Cary, Enneking, Ingles are B1G Players to Watch

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Three University of Iowa soccer players were named Big Ten Players to Watch on Tuesday. The preseason honors are firsts for goalkeeper Macy Enneking and forward Meike Ingles, while veteran defender Samantha Cary receives her fourth conference preseason recognition of her career. 

A redshirt junior, Ingles last saw the pitch during the 2021 season, logging 431 minutes across five starts and eight games played. She scored each of her three goals that season with a hat-trick during Iowa’s, 3-2, victory over Illinois. 

As a freshman, Ingles was named Big Ten Tournament Offensive MVP for her contributions to the Cinderella-run that saw Iowa win its first conference tournament championship in program history. All four of her goals that season came during the postseason, with the first three being game-winners during Big Ten Tournament play. Ingles’ fourth goal was scored against No. 3 UCLA in the NCAA Tournament Second Round. 

Enneking, a senior from Hilliard, Ohio, is already one of the winningest goalkeepers in Iowa history heading into the season, ranking seventh in the Hawkeye record book with 13 career victories. Enneking is also sixth in program history for career shutouts (9), tied with Monica Wilhelm ’22, with whom she shared responsibilities in goal each of the past three seasons. 

In 2022, Enneking made seven starts with 30 saves, a .833 save percentage and allowed just 0.86 goals per game.  

Cary leads a Hawkeye defense that allowed just one goal per game each of the past two seasons, including 13 clean sheets during that span. She has made 74 career starts since the 2019 season for the Hawkeyes. 

Offensively, Cary has netted four goals and has 16 points in the black and gold. She recorded one goal and one assist last fall. 

The Hawkeyes kick off the season at Florida Gulf Coast University on Thursday at 6 p.m. (CT). The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ (subscription required). Iowa’s home opener vs. Kansas City is scheduled for 1 p.m. (CT) on Sunday at the Iowa Soccer Complex. That contest will be streamed on BTN+.