Lady Vols soccer forward Hannah Wilkinson named third team All-American

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Tennessee sophomore forward Hannah Wilkinson to the third team on its Division I All-America team.

Wilkinson became the fifth player in school history to be named an All-American (first, second or third team), joining Keeley Dowling, Ali Christoph, Jaimel Johnson and Kylee Rossi.

"Hannah is a special athlete and a special soccer talent," Lady Vols coach Brian Pensky said in a school release. "Of course her international experience speaks for itself. Hannah scored some very, very big goals for us this fall, so it's nice to see her receive this honor."

Wilkinson led the Lady Vols in scoring with eight goals and was a clutch performer, posting a team-best four match-winning goals. She also had one assist and her 17 points tied for the team lead. Wilkinson also led the SEC in goals in conference matches as all eight of her scores occurred during league play.

Wilkinson only played in 16 of Tennessee's 22 matches as she joined the team in early September.

The newcomer's late arrival was a result of her busy summer representing her home country of New Zealand in the London Olympics and the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

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