Our Story


Our History

Founded in 1997

4 NCAA Tournament Appearances

14 Big Ten Tournament Appearances

4 Big Ten Tournament Title Game Appearances

2 Big Ten Tournament Titles

98-74-22 Record Under Coach DiIanni

Hawkeyes Making History

2023 B1G Tournament Champions
2023 NCAA Tournament First Round

First NCAA Tournament game hosted in Iowa City, setting a home attendance record of 2,639

2021 B1G Tournament Champions




Our City

#1 College Town in 2018 & 2019
U.S. News & World Report

#1 Best State to Live in
U.S. News & World Report

#3 Best Small Metro to Live In After College
American Institute for Economic Research

#4 Best Place to Live in America


Our Accomplishments

18 All-Region Team Selections

21 All-Big Ten Selections

10 Big Ten All-Tournament Team Selections

13 Big Ten All-Freshman Team Selections

1 Big Ten Coach of the Year

Our Facilities



Our Coaches

Head Coach Dave DiIanni

A native of Ontario, Canada, Dave DiIanni enters his 11th season as head coach for the University of Iowa women’s soccer program. DiIanni was tabbed as the fifth coach in program history on May 17, 2014, coming to the UI following an 11-year head coaching stint at Grand Valley State University where he guided three teams to NCAA National Championships. DiIanni has posted a 98-74-22 record with the Hawkeyes and has over 300 career victories. He has guided the program to two NCAA Tournament appearances and two Big Ten Tournament Titles.

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Assistant Coach Kyle Venter

Assistant Coach Kyle Venter enters his second season at Iowa. Venter brings extensive expertise in defense and goalkeeping and is also charged with helping spearhead the Hawkeye player evaluation and recruiting process. Venter joined the Hawkeyes following his most recent stint as Interim Head Coach at the University of Cincinnati.

Associate Head Coach Katelyn Longino

Katelyn Longino enters her seventh season with the University of Iowa soccer program. Longino was elevated to associate head coach following the 2023 season. She joined the Hawkeyes in 2018 following coaching stints at Valparaiso, Xavier and Columbus State. Along with coaching, Longino invests in player development and oversees the program’s sports science resources.

Assistant Coach J.P Valadares

Assistant Coach J.P Valadares enters his first season at the University of Iowa this season. Valadares joins the Hawkeyes after three seasons as an assistant coach at Southern Mississippi, where he worked primarily with goalkeepers.Valadares has served as director of goalkeepers for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) in Mississippi and also was part of the ODP South Region staff.

Our Kits

Dressed for Championships

2024 Iceland International Trip

Our program will bring you on new adventures.

The Hawkeyes traveled to Iceland in May 2024. The team had the opportunity to compete against Icelandic professional clubs, grow team chemistry and explore Icelandic culture and scenery. Iowa Soccer works to take advantage of the NCAA allowance for one international trip every four years.

Hawkeyes and Beyond

Our program will elevate you to the next level