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Women's Recruiting Dec 09, 2022

Iowa State signs four 2023 recruits, ranging from Virginia to California

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State soccer program and head coach Matt Fannon announced the Cyclones’ 2023 signing class.

ISU’s class entails four signees from four different states, stretching from Virginia to California.

The signing group includes Kasey Cannistraro (Oakton, Va.), Regan John (Wake Forest, N.C.), Lilly Touhey (Fishers, Ind.) and Nicolasa Jacobs (Redondo Beach, Calif.).

“There is no doubt that this group has all the attributes on and off the field to make a huge mark here at Iowa State. Our staff believes this class is going to fit in with the team immediately because of their dedication and commitment to what we are pushing for here, as well as the fantastic chemistry they have already created together.”- Head Coach Matt Fannon

Iowa State’s incoming class is made up of three midfielders and a goalkeeper.

Below are brief bios on each signee.

Regan John

  • Four year member of NC Courage.

Matt Fannon on John…

“I first watched Regan in Florida and was immediately drawn to her comfort in possession and her range of passing. As I watched her more, it was clear that tactically she is someone who understands the game and her on-field role really well. She is someone who will immediately make an impact because her game fits perfectly with our game model. She is mature beyond her years in so many ways. She is going to be a fantastic leader and someone we know will automatically uphold the values we set within our team.”

Nika Jacobs

  • 2022 Bay League Champions.

  • 2022 Division II CIF-SS Champions.

  • 2022 Division II CIF-SS Regional Champions.

  • 2022 ECNL National Finalists.

  • 2022 High School Soccer Coach’s Pick.

  • Principal’s Honor Roll member in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

  • 2022 National Honors Society member.

  • 2022 Ivy Chain member.

  • California Scholarship Federation Member in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Matt Fannon on Jacobs…

“Nika is someone we are thrilled to add to our class. She has energy, athleticism and an eye for a pass. She comes from a team that plays very similarly to us. Playing in a similar system will help her transition quickly. She is smart, bubbly and a fun person that our team will enjoy being around.”

Kasey Cannistraro

  • 2022 2nd Team All-District.

  • 2022 Concorde District Champs.

  • 2022 Regional Runner-up.

  • Washington Spirit ADP.

  • Girls Academy Mid-Atlantic Conference Talent ID Participant.

  • Girls Academy National Talent ID.

Matt Fannon on Cannistraro…

“As soon as we saw Kasey play it was clear that she was full of potential. She is very athletic and brave. She has the traits that are vital for a goalkeeper. She is proficient and willing with her feet, which is something essential for our game model. Kasey has a fun and strong personality. She has the traits that will make her immediately comfortable within our wonderful squad.”

Lilly Touhey

  • 2022 All-District.

  • 2022 Academic All-State.

  • 2022 U19 Regional Semifinalist with the Indiana Fire.

  • 2022 U19 State Cup Champion with the Indiana Fire.

  • 2021 All-Conference.

  • 2021 Academic All-State.

  • 2019 ECNL Ohio Valley Conference Champion with FC Pride.

  • 2018 ECNL Ohio Valley Conference Champion with FC Pride.

  • 2019-2020 Summa Cum Laude.

  • 2020-2021 Summa Cum Laude.

  • 2021-2022 Summa Cum Laude.

Matt Fannon on Touhey…

“My favorite thing about Touhey is that she is a junkie. She eats, breathes, and sleeps soccer. She is committed to being the best that she can be for herself and the team. Her wonderful, happy personality will fit in perfectly with our team.”

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