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Ran Iwai

Ran Iwai - Soccer - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

(Updated June 2021)
Mitaka City, Tokyo, Japan
high school


* 2021 National Champion


* Started and played in all 23 games for the Seminoles in 2022 as the left back and played a total of 1,826 minutes, good for the third most on the team.
* Helped lead a defense that recorded 11 shutouts in 23 games while holding the opponents to 0.87 goals per game.
* Played every minute on the weekend against No. 12 South Carolina (8/18) and Georgia (8/21).
* Played 72 minutes and recorded 1 shot in a 1-1 draw against No. 16 Auburn (8/25).
* Started and played 67 minutes in 5-0 victory against Florida (9/4).
* Recorded 1 shot in a 5-0 victory against FGCU (9/8).
* Scored her first goal of the season and the game-winning goal against LSU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (11/18).


* Played in 19 games with two starts while playing 580 minutes during the 2021 season.
* Finished the season with two goals and two assists.
* Recorded her first assist of the season in a 4-0 win against Alabama (8/22), her second assist came a week later in a 4-0 win vs. South Alabama (8/26) it was also the first start of her career.
* Scored her first goal of the season in the ACC opener at home against Boston College in a Seminoles’ 4-1 win (9/18).
* Scored her second goal of the season assisted by Amelia Horton in the 70th minute against Miami with a 4-1 win at home(10/10).
* Made her second career start in the College Cup semifinals against No. 5 Rutgers (12/3).


* Played in all 16 games for the Seminoles earning 493 minutes.
* Scored one goal on 11 shots with eight shots on goal.
* Earned her first career goal in Florida State’s 4-0 win over Virginia Tech (10/1).


* Placed third at the 2017 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Women’s Championship.
* 2018 Japan Women’s Club Youth Champion.
* Placed third at the 2019 Japan Women’s Club Youth Championship.
* Named the Golden Boot for scoring 15 goals in six games.
* 2016 U-15 Japan Football Association (JFA) National Champion
* Scored 177 goals in six years for JFA Academy Fukushima

Japanese National Team:

* Competed at the 2018 U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup
* Captain of the U-17 International Friendly Match against France. Scored the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win.
* Was a flag bearer for the USA vs. Germany game in the 2014 FIF World Cup in Brazil.


* U-12 Track and Field National Champion in the 4×100 Relay (ran the anchor leg).
* 2013 U-12 Japan Flag Football National Champion.
* Father Ayumu Iwai is the head coach of Japan’s men’s flag football national team.

* Daughter of Ayumu and Ayako Iwai