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BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 08, 2014 5:00 AM

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Women’s tennis hires Dy as a new aide

Denise Dy has joined the Iowa women’s tennis staff as an assistant coach. Dy comes to the Hawkeyes after a college career at Washington, where she reached as high as third in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. She was also a three time All-American for the Huskies.

She played at Washington from 2008-2012 and made the first team Pac-10 team in 2011, according to a media release. She has continued her playing career as part of the Philippine national team. She won a gold medal in mixed doubles at the Southeast Asian Games in 2011, and a silver medal in doubles and a bronze medal in singles at the 2009 Southeast Asian Games.

“She is a great young coach that had an outstanding career at Washington and knows what it takes to be a successful student-athlete,” head coach Katie Dougherty said. “Her experience translates well into her coaching career. She should make a make a positive impact in all aspects of our program.”

- by Ian Murphy

Field hockey drops in latest rankings

The Iowa field-hockey team dropped three spots to No. 10 in this week’s rankings.

The Black and Gold sat at No. 7 before losing on Sunday to Northwestern, 3-1.

Northwestern improved to No. 8 after the win. Maryland (No. 2), Penn State (No. 4), Michigan (No.14), Indiana (No. 18), and Michigan State (No. 20) round out the rest of the ranked Big Ten teams.

The Hawks will return to action Friday, when they host Michigan at Grant Field. 

— by Ryan Rodriguez

Hawks stay at 6th in Great Lakes Poll

The Iowa soccer team again finds itself ranked in the Great Lakes Poll, staying at No. 6 in the region.
The Hawkeyes (9-4) played two games last week, defeating Michigan State, 1-0, on Oct. 2 but losing to Michigan, 4-2, three days later.

Iowa was one of seven Big Ten teams in the poll. Penn State (12-1) again took first in the poll, followed by Wisconsin (11-2) at No. 2, Rutgers (9-1-1) at No. 3. Michigan (8-4) and Illinois (9-4 rounded out the top five at No. 4 and No. 5. Michigan State (8-5-1) was the other Big Ten team ranked, coming in at No. 8.

Iowa will be back in action today against Wisconsin, the Hawkeyes’ only game until Oct. 17.

— by Jordan Hansen



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