Nov. 30, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Fifth-year senior Haley Kopmeyer (Troy, Mich./Lahser) of the University of Michigan women's soccer team was named to the 2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women's All-America second team, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Friday (Nov. 30).
Kopmeyer is the fifth player in program history to earn All-American recognition by the NSCAA, joining former Wolverines Amber Berendowsky (1997), Abby Crumpton (2002), Erin Gilhart (1997) and Amy Sullivant (2002). Kopmeyer is also the first U-M goalkeeper to obtain All-America status.
Kopmeyer had the best season of her career in 2012, starting all 24 matches while playing nearly every minute (2,246:41 of 2,256:27). She was named Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year after allowing only 17 goals in 24 matches, making 95 saves, and recording a Big Ten-best 13 shutouts (11 individual, two partial). She finished with a goals against average of 0.68 (second best in program history for a single season) and a save percentage of .848.
She graduates statistically as the most successful goalkeeper in the program's 19-year history, exiting as the career leader in goals against average (0.96), shutouts (27), saves (383), saves per game (4.91), save percentage (.833) and minutes played (7,152).
Michigan (16-5-3, 7-2-2 Big Ten) wrapped up the 2012 season earning its second NCAA Tournament bid in the last three seasons and reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 for the third time in program history. The Wolverines, which finished in the top three of the Big Ten for the first time since 2004, set eight new program records during the 2012 campaign.
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