campus. As she plays through the spring with her high school, she will continue to work on her speed of play and that will help her at Iowa.”
Ames, Iowa (Ames)
High School — All-state, all-district and all-conference honoree as a junior after scoring 11 goals and tallying four assists for 26 points… all-conference honoree as a sophomore after finishing with 20 goals and six assists for 42 points… led team to a pair of CIML titles (2012, 2013)… holds school records for most games with a goal and most consecutive games with a goal… played club soccer for the Rush and Ames Soccer Club… helped the Rush to a state runner-up finish (2010) and a state title (2013)… high school coach was Bobby Meyers… club coaches were Lindsey Long and Daryl Braseau… also is a three-year letterwinner in track and field, finishing seventh in the state in the 4×100-meter relay as a junior… state qualifier as a freshman and sophomore… three-time All-Academic honoree.
Personal — Born Sept. 26, 1995, in Fort Dodge, Iowa… daughter of Bill and Nolvia Woodruff… father played football at Valparaiso University… has three brothers, Walter, Peter and David… undecided on a major.
Rainey on Woodruff — “Katherine is a fast, athletic player. We want her to come in and use her natural abilities and challenge our team. We want her to keep the game simple and fun and to play to her strengths. She is a player who can get better in leaps and bounds during her time at Iowa.”