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Honors & Awards

  • Second-Team All-Big Ten (2023)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2022, 2023)
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar (2024)
  • College Sports Communicators Academic All-District (2022, 2023)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2021, 2022, 2023; Spring 2022, 2024)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2022, 2023, 2024)

2023 (Junior)
Haley Peterson garnered second-team All-Big Ten recognition during her junior season at Nebraska. Peterson, who started all 24 games, amassed 2,012 minutes, the fifth-most on the team in 2023. She managed one goal, taking 22 shots, six of which were on goal. On Nov. 19, she found the back of the net in the 41st minute against UC Irvine in the NCAA Third Round. Peterson headed a corner kick home in the first half to send the Huskers into the locker room with the 3-0 advantage. Peterson also added three assists on the year as she had five total points. She helped NU to its program-best third-trip to the Elite Eight and a Big Ten regular season title. 

2022 (Sophomore)
Peterson started all 20 games and amassed 1,574 minutes. She recorded one goal on the season in the 34th minute against Weber State on Aug. 28. She also tallied 13 shots on the season and three shots on goal. Peterson played 70 or more minutes in 16 games and didn’t play fewer than 66 minutes in any game. She was a key factor for the Husker team, which went 8-7-5 on the year overall 5-3-2 in conference play. 

2021 (Freshman)
Peterson appeared in the Huskers’ first 12 games, scoring one goal and recording one assist in 413 minutes of action. She took 11 shots, five of which were on goal. She put together a three-point effort against Michigan State on Sept. 30. She recorded the game-winning assist in the contest and scored her first career goal in the 32nd minute. 

High School
Lincoln native Haley Peterson is one of two Lincoln East Spartans to sign with the Huskers, as she is joined by teammate Briley Hill. Peterson contributed right away as a freshman in 2018 with 10 goals and four assists, setting a freshman record at East with 24 points. As a sophomore in 2019 she totaled eight goals and two assists while the team made a run to the semifinals at the Class A state tournament. For her performance Peterson earned second-team all-state honors from both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha-World Herald in 2019. Peterson's junior season was canceled due to COVID-19. 

Other Information
During the club season Peterson competed for Villarreal Nebraska and Coach Jorge Sambataro. The program has notched Nebraska League titles in three of the last four years, including 2017, 2019 and 2020. Peterson traveled to Spain in November of 2019 to spend a week training with Villarreal CF Academy teams in their professional facilities. Peterson has also contributed to the Spartans' success on the hardwood, as she was a part of three straight basketball state tournament appearances, including a Class A runner-up finish in 2020. 

Personal Information
Haley is the daughter of Pete and Andrea Peterson, and was born on Sept. 19, 2003. Haley has two siblings, Carley and Trevor. Haley has not declared a major but she is a three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection.

Peterson on Nebraska
"Nebraska feels like home. I have been watching Husker soccer since I was five years old. I love the atmosphere of the program and how it feels like a family. Not only does Nebraska have nice facilities, but they also have a great coaching staff. When I went for a visit at Nebraska I knew this is where I wanted to be. They have so much to offer as a program and I am so excited to be a Husker."