Head Coach John Ross and goalkeeper Amy Carr talk about the Huskies fall camp and look ahead to their exhibition match with Valparaiso Friday August 16 versus Valparaiso.
2015 SEASON: Played in all 18 games with 12 starts in midfield, finishing with two points on assists...recorded her first career assist, setting up Nicole Gobbo for the opening goal against North Dakota (Aug. 23)...also set up Allie Ingham for NIU's game-winning goal at Bowling Green (Oct. 23)...attempted six shots with three on target...also earned a place on the Academic All-MAC Team for the second consecutive season. 2014 SEASON: Played in 18 games for NIU as a reserve attacking midfielder...scored late game-tying goals with a header at Toledo (Sept. 28) and a 25-yard rocket against Kent State (Oct. 3), the first two goals of her Huskie career...was the only Huskie to score in consecutive games in the 2014 season...recorded four points...fired seven shots, with four hitting the target...named to the Academic All-MAC Team.
2013 SEASON: Appeared in 11 games, providing solid and steady production in the second unit ... recorded 349 minutes play ... shot the ball twice.
CLUB/ODP: Played five seasons with Texans Houston Soccer Club and one more with Albion Hurricanes FC ... Won the 2010 state championship with Texans Houston U16 ... Also finished runner-up in the 2011Willis Kat Cup with Texans Houston.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born March 24, 1995 ... Daughter of Mike and Melissa Cummings ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering ... Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society ... Also involved with the NASA High School Aerospace Scholars program as nominated by state legislator ... Interests include photography and traveling ... Admires Tony Dungy for his "quiet and effective leadership style."
COACH ROSS ON CUMMINGS: "Haley is another player who is just starting to see her potential and is improving on a daily basis. She's very strong and athletic. She's played for a couple of really strong ECNL clubs down in the Houston area."
CAREER HIGHS: Goals: 1 (twice, last 10/3/14) Asissts: 1 (twice, last 10/23/15) Shots: 2 (vs. Lewis, 8/21/15)