Haley

Hanson

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Midfielder
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
City/State: Overland Park, Kan.
High School: Olathe East
Club: Sporting Blue Valley
Club Coach: Huw Williams
Major: Communications Studies

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Second-Team All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Third-Team All-Big Ten (2016)
  • Big Ten Preseason Honors List (2017)
  • Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 17, 2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)

2017 (Senior)
Haley Hanson led the Husker offense with nine goals on her way to second-team All-Big Ten honors. Hanson, who started all 19 games and amassed 1,786 of a possible 1,848 minutes, also had four assists, the second-most on the team. Her 22 points were the most on the team, and her two game-winning goals ranked second on the team. Hanson produced two multiple-goal efforts with braces against Missouri (Aug. 27) and Maryland (Oct. 5). After an assist in Nebraska's season-opening win over Kansas on Aug. 18, Hanson produced a three-point effort against Tulsa on Aug. 20 with a goal in the 73rd minute after the game-winning assist in the 69th minute.On Sept. 3, Hanson scored the game winner against Montana.

Nebraska faced two ranked opponents in 2017, and in both games, Hanson scored NU's lone goal. The Huskers tied No. 7 Penn State, 1-1, on Sept. 24 before tying No. 23 Rutgers, 1-1, on Oct. 8. Hanson tallied two assists at Purdue on Oct. 12 and finished the road weekend with a goal at Indiana on Oct. 15. With her four-point effort, Hanson garnered Big Ten Co-Offensive Player-of-the-Week accolades on Oct. 17. 

2016 (Junior)
Hanson had the second-most goals (7) and tied for the second-most assists (3) for the Huskers in 2016 to earn third-team All-Big Ten accolades. She started all 22 games and compiled 2,059 minutes. Hanson's first goal of the season was a diving header that proved to be the game winner in the 56th minute against then-No. 16 BYU on Aug. 22. The win marked the 300th in Husker history, and snapped the nation's longest home winning streak (18). Hanson added one goal against Oregon State, Dayton, Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. She had assists against Clemson, Penn State and Iowa. Hanson totaled 30 shots, 19 of which were on goal, during her junior season with the Huskers. 

2015 (Sophomore)
Though sidelined by injury for a pair of games, 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 the No. 36 player in the nation overall. Hanson earned 2012-13 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, first-team all-state, first-team all-conference 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 communication studies and is a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She is a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team and two-time Academic All-Big Ten Team member.

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

2016

22-22

30

19

7

3

17

2017

19-19

62

27

9

4

22

Totals

75-72

125

65

19

7

45

Hanson's Career Highs

Points - 4 (3 times) last vs. Maryland (10/5/17)
Goals - 2 (3 times) last vs. Maryland (10/5/17)
Assists - 2 at Purdue (10/12/17)

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