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Noelle Higginson

School

Yale University

Position
Midfield
Major
Political Science/Economics

Classroom

Noelle Higginson has excelled in the classroom at Yale. She maintains a 3.73 GPA as a political science and economics double major. Last year she earned Academic All-Ivy recognition and was named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-East Region Second Team.

Character

Higginson is a leader on the Yale campus. She serves two important roles in Morse College, her residential college at Yale, serving as buttery manager and intramural secretary. Those positions have allowed her to become closer to a number of other students.

Community

Higginson has been active in the Yale and New Haven communities. She has volunteered with Seed to Salad, a program that welcomes multiple classes of second-graders from public schools in and around New Haven to the Yale Farm. These series of visits are designed to teach them about plant anatomy, seed cycles, composting and nutrition. Seed-to-Salad is run by a team of student-educators at the Yale Sustainable Food Program and staffed by volunteers from the university and the community. In her hometown of New Orleans, she has volunteered with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.

Competition

Higginson has been a significant contributor to the Bulldogs since she arrived on campus. She is a two-time first-team All-Ivy selection (2017 and 2018). Last fall, she tied for the Ivy League lead with seven assists and led the team with 15 points, which was sixth in the league. In addition, she was one of only three players to start all 17 games, and she played 1,394 minutes, the most on the team. In her sophomore season she was second on the team with four goals, including two game-winners. In Ivy games, she played 625 of a possible 659 minutes. In her career, she has played in 50 games, including starting 48.

(All stats as of nomination time.)