Center Midfielder Kendall Higgs Joins Pitt Squad
Penalty Kick from Hannesdottir Gives Pitt First ACC Win of 2016
Late Push Not Enough as Panthers Drop to 0-2-1
Panthers Shutout in Home Opener
Career Goals from Wright, Higgs Send Pitt to 2OT Tie
QUOTING MILLER: “Hanna spent the winter and spring really working to improve her game and it showed. She had a very productive off-season and are really excited to see how that will affect us in 2016.”
CAREER: Notched three goals and three assists for nine points in 36 career contests...Collected her sole game-winning goal on a penalty kick against Syracuse in 2015...Has tallied 2,295 lifetime minutes...Recorded 38 shots, 14 on goal in her time at Pitt.
2015: Made her 14th start of the year, taking one shot against No. 1 Virginia...Took three shots of which two were on goal against No. 22 Duke (Oct 22)... Started and scored game-winning penalty kick goal in overtime against Syracuse (Oct. 11)...Posted season-high 90 minutes at No. 6 Clemson...Notched career-high four shots at Colorado College (Aug. 30)...Recorded career-high 104 minutes against Saint Francis (Aug. 21).
2014: Played in all 18 matches and started each of the last 12 as a freshman midfielder…Earned first career start at La Salle (Sept. 7)…Recorded first career goal, along with one assist and a career-high three points in a 3-1 win vs. Robert Morris (Aug. 27)…Ranked third on team in points (seven), goals (two), shots (20) and shots on goal (7)…Her two goals came vs. Robert Morris and at NC State (Oct. 4)…Placed 35 percent of her shots on goal with a total of seven…Tied with three other teammates for the team lead in assists with three…Took second-most corner kicks on team with eight…Played a career-high 90 minutes in matches vs. Duke (Sept. 19), at NC State (Oct. 4) and vs. Clemson (Oct. 26).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2014 graduate of Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, Va....Selected to compete in the Icelandic National Women's Soccer Program (2012-14) at the Under-19 and Under-17 age groups...Member of the Under-19 Icelandic National Team, coached by Olafur Thor Guobjornsson, which will compete in Finland and in the second round of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championships in Bulgaria in 2014...Team competed in the Under-17 UEFA championship in Belgium in April, 2012 against Switzerland, England and Belgium...Advanced to the UEFA championship in October, 2011 while playing against Austria, Kazakhstan and Scotland...Also competed at the Nordic Cup in Finland against Germany, France, Norway and Sweden...At Woodbridge H.S., named Second Team All-Cardinal District after scoring 12 goals (two game-winners) and finishing with five assists in only 11 games due to a wrist injury...Named First Team All-Cardinal District and Second Team All-Northwest Region after scoring 10 goals (four game-winners) with five assists in only 12 games...As a freshman, competed for the varsity squad, scoring one goal and adding two assists in seven games...Competed in the Icelandic First Division for Reykjavik Football Club, coached by Bjorgvin Karl Gunnarsson...In eight games, scored two goals and was a three-time recipient of the Player of the Match award during the summer of 2013...Also competed with Reykjavik Club during the summer of 2009...Named MVP during the team's trip to the Denmark Football Festival...Played on the Herndon, Va. Firecats (2007-13) for coach Nadir Moumen and guided the team to Virginia State Cup championships in 2010 and 2011 and USYS nationals in 2011...Served as team captain...Played for the Washington Freedom Super Y Team, which won the national title at the Under-15 age level in 2010...Clyde Watson and Nadir Moumen served as her coaches...Selected to compete at the United States Soccer Training Center in Washington, D.C. with the Virginia State Olympic Development Program and at the Region I ODP Camp...Chosen to participate in a team leadership council for players with demonstrated leadership potential.
PERSONAL: Born Hanna Kristin Hannesdottir on May 23, 1995...Daughter of Beth Marie Moore and Hannes Johannsson...Has older sisters Anna Kolbrun and Brynja Marie and younger brother Johann Thorir...Both her father and mother played soccer at the University of California-Santa Barbara...Dual citizen of the United States and Iceland...Hobbies and interests including playing the piano, ice skating and skiing...Volunteers at her mother's elementary school...Undeclared major and enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.
Minutes: 104, vs. Saint Francis (Pa.), 8/21/15.
Goals: 1, three times, last vs. Syracuse, 10/11/15.
Assists: 1, three times.
Points: 3, vs. Robert Morris, 8/27/14.
Shots: 4 at Colorado College, 8/30/15.
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