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2019 Girls Soccer Preview

Rachel Vander Hart in Goal with the Ball.

2019 Girls Soccer Preview    

School:                        Urbandale

Nickname:                   J-Hawks

Class:                           3A

Colors:                         Blue and White

Conference:                 Central Iowa Metropolitan League – Central Conference

Head Coach:               Jason Eckhoff – 4th Year (27-27) (BA – University of Northern Iowa)

Assistant Coaches:      Jessica Shwery, Bonnie Larson, Chad Jamison


2018 Highlights:

•           1st Team All State:  Rachel Vander Hart

•           1st Team All-Iowa Conference:  Gracie Marks, Rachel Vander Hart, Cassie Swacker

•           2nd Team All-Iowa Conference:  Angie Smith, Kelsey Heller

•           Honorable Mention All-Iowa Conference:  Riley Groth, Sydney Haenzi, Makenzie Jacobs, Grace Lilienthal


2019 Returning Letterwinners:

18 total

Elma Mujic, Katy Sawyer, Emily Swanson, Rachel Vander Hart, Emma Acela, Riley Groth, Sydney Haenzi, Makenzie Jacobs, Grace Lillienthal, Imagin Shively, Cassie Swacker, Irma Vlahovljak, Safia Chaudhry, Hannah Eckhoff, Kelsey Heller, Emma Johansen, Gracie Marks, Marley Pearce


2019 Outlook:

The J-Hawks return 18 letterwinners and will begin play on April 2, 2019, at Ankeny.  Coach Eckhoff had this to say about the upcoming season:  "We return 10 of 11 starters from a team that missed the State Tournament by one goal a year ago and we are ready to face the challenges of a new conference."


For more information, contact Head Coach Jason Eckhoff at or Bill Watson at (515) 457-6994 or