Frisbie playing for Boston Breakers in 2017
|Full name||Amanda Frisbie|
|Date of birth||May 29, 1992|
|Place of birth||North Richland Hills, Texas, United States|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|2014||Seattle Reign FC||0||(0)|
|2015||Western New York Flash||4||(1)|
|2016||FC Kansas City||3||(0)|
|2017–18||→ Perth Glory (loan)||12||(0)|
|2014||United States U23|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 15:13, 13 October 2018 (UTC)|
Amanda Frisbie (born May 29, 1992) is an American soccer defender. She has previously played for Boston Breakers, Seattle Reign, Western New York Flash, FC Kansas City, Sky Blue FC of the NWSL, Stjarnan Women of the Úrvalsdeild kvenna league in Iceland, and Perth Glory in the Australian W-League.
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Born and raised in North Richland Hills, Texas, a suburb located approximately 35 minutes west of Dallas, Frisbie attended McKinney High School where she played soccer her freshman and sophomore years before dedicating her time fully to club team, the Dallas Texans.With the Texans, Frisbie won consecutive state cup championships from 2008–09 and three league championships from 2007–09. During her freshman year at McKinney, she led the freshmen on the team with 14 goals and eight assists. The team won the district championship and Frisbie was named the team and district most valuable player. During her sophomore year, her 27 goals and 17 assists set a new single-season record. She was named to the 2007 State All-Region Team, 2008 NSCAA Youth All-Region Team, and ESPN RISE All-Area Team in 2009 and 2010.
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Frisbie attended the University of Portland from 2010 to 2013, where she played soccer for the Portland Pilots.She scored her first career goal during a match against the University of Washington during her freshman season and finished the year having scored five goals in five shots. During her sophomore year, her three game-winning goals tied for the team lead. During her junior season, she started all 21 games and led the West Coast Conference (WCC) in goals (12) and points (33). Her nine assists also tied for the lead. During the team's 5–0 defeat of Fresno State, Frisbie scored four goals and became the 16th player in the team's history to do so.
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During her senior year, Frisbie was a Hermann Trophy semifinalist and was named the 2013 WCC Defender of the Year after moving to the center back position from forward.She helped the team record nine shutouts and finished second on the team with eight goals, four of them game-winning goals. Frisbie was named the WCC's Women's Soccer Play of the Week for the week of September 30, 2013 after scoring three goals, including two game-winning goals and providing an assist. She was named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy. During a National Women's Soccer League pre-season match against the Portland Thorns FC, Frisbie scored the first goal of the match during the collegiate team's 2–1 defeat to the professional team.
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