"The reason I chose Minnesota was because of their promise to not only develop me as a player but also as a person. Minnesota has made it clear that every player on the field plays a huge role in the team's success and every player must achieve becoming a complete person. My teammates and I will share a common goal of greatness and strive for it as we push each other day-in and day-out. I will be surrounded by staff members who will support growth every day and provide feedback on all aspects of my development. Each relationship that I develop over my college career, can and will be maintained for life to help me achieve my goals. I am excited to see how my core values and strength evolve throughout my time at the University of Minnesota."
A 2010 First-Team All-Conference selection...2010 State All-Tournament Team honoree...reached Iowa State Tournament twice, winning the 2010 Class 3-A title...led the Tigers in scoring in 2009 and 2010.
Played for JUSC/WDMSC Force...2011 Iowa State Cup Fall Champion...JUSC Fall Cup 2010 Champion...Just for Girls Fall 2010 Champion...six-time Kick It 3v3 Champion...2008 Iowa State Cup Champion.
Daughter of Beverly and Scott Helverson...has two siblings, Gabby (14) and Libby (11)...born on July 26, 1994...plans to major in interior design.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT ALLIE...
"I have had the pleasure of watching Haley grow as a player and person over the years and even more so as her club and ODP coach for the past two years. In Haley, the Minnesota Gophers will be getting a player that has a great desire to win, never say die attitude, sound technical ability and a good tactical understanding of the game. That coupled with tremendous athletic ability, Haley is a very exciting player to watch" - John Sheridan, JUSC Club Coach
"I have had the great pleasure of knowing and coaching Haley for the last four years. Haley is an amazing young lady who has worked very hard to reach all of her goals. She has tremendous speed with excellent foot skills and knows how to find the back of the net. She has a great work ethic on the field and will compete at a high level for the entire match." - Rob Chapman, WDM Valley High School Coach
Freshman Spotlight: Haley Mennes
Incoming freshman Haley Mennes joins Minnesota from McLean, Virginia as a midfielder.
Freshman Spotlight: Nikki Albrecht
Incoming freshman Nikki Albrecht joins the Gophers from Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
BTN Soccer Schedule Released
Gopher soccer will have three conference games broadcast on the Big Ten Network this season.