16 Rachel McCloskey  
Rachel  McCloskey

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Runnels, Iowa

Position:
Midfielder/Defender


07/08/2015

72 Gophers Earn B1G Distinguished Scholar Award

Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.

03/04/2015

Minnesota Set to Begin Spring Season

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

11/10/2014

Three Gophers Earn B1G Postseason Honors

Roberts, McCloskey and Larrick earn conference awards

10/19/2014

Minnesota Drops to Wisconsin, 4-1

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

10/12/2014

Wodnick Scores Golden Goal in 2OT

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

2015 SEASON: 2gp, 0g, 0a, 0pts, 1sh, 0sog
CAREER: 16gp, 3g, 0a, 6pts, 15sh, 4sog

2014 FRESHMAN SEASON:
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."