Haley Helverson
Haley  Helverson


West Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Valley HS




Helverson, Kolander Named 2015 Captains

Haley Helverson and Simone Kolander have been chosen to lead the Gophers in 2015.


Gophers Fall in Semifinals

Minnesota falls to border rival Wisconsin, 1-0


Gophers Upset No. 25 Michigan, 1-0

Wodnick scores the golden goal to lead Gophers to semifinals


Minnesota Drops to Wisconsin, 4-1

Taylor Wodnick scores the Gophers lone goal in 4-1 loss to Wisconsin


Gophers Play to 1-1 Draw with OSU

Minnesota ends match in a 1-1 draw with Buckeyes


Gophers vs Ole Miss

Women's Soccer Action

2015 SEASON: 22gp, 1g, 4a, 6pts, 14sh, 5sog
CAREER: 80gp, 7g, 11a, 23pts, 94sh, 37sog

Started in every game during her senior season for the Gophers • Earned an assist during the game at Penn State (09/20/2015) • Assisted Squires in her goal against Ohio State (09/17/2015) • Recorded an assist during Kolander’s goal vs. Omaha (09/13/2015) • Named B1G Defensive Player of the Week (09/08/2015) • Scored game-winning goal during OT against Marquette (09/04/2015) • Notched an assist in the game against NDSU (08/21/2015).

2014 SEASON: 20gp, 0g, 2a, 2pts, 19sh, 7sog
One of the four captains this season • Started all twenty-one of the Gopher games within the season • Tallied first assist of the season in the Gophers 2-0 victory over South Dakota State University • Contributed two shots, both on goal in the match against Iowa (9/20) • Held the No.7 nationally-ranked team, Penn State to just one goal (10/3).

2013 SEASON: 20gp, 4g, 2a, 1-pts, 34sh, 15sog
Helverson appeared in 20 games during her second season with the Golden Gophers • Missed the season opener against Toledo but played in every other game during the Gophers successful season • Led the Gophers with 34 shots with 15 shots on target • Had the second most points on the season for the 2013 campagin with four goals and two assists tallying 10 points • Assisted Ashley Pafko in her first career Gopher goal • Co-assisted senior Steph Brandt with one of the three goals against Jacksonville State University (9/15) with Simone Kolander • Scored the gamewinner against No. 7 Penn State in the 16th minute (assisted by Steph Brandt) • Recorded second game winner of the season with a goal in the 108th minute against Wisconsin to seal the Gophers NCAA fate • Finished the regular season with the Gophers lone goal against Illinois (10/31) • Career-high match shots with four during the Gophers win over Ole Miss and loss to Michigan State.

2012 SEASON: 20gp, 2g, 2a, 6pts, 26sh, 10sog
Freshman All-Big Ten • Key member of the defensive unit that tallied seven shutouts on the season • Started in 19 of 20 appearances on the season • Finished the year with two goals and two assists for six points • Scored one game-winning goal • Had a .385 shot on goal percentage, with 10 out of 26 shots being on target • Marked her first collegiate goal, the game-winner, in overtime against No. 24 South Carolina on Aug. 19 • Recorded her second goal against Bowling Green (8/30) • Served an assist to teammate Katie Thyken for the game-winning goal against Western Kentucky (9/3).

2012 graduate from WDM Valley High School • Two-time all-state honoree (2010 & 2012) • 2010 All-Tournament team • Two-time first team, all-conference selection (2010 & 2012) • Two-time qualifier for the Iowa Girls Soccer State Tournament • 2010 Class 3A State Champion • Led the Tigers in scoring in 2009, 2010 and 2012 • Played club soccer with JUSC/WDMSC Force • Member of the Iowa Olympic Development Program Team.

Majoring in Youth Studies.


Summer Soccer: June 19

Summer Soccer: June 19

6/19/2018 - W. Soccer

There were some phenomenal games played this past weekend with five current University of Minnesota soccer players and one alumnus picking up a total record of 2-2-0.

Get to Know the Gophers: Marisa Windingstad

Get to Know the Gophers: Marisa Windingstad

6/13/2018 - W. Soccer

GopherSports.com will sit down with each player on the 2018 team to get to know them better on and off the field!

Summer Soccer: June 12

Summer Soccer: June 12

6/12/2018 - W. Soccer

Five current soccer players and one alumnus continued their play in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) the past few weeks.

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