Field hockey signs three

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 21, 2014 5:00 AM

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The Iowa field-hockey team announced the signing of three new recruits on Thursday.

Avery Semler, Makenna Grewe, and Riley Kniptash all signed national letters of Intent and are set to join head coach Lisa Cellucci and the Black and Gold for the 2015 season.

Semler is from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and is a forward/midfielder. In four years of high-school varsity, she scored 28 goals and 13 assists.

“Avery is a dynamic attacking player. She will be an asset to our front field and midfield as we look to add depth on those lines,” Cellucci said. “She is a high-energy player with an outstanding work rate.”

Grewe is from Del Norte High School in San Diego. She is the career record holder in assists in a season and career and career goals at her high school. Cellucci said she has the ability to be a dangerous attacker for Iowa.

Kniptash is from St. Louis and scored 101 points in high school. Cellucci praised her versatility and playmaking ability in the midfield.

“We are extremely excited to add three outstanding people to our program,” Cellucci said in a release. “This class is determined and extremely passionate about being a part of the Iowa field-hockey program. Their competitiveness, work rate, and energy will contribute to an outstanding group of returners.”

— by Ryan Rodriguez

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