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Jordan Silkowitz, ISU Women's Soccer

Jordan Silkowitz was selected by the Kansas City Current with the 18th pick overall in the 2023 NWSL Draft – becoming the first Cyclone to be drafted in program history.

“She is the kind of person who has so much natural talent that she could be good for any team at any level,” says head coach Matt Fannon. “She is so dedicated to her development and her passion soaks into everyone around her. 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.”

The Fairfax, Virginia, native started every game as goalkeeper this season for the Cyclones. She led the Big 12 conference with 100 saves in 2022, highlighted by a pair of 12-save matches against Iowa and Oklahoma State.

Overall, Silkowitz (’22 management) recorded 324 saves during her ISU career and ranks fifth all-time at Iowa State in career saves.

The Cyclones’ season was highlighted by defeating No. 24 Michigan, down in-state rival Iowa, and tying with No. 23 Texas.