Hopkins tabbed a United Soccer Coaches Third Team All-American

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time in her decorated Vanderbilt career, Haley Hopkins has been named a Third Team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches.

One of nine SEC student-athletes to earn All-America nods from the organization, this marks the second time Hopkins has been named an All-American after earning the recognition in 2018.

Hopkins’ honor gives Vanderbilt eight postseason All-America nods in program history. She also joins Tyler Griffin as the only player to earn All-America recognition in multiple seasons. Griffin was tabbed a Soccer Buzz first-team honoree in 2006 and a second-team honoree in 2005 while earning third-team honors in 2005 from the NSCAA (now United Soccer Coaches).

This season, Hopkins led Vanderbilt with seven goals to go with one assist for 15 points. She scored three game-winning goals along the way, two of which came against ranked foes in No. 15 Georgia and No. 8 Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament semifinals. For her efforts, Hopkins was also named First Team All-SEC and a MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List honoree this season.

In the record book, Hopkins stands second for career goals with 34, fifth for career points with 80 and is the program leader for game-winning goals with 14 across her three seasons to date on West End.

Vanderbilt’s 2020 season saw the Commodores win the SEC Tournament title for the first time since 1994, racing through the field as the No. 7 seed while scoring a tournament-record 14 goals on the way to earning the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. During the season, Vanderbilt defeated four ranked foes in No. 6 Arkansas, No. 8 Texas A&M, No. 13 Tennessee and No. 15 Georgia while also earning a road draw at No. 7 Duke. Earning a seed in the big dance for the first time in program history, the 16th-seeded Commodores lost a second-round matchup against ninth-ranked Penn State to close the campaign.