Ava Hetzel - Soccer - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#15 Ava Hetzel


Class Senior
Hometown Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.
High School San Dieguito Academy

As a Junior (2022):

  • Tallied 118 minutes across eight appearances for the Dores this season

As a Sophomore (2021):

  • Transferred to Vanderbilt after the 2021 spring season
  • Started all 19 games for the Commodores
  • Recorded an assist against Missouri (Oct. 1)
  • Appeared in over 1,500 minutes during her first year at Vanderbilt
  • Fired two shots on goal and four total
  • Played a career-high 110 minutes in double overtime draw with Florida (Sept.17)

As a Freshman (2020 at Arizona):

  • One of four players to start all 15 matches
  • Finished tied for third on the team with four points
  • Scored one goal and had two assists on the season
  • Scored her first-career goal against Oregon State
  • Earned her first two assists against New Mexico St. and Oregon State
  • Was the only Arizona freshman to score a goal and one of two to score an assist
  • Played the most minutes of any Arizona freshman and the fourth most minutes on the team

High School:

  • Played for LA Galaxy San Diego DA
  • Lettered in High School Soccer as a midfielder


  • Daughter of Andy Hetzel and Circe Wallace
  • Has two younger brothers, Holden and River
  • Has two sisters, Haven and Hemingway