NASHVILLE – Vanderbilt’s Haley Hopkins joined elite company when she was named a 2018 All-American by the United Soccer Coaches on Thursday.
A redshirt freshman for the Commodores, Hopkins was named a Third Team All-American at forward, becoming the eighth player in Commodore history to earn All-American honors. She joins Stephanie Amack (2017), Tyler Griffin (2005-06), Asta Helgadottir (1997-98), Kalli Kamholz (1997), Laura Koerner (1996), Lea Slatter (1995), and Lauren Whitt (1997).
“Haley has had an exceptional first full year and I am very happy for her that she is being recognized for the hard work she has put in every day,” head coach Darren Ambrose said. “It’s wonderful recognition of Haley’s ability and also as I know she would say, a testament to the strength of her teammates support.”
Hopkins helped lead Vanderbilt to a 16-4-1 record in 2018, with the Commodores capturing their first SEC Championship since 1994 and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Soccer Championship.
Hopkins led the Commodores in points (35) and goals (14) while ranking first and second in the SEC in those categories, respectively. She also found herself in second place in the SEC in points (17) and goals (7) in conference games.
The 2018 SEC Freshman of the Year, Hopkins was also named to the Southeast Region First Team, the All-SEC First Team and the All-SEC Freshman team. Hopkins was also the recipient of two Freshman of the Week honors and one Offensive Player of the Week honors this season.