Scott Gallagher defender headed to Iowa

Allison Birke, a Class of 2014 defender from Saint Paul, Mo., has verbally committed to Iowa, her family has confirmed to ESPNHS.

Birke attends Saint Dominic (O’Fallon, Mo.), where she earned Class 2 all-state first-team and all-conference first-team honors last spring. She has started as a freshman and sophomore, helping the Crusaders to a conference championship.

On the club side, Birke plays for St. Louis Scott Gallagher in the ECNL.

Birke is the first confirmed commitment to Iowa for the Class of 2014.