Field Hockey

Natalie Cafone
Natalie Cafone


Fairfield, N.J.

High School:
West Essex



Hawk Items... Named to 2013-14 USA U21 Junior National Squad... member of 2013 Midwest Senior High Performance team... has appeared in 42 games in her collegiate career, starting 28.

2013 as a sophomore... Led the nation in points per game (2.48)... first Hawkeye to lead nation in points per game since Kristy Gleason in 1992 (3.95)... named to the NFHCA Division I All-America second team... named to the NFHCA West Region All-America first team... named to All-Big Ten first team... named to All-Big Ten tournament team... named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 24... led Big Ten in points with 52... led Big Ten in goals with 22... ranked fourth nationally with 1.05 goals per game... 22 goals are the most by a Hawkeye since Kerry Lessard had 23 in 1998... 52 points are the most by an Iowa player since Kerry Lessard had 56 in 1997.

2012 as a Freshman... Saw action in 20 contests, making seven starts... earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on Oct. 23... one of four true freshman to see action... registered 17 points via eight goals and an assist... eight goals ranked third on the team... led Hawkeye freshmen in points, goals, and assists... scored her first goal and points Sept. 2 against Missouri State... registered two multi-goals games, scoring twice against Missouri State (Sept. 2) and Ball State (Oct. 21)... recorded her first career assist Oct. 21 vs. Ball State... made first career start Oct. 20 against Kent State... started Iowa's final seven contests, scoring a team-high five goals... scored first career game-winning goal in overtime against Michigan State on Nov. 1, leading the Hawkeyes to a 2-1 victory... letterwinner.

High School... Named the New Jersey State Player of the Year in 2011... named a first team NFHCA National All-American and an NFHCA Regional All-American in 2011... four-year varsity starter... owns high school's record for career points with 350 (135 goals and 80 assists)... four-time first team all-county and all-conference selection, a two-time team captain, and a two-time first team all-state selection... named the 2010 Essex County Player of the Year... four-year varsity member of the women's basketball and lacrosse teams.

Personal... One of Cafone's high school field hockey coaches was former Iowa All-American Diane Demiro Simmons... open major.


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