IOWA CITY, Iowa — Two members of the University of Iowa women’s soccer team earned United Soccer Coaches First Team All-North Region recognition for the 2023 season. Fifth-year Samantha Cary and senior Macy Enneking are just the third and fourth Hawkeyes to earn first team regional honors, joining Cloe Lacasse and Melanie Pickert in 2014.
Cary was also named to the All-Big Ten Second Team, leading the Iowa defense to a program-record 13 shutouts with a team-high 1,957 minutes at the defender position.
Cary was a three-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, guiding Iowa to a 36-17 scoring differential against its opponents with stifling advantages in shots (307-164) and shots on goal (149-75). Offensively, Cary finished the year with three assists and one goal.
Cary was the Defensive Player of the Big Ten Tournament, leading the Hawkeyes to three consecutive wins over ranked teams for the first time in program history en route to Iowa’s second Big Ten Tournament Championship.
A team captain, she led Iowa to its second NCAA Tournament victory and the highest national ranking in program history, peaking at No. 14 in the College Soccer News rankings. She also earned CSC Academic recognition in 2023 for excellence in the classroom and on the pitch.
Enneking’s 12.5 shutouts mark a new single-season record for Iowa goalkeepers and tied for fifth nationally. Enneking, who declared her intent to return for a fifth season in 2024, finished the season ranked third in the Iowa record book for shutouts (22) and fourth for career wins (26).
Enneking finished with 58 saves at a .733 percentage. Her 0.76 goals against average ranked third among Big Ten Conference goalkeepers.
Also a team captain, Enneking’s honors this season include All-Big Ten Tournament Team recognition, Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Week (Oct. 3) and Top Drawer Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week honorable mention (Sept. 5).