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#16 Rachele Armand

Height 5-4
Class RS Sr.
Hometown Aurora, Ill.
Previous School Louisville

2017 Honors — One of three players to share Iowa’s Defensive Player of the Year honor… Academic All-Big Ten. 2017 — Started nine games and saw action in 10 contests before missing the final six games because of injury… logged 799 minutes… aided the defense in posting seven shutouts, including back-to-back shutouts in victories over No. 23 Rutgers (10/5) and Maryland (10/8).

2016 — Team captain… started all 19 games, logging a team-high 1,500 minutes… played 90 or more minutes in 11 contests… scored one goal on seven shots… netted first career goal in season-opener at Creighton (8/19)… member of a defense that posted four shutouts… named to the Dean’s List during the fall and spring semesters… letterwinner.

2015 — Iowa’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year… competed in and started 16 games, logging 1,327 minutes… played every minute of seven games, including all 110 minutes (two OT) at Indiana on Oct. 3… tallied three assists, including one against Ohio State (Sept. 25)… tallied two shots against Penn State on Sept. 2… member of a defense that had six shutouts … letterwinner.

At Louisville (2013-14) — Played freshman and sophomore seasons for the Cardinals, battling injury to appear in 13 career games with nine starts… helped Louisville to the NCAA Tournament in 2013… named a Red and Black Scholar and to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 2013.

High School — NSCAA High School All-American in 2012… also was an Illinois all-state, team most valuable player, and a first-team all-area honoree as a senior… two-time team captain and two-time all-conference selection… helped team to a state title in 2010 where she earned honorable mention all-sectional honors… played club soccer for Team Chicago Botafago, where she was a member of the 2012 Illinois state championship, Regionl 2 Championship, and National League Championship teams… also was a member of the 2011 and 2012 MRL Premier Championship teams… three-time academic all-conference honoree.

Personal — Born Jan. 5, 1995, in Spokane, Washington… daughter of Scott and Beth Armand… has two sisters, Amber and Lauren… majoring in accounting.