– Goalkeeper Hannah Steadman
has enrolled at West Virginia University and will join the women’s soccer team this spring.
A rising junior from Tennessee, the Kinnelon, N.J., native is available immediately and has two years of eligibility remaining.
“Hannah brings a lot of experience with her from Tennessee, and we’re excited for her to join us at WVU,” says Mountaineer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “She is a mature goalkeeper, and she gained a lot of knowledge during her time at UT.”
In her only action of 2013, Steadman played 45 minutes of shutout soccer at No. 16 Kentucky and made three saves, the first of her career. The Volunteers fell to the Wildcats, 4-1.
Steadman made her career debut at Kennesaw State in 2012 and did not allow a goal in 26:07 minutes of action. She also played a season-high 45 minutes at Mississippi State.
At Kinnelon High, Steadman posted an 84.1 win percentage with a 35-5-4 record. She helped Kinnelon to consecutive Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference titles in 2009 and 2010 and earned New Jersey Girls Soccer Coaches Association sectional honors in 2010. As a senior, she set school records with a 0.45 goals-against average and 13 shutouts; she also stopped five penalty kicks. She was named an ESPN/RISE New Jersey State Winter All-Star in 2011 and to the ESPN/RISE New Jersey High School Starting 11 in 2010.
Steadman will major in communication studies at West Virginia.