Hawkeyes Add Mississippi State Transfer Elle Otto 

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Mississippi State transfer Elle Otto will join the University of Iowa soccer team in the fall of 2022, head coach Dave DiIanni announced Tuesday.

“Elle is a fantastic athlete, who works tirelessly on the front line,” said Dilanni. “Her fitness and competitiveness are two strengths that we know she will bring to our program. Elle was a high-level goal scorer in club, and I look forward to helping her continue that trend at Iowa.”

Otto, a forward from Grandville, Michigan, spent one season in Starkville before entering the transfer portal. She saw action in 15 matches a season ago, playing a total of 247 minutes, including a career-high 43 against the Hawkeyes in Iowa City.

As a Grandville High School prep, Otto was the No. 42 ranked forward in the country according to TopDrawerSoccer.com. She was among the top 10 goal scorers in the nation in U16 and U17 with the U.S. Development Academy. Otto played club soccer for Midwest United.

Iowa opens its 2022 season on Aug. 18 at UCLA in Westwood, California.