University of Iowa Athletics

#15 Esme Gibson

Class Sr.
Hometown Worcestershire, England
High School Repton School, Derbyshire
Esme Gibson - Field Hockey - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 Honors – Earned first first-team All-Big Ten recognition… named to the 2023 NFHCA Senior Team… named first-team NFHCA All-West Region selection… named to the 2023 Big Ten Fall Academic All-Conference team… first-team NFHCA All-American… Big Ten Preseason Watch List. 2023 – Started in all 19 games… logged 1073 minutes… scored two goals with four assists, recording 12 points… finished with 12 shots with nine on goal… recorded a goal and an assist against Merrimack College (10/17)… scored a conference goal against Rutgers (10/27)… played 60 or more minutes in 13 games including the last nine of the season… letterwinner.

2022 Honors – NFHCA Second-Team All-American… NFHCA First-Team All-West Region honoree… second-team All-Big Ten selection… Academic All-Big Ten. 2022 — Played in 19 games, recording 18 starts… recorded 1,114 minutes… tallied four goals with four assists… attempted 13 shots with eight being on goal… found the back of the goal twice in two shots in the win over Ball State (9/25)… recorded two assists in the 6-0 win over Saint Louis (9/4)… scored in NCAA Sweet 16 victory over Virginia (11/11)… played 60 or more minutes in eight games… letterwinner.

2021 Honors – NFHCA Third-Team All-American… NFHCA All-West Region honoree… second-team All-Big Ten… Big Ten All-Tournament Team selection… Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 12… named to NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad… Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2021 – Started all 20 games, logging 1,140 minutes… scored six goals (two game-winners) and had two assists… attempted 16 shots with 12 being on goal… scored the game-winner in a win over New Hampshire (9/4) and had her first career two-goal game – including the game-winner — in a road win at Michigan State (10/8)… helped Iowa post an NCAA-best 11 shutouts, including a school-record eight consecutive shutouts in September.

2020 — NFHCA second-team All-West Region selection… named to All-Big Ten Tournament team… NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad honoree… Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2020 — Played all 18 games, tallying two goals, two assists, and 14 shots.

2019 — Notched her first collegiate goal against Ohio State (11/7)… tallied two assists on the season against California (9/13) and Penn State (10/13)… started all 22 games of the season… played all 60 minutes in 18 games.

High School — First team honoree and sports scholar at Repton School… winner of 2018 and 2019 EH U18 Outdoor School Nationals, 2019 Independent Schools Hockey Cup, and 2019 EH Indoor Schools silver medalist… participated in 2016, 2017, and 2018 Futures Cup and member of England U16 team in 2016-17 and England U18 in 2017-18… secured promotion to North League for Belper Hockey club in 2018-19… voted players’ player of the season in 2017-18 for Cannock Hockey club in the national league conference west… guested for Repton hockey club U18 team, the winners of EH tier 2 nationals… member of Stourport Hockey Club (2015-17), winning national finals and bronze medal in 2017 and first team member in back-to-back year… academic scholar (2017-19), UK math challenge bronze and silver medalist, and UK biology Olympiad bronze and silver medalist.

Personal — Born May 19, 2001… daughter of Judy and Robert Gibson… parents were college rowers at Mansfield College of the University of Oxford… has an older brother, Jack… majoring in neuroscience.