University of Iowa Athletics
F/MF

#15 Riley Kniptash

Class Fr.
Hometown St. Louis, Mo.
High School Ladue Horton Watkins

Hawk Item

  • Selected to compete in USA Field Hockey’s 2016 Young Women’s National Championship

2018

  • B1G Distinguished Scholar
  • Named to NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad
  • Academic All-Big honoree
  • Named Iowa’s Sportsmanship Award honoree by the Big Ten
  • Saw action in four games
  • One of three seniors
  • Letterwinner

2017

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • Academic All-Big Ten honoree
  • Named to NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad
  • Played in 10 games
  • Recorded a personal-best 54 minutes at Stanford (Sep. 1)
  • Letterwinner

2016 

  • Saw action in 14 games and logged 221 minutes of action
  • Helped Iowa to a 12-7 overall record

2015

  • Saw action in 10 games, making her collegiate debut in Iowa’s 2-1 season opening overtime victory over No. 11 Wake Forest at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Ann Arbor, Michigan (Aug. 29)
  • NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad honoree
  • Letterwinner

High School

  • Attended Ladue Horton High School, playing under head coach Barb Dwyer
  • Garnered Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman
  • Three-time first-team all-conference recipient from 2012-2014
  • Named first team All-Metro in 2013 as a junior
  • Named All-Suburban Conference Player of the Year, while earning Team MVP honors as a senior
  • Helped the Rams to four straight elite eight appearances from 2011-14 and four top-four finishes in the Suburban Conference
  • As a team captain in 2014, Kniptash led prep team to a first place finish at the 2014 Public School Tournament
  • Capped her career with 101 points on 28 goals and 31 assists