2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Received a redshirt during the 2013 season after suffering a season-ending knee injury in spring training ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her collegiate career.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
A key reserve in LSU’s midfield in 2012 … Made 11 appearances off the bench for the Tigers during her rookie season … Saw action in six SEC matches on the campaign … Made an immediate in LSU’s 1-0 overtime victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores after being inserted into the lineup for the first time to start the first extra period … Scored the first goal of her collegiate career in the 108th minute to deliver the Golden Goal for the Tigers in their win over the Commodores … Scored her first collegiate point with an assist a game-tying goal by Kaley Blades in a 1-1 draw with Rice during the non-conference season … Suffered a season-ending ankle injury in LSU’s 3-2 overtime defeat to 23rd-ranked Tennessee on Oct. 14 … Forced to miss the final four matches of the campaign after establishing herself as one of LSU’s key midfield reserves … Earned her first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Rated as a three-star recruit in the TopDrawerSoccer.com “Players to Watch” ... A product of Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, Florida ... Coached in high school by Kara Martin ... Set the Fort Myers High School scoring record with 132 goals during her prep career ... Scored a season-high 54 goals during her senior season in 2011-12 ... Was selected The News-Press All-Area Girls Soccer Player of the Year in 2011 ... Recognized by The News-Press as one of “Five Players to Watch” for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons ... Was a News-Press First-Team All-Area selection for the 2010 season ... Also honored as the Fort Myers High School Offensive Player of the Year and Team MVP in 2010 and 2011 ... Played club soccer for the Lee County Strikers from 2010-12 ... Served as team captain for the Strikers in her last two seasons with the club ... Also played club soccer for the Island Coast Soccer Alliance from 2008-10 ... Helped lead her club teams to the Florida State Cup Sweet 16 in her age group in 2009 and 2010 ... Also led the Lee County Strikers to the Florida State Cup Elite Eight in 2011 ... Was a three-year member of the Florida State Olympic Development Program Team ... Also a member of the varsity track and cross country teams at Fort Myers High School during her prep career ... Qualified for the cross country state meet for five-straight seasons ... A three-time News-Press Second-Team All-Area selection in cross country in 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... Also a state qualifier in the 4x800-meter relay on the track.
Full name is Haley James Emerson ... Born on Sept. 20, 1993 ... Parents are Stephen and Christi Emerson ... Has three older siblings: Austin, Carly and Taylor ... Posted an impressive 4.2 weighted grade-point average during her prep career at Fort Myers High School ... Served on Student Government at Fort Myers High School for four years ... Was also an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society ... Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.