Mewis with the United States women's national soccer team in 2016
|Full name||Samantha June Mewis|
|Date of birth||October 9, 1992|
|Place of birth||Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|North Carolina Courage|
|2007–2010||Whitman Hanson Regional|
|2014||Boston Breakers Academy||6||(4)|
|2015–2016||Western New York Flash||34||(9)|
|2017–||North Carolina Courage||48||(9)|
|2008||United States U-17||13||(8)|
|2010–2012||United States U-20||33||(8)|
|2013–2015||United States U-23||3||(1)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of August 24, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 3, 2019
Samantha June Mewis (born October 9, 1992) is an American soccer player. She plays as a midfielder for the North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team.She played college soccer for the UCLA Bruins. Her club career started in 2013 when she signed with Pali Blues in the W-League and continues with her playing on North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League with two NWSL wins under her belt.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
A midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.
The North Carolina Courage is a professional women's soccer team based in Cary, North Carolina. Its former incarnation, the Western New York Flash, was a founding member of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the top level of women's soccer in the U.S., in 2013. They relocated to North Carolina for 2017. They are affiliated with the men's team North Carolina FC of the United Soccer League, and play their home games at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts to Robert and Melissa Mewis,Samantha grew up in Hanson, Massachusetts where she attended Whitman-Hanson Regional High School and played on the soccer team, tallying 77 goals and 34 assists during her time there. She grew up with her older sister Kristie, playing soccer for numerous youth teams, including club team, Scorpions SC, as well as the under-17 and under-20 United States national teams. Mewis earned Parade All-American honors twice during her high school years and was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America national player of the year in 2010. In 2011, she was named Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the second time after receiving the accolade previously for 2009–10. The same year, she was named ESPN RISE All-American after scoring 30 goals and serving 8 assists during her senior year.
Weymouth is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, one of 13 Massachusetts municipalities with city forms of government while retaining "town of" in their official names. It is named after Weymouth, Dorset, a coastal town in England, and is the second-oldest settlement in Massachusetts. It is one of the South Shore's more affordable towns and offers a short commute into Boston, MBTA bus and rail service, and a town beach.
Hanson is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States and is one of the inland towns of the South Shore. The population was 10,209 at the 2010 census.
Whitman-Hanson Regional High School is a public high school located in Whitman, Massachusetts. The school serves students in grades 9-12 from the towns of Whitman, Massachusetts and Hanson, Massachusetts. It is part of the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District. The schools colors are Black & Red and their mascot is the Panther.
In her first year, Mewis was second on the team in scoring with six goals and seven assists, only bested by current United States women's national soccer team member Sydney Leroux and was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. Due to national team commitments, Sam missed the first six games of her second season, but finished the year with three goals and three assists in 16 games.In her junior year, Mewis helped UCLA win the Pac-12 championship on the way to its first NCAA Championship. In December 2014, she was named the winner of the 2015 Honda Award for soccer by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA).
The United States women's national soccer team (USWNT) represents the United States in international women's soccer. The team is the most successful in international women's soccer, winning four Women's World Cup titles, four Olympic gold medals, and eight CONCACAF Gold Cups. It medaled in every World Cup and Olympic tournament in women's soccer history from 1991 to 2015, before being knocked out in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF. The United States women's national soccer team recently just won the 2019 World Cup for the 4th time by defeating Netherlands 2-0.
Sydney Rae Leroux Dwyer is a professional soccer player and Olympic gold medalist who currently plays as a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).
The Pac-12 Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the Western United States, participating in 24 sports at the NCAA Division I level. Its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the higher of two tiers of NCAA Division I football competition.
In 2013, Mewis signed with the Pali Blues in the W-League.The team won the western conference title as well as the national championship in July 2013.
Pali Blues was an American women's soccer team, which played from 2008 to 2014. The team was a member of the United Soccer Leagues USL W-League, the second tier of women's soccer in the United States and Canada. The team played in the Western Conference against Colorado Force, Colorado Rush, LA Strikers, Santa Clarita Blue Heat, Seattle Sounders Women, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Victoria Highlanders Women.
The USL W-League was a North American women's soccer developmental organization. The W-League was also an open league, giving college players the opportunity to play alongside established international players while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. The league was administered by the United Soccer Leagues system, which also oversees the men's United Soccer League and Premier Development League. The W-League announced on November 6, 2015 that the league will cease operation ahead of 2016 season.
Mewis was selected fourth overall by the Western New York Flash in the 2015 National Women's Soccer League entry draft.She started all 20 regular-season games for the Flash, scoring 4 goals and providing 4 assists to share the top of the team scoring leaderboard with Lynn Williams. On September 9, 2015, the NWSL announced that Mewis was selected as a finalist for the NWSL Rookie of the Year Award for the 2015 season, along with Sofia Huerta and the eventual winner, Danielle Colaprico.
The Western New York Flash (WNYF) was an American professional soccer club based in Elma, New York that competed in the United Women's Soccer league. They have won league championships in four different leagues: the USL W-League in 2010, Women's Professional Soccer in 2011, Women's Premier Soccer League Elite in 2012, and the National Women's Soccer League in 2016. The team relocated to North Carolina in 2017 as the North Carolina Courage.
The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is a professional women's soccer league owned by the teams, and under a management contract with the United States Soccer Federation. At the top of the United States league system, it represents the sport's highest level in the United States. The NWSL was established in 2012 as a successor to Women's Professional Soccer (2007–2012), which was itself the successor to Women's United Soccer Association (2001–2003). The league began play in 2013 with eight teams, four of which were former members of Women's Professional Soccer. With the addition of three expansion teams in Houston (2014), Orlando (2016), Salt Lake City (2018) and the loss of FC Kansas City and Boston Breakers, it now has nine teams throughout the United States.
The 2015 NWSL College Draft was held on January 16, 2015 at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, PA.
In the 2016 season, Mewis missed several games as she was away training with the U.S. WNT in preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Western New York Flash finished fourth in the standings and qualified for the play-offs. In the semi-final, Mewis scored a goal in the 16th minute helping the Western New York Flash to upset the Shield winning Portland Thorns. In the NWSL Championship game Mewis once again scored a goal. The Championship game went to penalties, Mewis missed her penalty but the flash went on to win the Championship, winning the penalty shootout 3–2.
The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on 3 August. These were the first Olympic Games ever to be held in South America and the fourth to be held in a developing country, after the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, the 1980 Summer Olympics in the Soviet Union, and the 2008 Summer Olympics in China.
It was announced on January 9, 2017, that the Western New York Flash was officially sold to new ownership, moved to North Carolina,and rebranded as the North Carolina Courage. Mewis had a very successful 2017 season, as she appeared in every game for the Courage, tallying 6 goals and 3 assists. She was named to the NWSL Best XI and was a finalist for the NWSL Most Valuable Player Award.
Mewis missed the beginning of the 2018 season as she was recovering from a knee injury. She appeared in 17 regular season games, as the Courage won their second consecutive NWSL Shield. In the play-offs, Mewis was in the starting line-up for the semi-final match against the Chicago Red Stars and scored a goal in the 86th minute. North Carolina won 2–0 and advanced to their second straight championship game. She played all 90 minutes in the NWSL Championship game as the Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 3–0. Mewis has now won two NWSL Championships.
|Western New York Flash||2015||National Women's Soccer League||20||4||–|
|North Carolina Courage||2017||24||6||2||0|
Mewis was a member of the United States under-17 team that was runner-up at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand. As her sister Kristie was also a member of the team, they were the first sisters to represent the United States at a Women's World Cup. They also played together at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.At the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, Mewis helped the team win the championship after defeating Germany 1–0 in the final.
On January 24, 2014, Mewis was named for the first time to the senior national team roster for friendlies against Canada and Russia.She made her debut for the team at the 2014 Algarve Cup during the team's second match of the tournament, a 1–0 loss to Sweden.
After a spell out of the team, Mewis was invited back to the senior team following their success at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She continued to get regular playing time, scoring four goals in 2016 including the winning goal against Germany in the 2016 She Believes Cup that won the United States the trophy. Mewis was named as an alternate for the U.S. WNT for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
In 2017 Mewis was one of three players to appear in every game for the U.S. WNT., she played 1,242 minutes which was second highest on the team. She scored three goals and was a finalist for 2017 U.S Female Player of the Year.
Mewis suffered a knee injury in a November 2017 game against Canada, which would sideline her for the beginning of 2018, forcing her to miss the 2018 SheBelieves Cup. Mewis returned to the field for the U.S. in June 2018 in a friendly against China.In September 2018 she was named to the final 20 player roster of the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.
In May 2019, Mewis was named to the final 23-player roster for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.She ended up playing in 6 out of 7 matches, including the final.
|2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|2019-06-11||Reims, France||Start||13–0 W||Group stage|
|2019-06-20||Le Havre, France||Start||2–0 W||Group stage|
|2019-06-24||Reims, France||Start||2–1 W||Round of 16|
|2019-06-28||Paris, France||2–1 W||Quarter-final|
|2019-07-02||Décines-Charpieu, France||2–1 W||Semi-final|
|Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)|
|Location||Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred|
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
|Lineup||Start – played entire match|
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time
|Goal in match||Goal of total goals by the player in the match|
Sorted by total goals followed by goal number
|#||NumberOfGoals.goalNumber scored by the player in the match (alternate notation to Goal in match)|
|Min||The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.|
|Assist/pass||The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.|
|penalty or pk||Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)|
|Score||The match score after the goal was scored.|
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
|Result||The final score.|
Sorted by goal difference in the match, then by goal difference in penalty-shoot-out if it is taken, followed by goal scored by the player's team in the match, then by goal scored in the penalty-shoot-out. For matches with identical final scores, match ending in extra-time without penalty-shoot-out is a tougher match, therefore precede matches that ended in regulation
|aet||The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation|
|pso||Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time|
|Light-purple background color – exhibition or closed door international friendly match|
|Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament|
|Light-orange background color – Olympic women's football qualification match|
|Light-blue background color – FIFA women's world cup qualification match|
|Pink background color – Continental Games or regional tournament|
|Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament|
|Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournament|
|NOTE on background colors: Continental Games or regional tournament are sometimes also qualifier for World Cup or Olympics; information depends on the source such as the player's federation.|
NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player
|Olympic qualifier: Group A|
|5||2017-07-31||San Diego||27||18||Megan Rapinoe|
|2017 Tournament of Nations|
|2018 CONCACAF Championship|
|9||2019-04-07||Los Angeles||47||33||Christen Press|
|10||2019-05-12||Santa Clara||48||Start||37||Rose Lavelle|
|12||2019-05-16||St. Louis||49||84||Christen Press|
|FIFA Women's World Cup: Group Stage|
Mewis' sister, Kristie, played for the United States women's national soccer team and plays professionally for the Houston Dash.In late December 2018, Mewis married longtime boyfriend Pat Johnson in Boston, Massachusetts.
After winning the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, Mewis revealed that while she was young, her father, Bob Mewis, would pick up side jobs to be able to afford her and her sister's soccer expenses.[ citation needed ]
Western New York Flash
North Carolina Courage
Following the United States' win at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, Mewis and her teammates were honored with a Ticker tape parade in New York City. Each player received a key to the city from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Heather O'Reilly is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for the North Carolina Courage. She played for the United States women's national soccer team (USWNT), with whom she won three Olympic gold medals and a FIFA Women's World Cup. She signed with the Arsenal Ladies Football Club on January 18, 2017. O'Reilly previously played for FC Kansas City of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), Boston Breakers (NWSL), Sky Blue FC of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ashlyn Michelle Harris is an American soccer player and FIFA Women's World Cup champion who is currently a goalkeeper for the United States women's national soccer team and Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League, the highest division of women's soccer in the United States. She made her debut for the senior national team on March 11, 2013 and was a member of the championship–winning team at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada and at 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup in France.
Lauren Nicole Holiday is an American retired professional soccer player who played as a midfielder and forward for the United States women's national soccer team from 2007 to 2015. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. Holiday played professionally for FC Kansas City in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the Boston Breakers in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). She played collegiate soccer for the UCLA Bruins.
Tobin Powell Heath is an American professional soccer player. She currently plays professionally for Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States women's national soccer team. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a two-time FIFA Women's World Cup winner with the United States women's national soccer team. She has also won two NWSL Championships with the Portland Thorns. Heath is described as "perhaps the USA's most skillful player" by the United States Soccer Federation, and she was voted the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year in 2016. Heath usually plays as a forward or an attacking midfielder and primarily on the right side. She was the first overall pick in Women's Professional Soccer 2010 draft. Heath's career started with the New Jersey Wildcats in 2004–05, Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues in 2007 and Pali Blues in 2009. Her college career was with the North Carolina Tar Heels between 2006 and 2009 coinciding with her time on the Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues. Her professional career began in the Women's Professional Soccer league, spending one season (2010) with Atlanta Beat, one season with Sky Blue FC (2011) and one season with the New York Fury until the Women's Professional Soccer league folded in 2012. She played in France with Paris Saint-Germain for the 2013–14 season before moving on to her current club, Portland Thorns FC, when the NWSL was established.
Alexandra Morgan Carrasco is an American soccer player. She is a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team. Since 2018, she has co-captained the national team with Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe.
Rebecca Elizabeth Sauerbrunn is an American soccer player, Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. A veteran defender for the United States women's national soccer team, she also plays for Utah Royals FC in the National Women's Soccer League, the highest division of women's soccer in the United States. She first appeared for the United States national team at the 2008 Four Nations Tournament during a match against Canada on January 16. She has since made 167 total appearances for the team.
McCall RaNae Zerboni is an American professional soccer midfielder who plays for the North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League.
Christen Annemarie Press is an American soccer striker and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She plays for Utah Royals FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States women's national soccer team. Press previously played for the Chicago Red Stars, Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC and Tyresö FF in the Damallsvenskan in Sweden and magicJack in the WPS.
Meghan Elizabeth Klingenberg is an American soccer defender and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She is a former member of the United States women's national soccer team and currently plays for Portland Thorns in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She previously played for 3 teams in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league, Tyresö FF in Sweden's Damallsvenskan and the Houston Dash in the NWSL.
Lindsey Michelle Horan is an American professional soccer player who currently plays primarily as a midfielder for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team. In 2018 she was named NWSL MVP. Horan was a leading player for the Thorns during their 2017 championship season, scoring the winning goal in the championship game, and before that was a prolific scorer for Paris Saint-Germain FC, scoring 46 goals in 58 appearances. She was the leading scorer for the United States U-17 team at the 2010 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship.
Crystal Alyssia Dunn Soubrier is an American soccer player for National Women's Soccer League club North Carolina Courage and the U.S. Women's National Team. She was a member of the team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan, a member of the North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team, and was the recipient of 2012 Hermann Trophy. In 2015, she won the NWSL Most Valuable Player and the Golden Boot awards, becoming the youngest player to win both awards, at age 23.
Julie Beth Ertz is an American soccer player for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the highest division of women's professional soccer in the United States, and the United States women's national soccer team. She first appeared for the United States national team during an international friendly against Scotland on February 9, 2013. She has since made 91 total appearances for the team and scored 19 goals.
Morgan Paige Brian is an American soccer player and two time FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She is a midfielder for the United States women's national soccer team and the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League. She first appeared for the United States national team during a friendly against Korea Republic on June 15, 2013. She has since made 82 total appearances for the team and scored six goals.
Abigail Lynn Dahlkemper is an American soccer player. She plays as a defender for the United States national team and the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League.
Sabrina D'Angelo is a Canadian soccer player. She is a member of the Canada women's national soccer team and currently plays for Vittsjö GIK in the Damallsvenskan. D'Angelo was selected 21st overall in the 2015 NWSL College Draft by the Western New York Flash and is one of the few Canadian soccer players drafted directly from college.
Katelyn Morgan Rowland is an American soccer goalkeeper who currently plays for the North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League. Rowland previously played for FC Kansas City and the Western New York Flash in the NWSL. She is a three-time NWSL Champion. Rowland has represented the United States on various youth national teams including the under-20 and under-23 teams.
Emily Ann Sonnett is an American soccer player who currently plays for Portland Thorns FC and the United States women's national soccer team.
Rosemary Kathleen Lavelle is an American professional soccer player who is a midfielder for the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League and the United States national team. She started six games for the United States in the 2019 France World Cup, scored three goals, and was awarded the Bronze Ball at the FIFA Women's World Cup awards as the third best player in the tournament. She was short listed as one world's twelve best players for the The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019, and was chosen as one of the world's top three midfielders by her professional peers in the 2019 FIFA FIFPro World XI.
Mallory Diane Pugh is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team.
Morgan Nicole Reid is an American soccer player who currently plays as a defender for NWSL side Orlando Pride. She played collegiality at Duke University before being drafted by the North Carolina Courage in the fourth round of the 2018 NWSL College Draft.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Samantha Mewis .|