We are proud to present the 2014 Iowa Rush Graduating Class! Congratulations Graduates and best of luck in your future endeavors!
Laura plans to attend Iowa State University and major in Diet and Exercise. She will continue playing soccer for the Cyclones. Laura’s favorite Iowa Rush memory is overall becoming a better player and learning to push herself and have higher expectations for herself.
Kiley plans to attend Grand View University and is unsure what she will study. She will play soccer for the Vikings. Her favorite memory of playing for Iowa Rush, besides helping her fine tune her soccer skills, is winning State Cup.
Stella plans to attend Iowa State University and major in Business. She will continue playing for the Cyclones. Her favorite Iowa Rush memory is carpooling to practice every day with the other Ames girls and stopping for snacks after practice. She also enjoyed being involved in a competitive program where every coach and player was invested in getting better.
Madeline plans to attend Carleton College and major in Political Science. She will continue playing soccer for the Knights. She loved the challenge of playing for Rush; it helped her grow as a person as well as a player.
Katharine plans to attend University of Iowa and is undecided what she will study. She will continue playing soccer for the Hawkeyes. Her 2 favorite Iowa Rush memories are when she wore her tuxedo t-shirt to training and when Deb (Hockemeyer) gave her “The Time Is Now” speech before State Cup.
Ankeny Centennial Graduates
Sarah plans to attend University of Northern Iowa and major in Education. Sarah will continue playing soccer for the Panthers, along with a few former Iowa Rush players and as well as some from this year’s graduating class. She has many great memories of playing for the Iowa Rush, including winning State Cups!
Nate plans to attend Iowa State University and major in Construction Engineering; he will keep playing soccer for fun in his free time at school. His favorite Iowa Rush memory is when the team attended a tournament in Kansas City and won in a penalty kick shootout!
Trey plans to attend Marshalltown Community College and will major in Business. He will play soccer for MCC. His favorite Iowa Rush memory is the first soccer tournament he ever won in Johnston in 2010.
Harrison (Chase) Zey
Chase plans to attend Iowa State University and will major in Software Engineering. He hopes to continue playing soccer for fun in his free time at school. His favorite Iowa Rush memory is having the opportunity to play with many friends who he would otherwise never have met. For Chase, soccer was a fun way to challenge and push him to stay fit and be a reliable person his teammates could count on.
Ankeny High School Graduates
Hannah plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University and is undecided what she will study. She will play soccer for the Bearcats. Her favorite Iowa Rush memory is making so many great friends that last outside of soccer and all the memories they’ve made while playing in tournaments.
Sydney plans to attend Minnesota State University and will major in BioMedical. She will continue playing soccer for the Mavericks. Her favorite Iowa Rush memory is winning State Cup in 2013 because she’ll have the opportunity to play with her teammates one last time in Regionals and hopefully make it to Nationals.
Aubree plans to attend University of Iowa where she will major in Biology and play soccer for the Hawkeyes. For her, playing for Rush has been the best experience of her life, not only did she get to meet her best friends on this team but also now has the chance to pursue her dream of playing soccer in college.
Kendall plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Business; he plans to continue playing soccer for fun. His favorite Iowa Rush memory is practices and traveling for tournaments with his teammates.
Madison plans to attend Loras College and is undecided as to what she will study. She plans to continue playing soccer at Loras. Her favorite Iowa Rush memory is the challenging level of play she experienced and the friends she made.
Dowling Catholic Graduates
Natalie plans to attend Iowa State University and major in Marketing. She will continue playing soccer for fun in her free time. Her favorite Iowa Rush memory is beating Iowa City Alliance to win the State Cup Championship and qualify for Regionals.
Haley will attend University of Northern Iowa and will study Pre-Medicine. She will play soccer for the Panthers. Her favorite Iowa Rush memories were winning State Cup in 2009, 2012 and 2013 as well as traveling to tournaments and creating memories and forming life long friendships.
Katlyn plans to attend University of Nebraska Omaha and major in Biology. She will also be playing soccer for the Mavericks. Her favorite Iowa Rush memory is meeting and playing with girls from all different schools and being able to help each other as they committed to playing soccer at the next level.
McKenna plans to attend Colorado College and major in Bioengineering. She will play soccer for the club team at CC. Her favorite Iowa Rush memory was having the opportunity to get to know and play with the most talented and sweetest soccer girls in Iowa.
Southeast Polk Graduates
Rachel will attend University of Minnesota and major in Sports Management. She will play soccer for the Gophers. Her met some of her best friends by being a part of Rush and she wouldn’t trade that for anything!
Abby plans to attend Western Illinois University and will major in Pre-Physical Therapy. She will play soccer for the Leathernecks. Her favorite Iowa Rush experience was getting to know all of her teammates which she now considers sisters.