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Shira Elinav - Women's Soccer - Kansas Jayhawks

Shira Elinav

Position Forward
Height 5'6"
Class Sophomore
Hometown Mazkeret Batya, Israel
High School Shefayim HS


  • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Appeared in 13 matches making four starts.
  • Scored her first-career goal at Kansas State on March 6.
  • Finished the season with 19 shots, including a season-high six at Iowa State on Nov. 6.
  • Played a season-high 84 minutes at Iowa State on March 20.


  • Came to Lawrence having already built an impressive resume as one of Israel’s top young players.
  • Spent three years on her country’s youth national teams, where she netted 11 goals in 24 international matches.
  • Was called up to Israel’s senior national squad in fall of 2019 for the team’s six EURO qualifiers.
  • In those six outings, she logged over 300 minutes and netted a goal in her team’s 4-0 win over Georgia in early March.


  • Spent several years playing in the top women’s leagues in Israel.
  • Coming off a stint with F.C. Ramat Hasharon, which she helped to the league championship in 2019-20.


  • Daughter of Eran and Hila Elinav.
  • Has one twin brother, Omri, and a younger sister, Inbal.
  • Began playing soccer when she moved to the U.S. in 2009.