Hannah Wilkinson

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Hannah Wilkinson
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Personal information
Full name Hannah Lillian Wilkinson
Date of birth (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Whangarei, New Zealand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Tennessee Lady Vols
Number 17
Youth career
Years Team
2005-2009 Kamo High School
North Force
2010-2011 Glenfield Rovers
2011 Auckland University of Technology
2012- Tennessee Lady Vols
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 New Zealand U-20 15 (9)
2010– New Zealand 58 (19)
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 August 2014

Hannah Lillian Wilkinson (born 28 May 1992) is a member of the Football Ferns, the New Zealand women's association football team.[1]

College career[edit]

Wilkinson joined the Tennessee Lady Vols as a sophomore in 2012. She received first team All-South-eastern Conference honors in her debut season. Wilkinson lead the SEC with eight goals and 17 points in conference play. Despite joining the team after the London Olympics, five matches into the season, Wilkinson led Tennessee in goals (eight), points (17), shots (48), shot percentage (.167) and match-winners (four). For her heroics against the Aggies and the Rebels, she received the SEC Offensive Player of the Week, Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week, Soccer America Team of the Week and TSWA Women's Soccer Player of the Week accolades.[2]

International Career[edit]

National youth teams[edit]

Wilkinson first played for the New Zealand under 20 side in January 2010 and impressed national selector John Herdman with 5 goals in 3 games, including a hat-trick in her first, earning herself a call up to the senior side for friendlies against Australia and a trip to the Cyprus Cup.[3] In 2010 she represented New Zealand at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, appearing in all three group games.[4] She also appeared in all three group games for New Zealand during the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which took place in Japan.[5]

Senior national team[edit]

Wilkinson made her senior international début for New Zealand in the starting lineup in a friendly against Australia on 17 February 2010.[6] She made her first FIFA Women's World Cup appearance in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, appearing in all three group matches as a substitute. In the last match, she scored in the 94th minute to force a draw with Mexico.[7] Wilkinson appeared in three of New Zealand's four matches in the 2012 London Olympics.[8]

Honors and awards[edit]

League[edit]

  • Northern Region Premier Women's League Championship: 2010, 2011
  • National Youth Women's League Championship: 2011

Individual[edit]

  • Burridge Cup: 2008, 2009
  • 2011 NZF Young Player of the Year
  • 2012 All-SEC 1st Team
  • 2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire Women's NCAA Division I All-American 3rd Team

Personal life[edit]

Aside from soccer, Wilkinson says she enjoys playing the drums and guitar and surfing. She lists New Zealand surfer, Paige Hareb, as her sporting hero.[9]

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