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.
2014 SEASON: Played in 16 games for NIU...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...Has four points...has fired seven shots, with two hitting the target - both going into the net.
Was home schooled and started a team of home schooled players ... Began playing with boys team, before enough girls joined to form a team ... Team has enough of a presence now and is planning to join small private school league in Houston area ... Was captain of the girls squad senior year ... Finishing high school in Naperville.
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 ... Plans to major in 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."