I'm Hilppa Tuomainen, and I play for the Michigan Hawks 02 Black ECNL. In August 2019 I moved to Michigan because my father was doing a research year at the local university. The previous year I had started high school in Helsinki, Pohjois-Haagan yhteiskoulu, one of the national top two schools dedicated for competitive student-athletes. I was also the captain of my former club team (PK35 Helsinki, Girls U18 Division 1). As a soccer player I would describe myself as a strong defensive player with good technical abilities and game perception.
Right now I am a Junior at Skyline High School and have a GPA of 3.53. However, next fall (2020) I will continue my studies, club soccer and school training program in Helsinki. In Finland my GPA is 8.9/10 and in most classes I've been in the top 10% of my class. Therefore, besides looking for an athletically competitive environment, I'm also hoping to find a school with strong academics.