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Reiver Women's Soccer Signs Two
Head coach Brad Silvey and the IWCC Women’s Soccer program announces the signing of 2 standout players.
Indira Ilic joins the Reivers as their first ever international player. Ilic is from Jagodina, Serbia, and is a member of the Serbian Women’s National Soccer Team. Ilic started playing soccer at the age of 15, but says it seems like she’s been playing her whole life. With her national team, she has been able to travel to many different countries, competing against the best players in the world. Just recently, Ilic and the Serbian Women’s National Team drew with England 2-2. England is currently ranked 8th in the world by FIFA and is one of the female soccer powerhouses. Ilic says her greatest accomplishment as an athlete is playing for her national team in the World Cup Qualifications as well as the Euro Cup Qualifications.
Off the field, Ilic is very goofy, friendly, and loyal. She loves exploring new things and taking on new challenges. When asked why she wanted to be a Reiver, she responded, “I heard a lot of nice things about IWCC from Coach Nelson and it made me really think why not try it. When I actually came here everything I had heard was true and I felt overwhelmed. I was so happy to finally live my dream of going to school at IWCC. It feels like another home to me. I can't find any other word to explain why I want to be a Reiver but then to say it’s my home.”
Coach Silvey expects Ilic to be a great addition to the team. She is strong, technical, great out of the air, and has a great understanding of the game. Along with that, Ilic brings a fun personality as well as great leadership abilities to the team. Ilic says coming to the United States is a dream come true and she is excited to see what her two years at Iowa Western will bring.
Kasandra Anderson joins the Reivers as a standout player from Nibley, Utah. Anderson was a four-year letter winner at Mountain Crest High School where she was a team captain and lead her team in goals (9) and assists (6). She also captains her club team, La Roca, and lead them to the President’s Cup National Tournament, scoring a total of 6 goals and tallying 3 assists. Anderson says her greatest accomplishment as an athlete is pursuing her dream and playing her favorite sport at the collegiate level.
Off the field, Anderson likes to spend time outdoors. She loves snowboarding, wakeboarding, camping, hiking, snow caving, and snowmobiling. She also loves trying new foods and learning about other cultures. She plays the cello and loves to dance. When asked why she wanted to be a Reiver, Anderson said, “I want to be a Reiver because I want to be able to pursue my academic goals of getting my Associates degree in Sports medicine: Athletic Training and I can do so by being a Reiver.”
Coach Silvey expects Anderson to make an immediate impact once joining the Reiver squad. She is quick, aggressive, smart with the ball at her feet, and has a great shot. She is also a leader on and off the field and will be a great addition to the team. Anderson is excited to get to Iowa Western and start pursuing her dream.