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By JAMES ALLAN
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Cloe Lacasse was a potent goal scorer during her four-year career with the University of Iowa women’s soccer program. That trend has continued professionally in Iceland.
The forward from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, is currently tied for second in the Urvalsdeild League with nine goals in 11 matches for IBV. She has scored 29 career goals since joining the league in 2015.
“I have built off my successes from the previous seasons,” said Lacasse. “As a player I have grown so much with IBV in my three years. In the past, I was all about speed and one-on-one dribbling, but now I am capable of holding the ball and bouncing it off to teammates.
“Adding another element to my game makes it so much harder for teams to scout me and stop my success.”
Lacasse finished her Hawkeye career as one of the top players in school history. She led Iowa in points all four seasons, earning the team’s Offensive MVP honor each season. She was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2013 and 2014 and an NSCAA first-team all-region honoree as a senior.
Lacasse finished her Iowa career tied for first in career points (112), first in shots and second in goals (43), game-winning goals (13), and assists (26).
On June 16, Lacasse accomplished something that alluded her in her 85 career games as a Hawkeye. She scored four of IBV’s five goals in a 5-0 triumph over Flykir. She also scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over URW on June 27.
“That day (against Fylkir), I was the lucky finisher,” said Lacasse. “I can’t remember the last time that happened (for me). It was a cool experience and one I won’t forget anytime soon.”
With the Lacasse as the team’s top goal scorer, IBV is currently 8-1-2 in 11 matches this season, putting the team in third place in the league standings. Lacasse helped IBV win the League Cup in 2016 and the team was the Women’s Cup runner-up during the same season.
“I am so much more acclimated to the league now,” said Lacasse. “I know what to expect as far the skills and abilities. This has allowed me to build my confidence going into each game.”