Silkowitz becomes first Cyclone soccer player drafted to NWSL


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Iowa State goalie Jordan Silkowitz blocks the goal against Texas on Oct. 20, 2022.

Andrew Harrington, Sports Editor

After three years as a Cyclone, goalkeeper Jordan Silkowitz became the first Iowa State soccer player to be drafted to the National Women’s Soccer League.

Silkowitz was the No. 6 pick in the second round, going No. 18 overall pick to the Kansas City Current.

Silkowitz ranked fifth all-time in saves throughout Iowa State’s history, tallying 234 total.

“As good of a soccer player as she has proven to be, what really makes us love Silk is the human that she is. She has an infectious intensity and is simply a wonderful young woman. While we are going to miss her here, we are incredibly excited to see her career develop in the NWSL,” head coach Matt Fannon stated in a release from Iowa State Athletics.

The Current finished the 2022 season with a 10-6-6 record, landing the team in fifth place out of 12 teams.

While schedules have not been released yet for the NWSL, expectations are that the season will begin in late April.