ORIENTATION GUIDE: ISU soccer will rely on seniors


Photo: Adam Ring/Iowa State Daily

Iowa State’s Jennifer Dominguez works to move the ball toward the goal Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Cyclone Soccer Complex. The Cyclones defeated the Bulldogs 3-0. Dominguez scored two goals in the match. 

Maddy Arnold

The 2012 season started off well for the ISU soccer team. Iowa State won eight of its first 12 games but missed out on the postseason for the fifth-straight year.

The Cyclones had their first 10-win season since 2005 but finished last in the Big 12. Iowa State’s only conference win came against TCU, which finished eighth in the conference.

Iowa State’s 2-0 win against TCU was the first game played at the new Cyclone Sports Complex. The $13 million facility was built to house the ISU soccer team as well as softball and track and field.

The 2013 season will see the return of a large senior class. Nine seniors will play for Iowa State.

Senior forward Jennifer Dominguez was the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year for her performance in 2012. She led the Big 12 in goals with 14 as well as points with 28.

Four of Dominguez’s goals this season were game-winning. Dominguez is second all time at Iowa State in goals scored in a season and tied for third in points in a season.

Senior midfielder Emily Goldstein earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors for her 2012 season along with Dominguez. Goldstein scored four goals with one assist in 17 starts for the Cyclones.

Senior goalkeeper Maddie Jobe suffered a separated shoulder early last season and still managed to start 15 games. She finished the season with a record of 7-7, averaged 1.29 goals allowed and had three shutouts.

Senior defenders Jessica Stewart and Meredith Skitt started all 20 games last season. They both scored two goals and had three assists.

Freshman Kourtney Camy is the newest Cyclone. She is a transfer from Arkansas State and did not use any eligibility.

Soccer games are held at the Cyclone Sports Complex and admission is free.