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Hailey VanDerLeest
Hailey  VanDerLeest

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Fenton, Mo.

High School:
Nerinx Hall

Height:
5-9

Position:
F/MF

Career Highlights

  • BIG EAST All-Academic (2016-17)

2017 (RS So.): Saw action in the home opener against No. 2 Stanford (8/18) ... Notched a shot on goal against Kentucky (8/20)...HAs seen action in shutouts of Central Michigan (9/1), Mercer (9/3) and Boston University (9/8)...Tallied a shot on goal in the win against Rhode Island (9/10).

2016 (RS Fr.):
Played in 20 matches and made three starts at forward as a true freshman, while playing a total of 630 minutes ... Made her collegiate debut in the season opener at Nebraska (8/19) ... Earned her first career start at Illinois State (8/25) ... Recorded her first shot on goal at Northwestern (9/11).

2015 (RS):
Did not see action as a true freshman while rehabbing a high school ACL injury.

Prior to Marquette: VanDerLeest was a four-year letter winner at Nerinx Hall High School ... Started all four years during her high school career ... Named captain of the team during her senior campaign ... Garnered first team all-state, all-conference,  All-St. Louis and all-region distinctions during her junior season ... Named most valuable player during her junior season after recording 10 goals and seven assists ... Named second team all-conference during her sophomore season ... Earned academic honors during each year of her high school career ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born March 27, 1997 in St. Louis ... Daughter of David and Lesa VanDerLeest ... Has two sisters, Brittany and Jennifer ... Plans to study biomedical sciences.

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MEET THE 'FAMILY'- August 2015

Is there anything that others are surprised to learn about you?
I ran cross country in high school. 

An interesting fact about your hometown?
Panera Bread is called 'Bread co.' in St. Louis.

What type of music do you listen to? Favorite artist(s)?
All types of music (country, alternative, rock, pop, etc.)  

Who is your biggest inspiration (athletic or otherwise)? 
My mom     

Favorite meal/food?
Hot wings, sushi  

Favorite vacation destination?
Florida  

Favorite professional sports team?
U.S. Women's national team  

Favorite sport other than soccer?
Basketball  

What club or high school accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?
Being voted the offensive MVP.

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