NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s soccer team placed four players on the 2019 United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region teams, it was announced Monday.
For the second straight season, Haley Hopkins found herself among the first-team selections to lead the Commodores. Nia Dorsey landed on the second team for the second straight season, and Grace Jackson and Ella Shamburger were members of the third team after both being on the second team last season as well.
All four honorees were also on the All-SEC second team, while Hopkins was also named to the All-SEC Tournament Team.
The Commodores ended the 2019 season as SEC East champions with a 14-5-2 record. They advanced to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament and played in the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season.
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For the second time in her career, Haley Hopkins scores twice against Alabama. ✌️
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— Vanderbilt Soccer (@VandySoccer) November 5, 2019
Hopkins enjoyed more offensive success after she was crowned the SEC Freshman of the Year and was a third team All-American in 2018. She led the Commodores with 13 goals, one shy of her career-high of 14. Her six game-winners led the SEC and broke the Vanderbilt record of five game-winners set by herself in 2018.
Hopkins posted four assists, giving her a team-high 30 points, and she also led the Commodores with four multi-goal games. She scored twice against Georgia State (Aug. 23), Evansville (Aug. 26), Chattanooga (Sept. 12) and Alabama (Nov. 5), and has eight multi-goal games in her Vanderbilt career.
Her first goal and first assist of the year came this past weekend.
Nia Dorsey also earned a spot on the All-Tournament team. 👏#AnchorDown pic.twitter.com/1wlB6ZgicC
— Vanderbilt Soccer (@VandySoccer) September 10, 2019
Dorsey, one of Vanderbilt’s senior captains, helped lead the defense in one of Vanderbilt’s best defensive years in program history. The Commodores only allowed 13 goals and posted 11 shutouts. Dorsey started every game this past season and played in 83 straight games.
Dorsey has also played a little bit of offense with a lone goal against Colgate (Sept. 6) and assists against Marshall (Sept. 8) and Chattanooga (Sept. 12).
Penalty kick specialist. 🙌#AnchorDown pic.twitter.com/5biECYzST6
— Vanderbilt Soccer (@VandySoccer) September 18, 2019
Jackson wrapped up her senior season with one of the best overall careers in the black and gold. After starting and playing in every game for the fourth straight season, she helped lead Vanderbilt to another dominant season.
Jackson posted two assists for Vanderbilt and scored once against Chattanooga (Sept. 12) on a penalty kick. Jackson started and played 83 straight games for Vanderbilt, setting a new Vanderbilt record for most consecutive starts in program history.
Two years playing college soccer. ✅
Two straight years earning All-SEC recognition. ✅
Ella Shamburger is good. ⚽️#AnchorDown pic.twitter.com/DaXqKOmK0w
— Vanderbilt Soccer (@VandySoccer) November 4, 2019
Shamburger picked up where she left off as a freshman last season and has continued to anchor the back line of the Vanderbilt defense. After leading the team in minutes played last year (1,776), she once again led the team 2019 (1,963).
Shamburger has already contributed on the offensive end as well, matching her 2018 total for assists with three.
The 11 shutouts the Commodores produced were the third-most in Vanderbilt history while the 13 goals were the second-fewest allowed in program history.