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Haley Hanson
Player Profile:
Haley Hanson 1803043
Position: 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

Honors & Awards

  • Third Team All-Big Ten (2016)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2015, 2016)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)

2016 (Junior)
Haley Hanson had the second-most goals (7) and tied for the second-most assists (3) on the team during a breakout season in 2016. 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. After the year, she earned third-team All-Big Ten accolades.

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 five-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

Totals

56-53

63

38

10

3

23

Hanson's Career Highs

Points - 4 at Iowa (10/23/15)
Goals - 2 at Iowa (10/23/15)
Assists - 1 (3 times) last vs. Iowa (10/26/16)

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