Haley Carter to Present as Special Guest at TTi Camp in December
TTi are pleased to announce that Haley Carter will be sharing her football experiences at TTi’s December Camp.
Born and raised in Friendswood, Texas, Carter competed in three Texas high school state championships and was the starting goalkeeper of the Friendswood High School 2001 Texas 4A UIL State High School Championship team. After graduating from high school in 2002, Carter played four years of NCAA Division I Women's Soccer at the United States Naval Academy. Following her time at Navy, she spent nearly eight years in the United States Marine Corps having made multiple combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
While serving on active duty in the Marine Corps, Carter represented the United States in two International Military Sports Council Women's Military World Soccer Championships (Ede, Netherlands – 2008, Cherbourg-Octeville, 2010). In 2010, Carter was named Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Female Athlete of the Year and finalist for the United States Marine Corps Female Athlete of the Year. From 2010–2013, Carter was stationed in Hawaii and played semi-professionally for the Honolulu Bulls W1 Women's team, where she was teammates with future professional player Caprice Dydasco. Upon her end of active service in 2013, Carter returned to Texas and spent the next three years as a reserve goalkeeper for the Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League. She made her first—and to date, only—professional appearance against the Washington Spirit on August 18, 2016.
While playing at Houston, Carter also served as a volunteer assistant coach for the women's soccer programs at and Sam Houston State University. She serves not only as assistant coach for the Afghanistan women's national football team but also as an Olympic Development coach for South Texas Youth Soccer Association and Region III of the United States Youth Soccer Association. On November 10, 2016, Carter became the first female professional player to receive the FIFPro World Players Union Merit Award for her efforts coaching the Afghanistan women. She used these funds to cover the teams expenses and participation in the 2016 South Asia Football Federation Women's Championships.
In addition to her degree from the Naval Academy, Carter owns an MBA with Distinction from the University of Liverpool and currently attends the University of Houston Law Center in pursuit of her Juris Doctor. Her military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (w/ Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award), the Joint Unit Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, and Iraqi Campaign Medal (w/ 3 Bronze Stars). She is a Lifetime Girl Scouts member, a member of the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Juliette's Circle and the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council's 1912 Club, and volunteers in two communities in the San Jacinto Council.
In 2017, she was admitted as an EY Women Athletes Business Network Mentee and partnered with Major General Angela Salinas, USMC (Ret). She participates in multiple women's groups including the International Women's Forum, the Texas Gulf Coast Women Marines Association (TX-2), and the Houston Association of Women Attorneys. Carter is the namesake of the Houston Dash "Haley's Heroes" program honoring female Veterans and Service members.