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Haley Hanson
Player Profile:
Haley Hanson 1803043
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
City/State: Overland Park, Kan.
High School: Olathe East
Club: Sporting Blue Valley
Club Coach: Huw Williams

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015; Spring 2015)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2015)

2015 (Sophomore)
Though sidelined by injury for a pair of games, Haley Hanson started 15 games and scored three goals. She took 22 shots on the season, 15 of which were on goal. Hanson notched her first goal in the 82nd minute against Illinois on Oct. 18. In the following game at Iowa, she scored twice to help NU to a 5-3 triumph. In the 29th minute, Hanson scored off an assist from Sydney Miramontez and in the 56th minute, added a goal off an assist from Michaela Loebel. 

2014 (Freshman)
Hanson was a key contributor for the Huskers in her first season with the program, as she appeared in all 19 games and made 16 starts. She averaged 75 minutes per game and took 11 shots, four of which were on goal. 
During Big Ten play, Hanson played the full 90 minutes on multiple occasions.

High School
Hanson prepped at Olathe East under Coach Terry Hair. Olathe East won the 2012 Kansas 6A State title and achieved the No. 1 national ranking. Hanson recorded 13 goals and 17 assists in the 2013 season and was ranked as the No. 12 midfielder by TopDrawerSoccer.com and No. 36 player in the nation overall. Hanson earned 2012-13 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, first team all-conference, first team all-state and second-team all-region honors. She also earned honor roll distinction academically in every semester at Olathe East.

Other Information
During the club season, Hanson competed for Sporting Blue Valley under Coach Huw Williams in the Elite Clubs National League.

Personal Information
Haley is the daughter of Jon and Missy Hanson and was born on Feb. 22, 1996. She has one sister, Kelsie, and one brother, Colton. Haley is majoring in communications studies and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. In 2015, she collected Academic All-Big Ten accolades.

Hanson on Nebraska
“After attending the summer camp for soccer, I fell in love with the facilities, the coaching staff and the overall atmosphere of the university. I just knew it was the school for me.”

Hanson's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2014 19-16 11 4 0 0 0

2015

15-15

22

15

3

0

6

Totals

34-31

33

19

3

0

6

Hanson's Career Highs

Points - 4 at Iowa (10/23/15)
Goals - 2 at Iowa (10/23/15)
Assists - None

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