Hannah Wilkinson

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Hannah Wilkinson
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Personal information
Full name Hannah Lillian Wilkinson[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Whangarei, New Zealand[2]
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Vittsjö GIK
Number 17
Youth career
2005–2009 Kamo High School
North Force
2010–2011 Glenfield Rovers
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Tennessee 31 (17)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Vittsjö GIK
National team
2010–2012 New Zealand U-20 15 (9)
2010– New Zealand 78[3] (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 October 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:51, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Hannah Lillian Wilkinson (born 28 May 1992) is a New Zealand association footballer who plays for Vittsjö GIK and the New Zealand women's association football team.[4]

College career[edit]

Wilkinson joined the Tennessee Volunteers 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.[5] In November of her senior season the NCAA granted her eligibility for the 2015 season. She was originally assigned a sophomore status when she enrolled at Tennessee after previously attending classes at Auckland University of Technology for one year.[6] She tore her ACL in August 2015 and was granted a medical redshirt year.[7]

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.[8] In 2010, she represented New Zealand at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, appearing in all three group games.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11] 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.[10] Wilkinson appeared in three of New Zealand's four matches in the 2012 London Olympics.[10] She played of all New Zealand's three matches at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[12] She started in all three of New Zealand's matches at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

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.[13]

Wilkinson is openly gay.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hannah Wilkinson". nzfootball.co.nz. 
  3. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Hannah Wilkinson Bio – University of Tennessee Official Athletic Site". utsports.com. 
  6. ^ "NCAA Grants Wilkinson 2015 Eligibility". utsports.com. 
  7. ^ News Sentinel staff. "UT soccer star Hannah Wilkinson to miss season with torn ACL". KNS. 
  8. ^ "Wilkinson in team to play Australia". The Northern Advocate. 16 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup, Germany 2010 – Team – New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c "New Zealand Football". nzfootball.co.nz. 
  11. ^ "Line-ups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "FIFA player's stats". FIFA. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "New Zealand Football". nzfootball.co.nz. 
  14. ^ "Hannah – Soccer". Out For The Win. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 

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