Our Story


Our History

Founded in 1997

3 NCAA Tournament Appearances

13 Big Ten Tournament Appearances

3 Big Ten Tournament Title Game Appearances

1 Big Ten Tournament Title

85-69-18 Record Under Coach DiIanni

Hawkeyes Making History

2020-21 Season





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

16 All-Region Team Selections

19 All-Big Ten Selections

7 Big Ten All-Tournament Team Selections

12 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 10th 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 an 85-69-18 record with the Hawkeyes and has over 300 career victories. He has guided the program to two NCAA Tournament appearances and the first Big Ten title in program history.

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Assistant Coach Kyle Venter

Assistant Coach Kyle Venter enters his first 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.

Assistant Coach Katelyn Longino

Assistant Coach Katelyn Longino is entering her sixth season as an assistant coach with the University of Iowa soccer program. 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.

Director of Soccer Operations Erin Rubright

Erin Rubright enters her first season as the Director of Soccer Operations. She oversees many areas of the program, including team travel and meals, community service, social media, game-day operations, Nike equipment and gear, player development, special events, and alumni/donor relations.

Our Kits

Dressed for Championships

Hawkeyes and Beyond

Our program will elevate you to the next level