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Rachel  McCloskey


Runnels, Iowa



Minnesota Set to Begin Spring Season

The Gophers will travel to NDSU on Saturday for first spring contest


Three Gophers Earn B1G Postseason Honors

Roberts, McCloskey and Larrick earn conference awards


Minnesota Drops to Wisconsin, 4-1

Taylor Wodnick scores the Gophers lone goal in 4-1 loss to Wisconsin


Wodnick Scores Golden Goal in 2OT

Senior Taylor Wodnick scored the golden goal to lift the Gophers over Illinois


Gopher Spotlight: Rachel McCloskey

Gophersports.com caught up with the freshman midfielder before the Nebraska game

2014 SEASON: 14gp, 3g, 0a, 6pts, 14sh, 4sog
CAREER: 14gp, 3g, 0a, 6pts, 14sh, 4sog

Started in fourteen of the Gophers' twenty-one games as a freshman • First career appearance in Gophers 10-0 victory over Stetson (8/22) • Scored first career goal in first game of the season • Recorded second goal of the season in Gophers 3-1 loss to Auburn (9/7) • Broke Auburn's 300 minute shutout streak • Six points on the season • Fourteen shots on the season, four of those on target • Scored equilizer in Michigan loss (9/12) • Two straight games to avoid shutout (9/7 and 9/12) • Named to the 2014 Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

Rounding out the recruiting class is Rachel McCloskey who joined the Gophers in January after graduating early from Southeast Polk High School in Iowa. Her club team, Iowa Rush, made several trips to the Iowa State Cup. She also played varsity basketball and was an honor student. She will practice with the team in preparation for the 2014 season.

"Rachel McCloskey is already here this semester, and she has transitioned to life as a student-athlete extremely well," said Coach Golan. "We are excited for an extra semester of work with her as she is someone who can play for us as a center back, outside back, or defensive midfielder right away. She came in fit and technically sound, and is now adjusting to the speed of play required at our level. She will do well here."