Taryn Hemmings

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Taryn Hemmings
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Personal information
Full nameTaryn Elizabeth Hemmings
Date of birth (1986-04-26) April 26, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Greeley, Colorado, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2004–2008 Denver Pioneers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2010–2012 Boston Breakers 29 (0)
2011–2012 Canberra United 10 (4)
2013–2015 Chicago Red Stars 47 (1)
2014 Fortuna Hjørring (0)
2016 Orlando Pride 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Taryn Hemmings (born April 26, 1986) is an American former professional soccer defender.

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Early life

Hemmings grew up in Greeley, Colorado and attended Greeley West High School. During her junior and senior years, she led her high school team to the 2003 and 2004 back to back state championship's and won the 2004 Colorado State Cup Champions title's. She was named Colorado 4A player of the year in 2003. Hemmings was also named NSCAA adidas High School All-American in 2003. She was named MVP of the championship game both years. [1]

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University of Denver

Hemmings attended the University of Denver and played for the Pioneers from 2004–2008. She was named Comeback Player of the Year in 2008. In 2006 and 2008, she was also named Sun Belt Player of the Year, Sun Belt Tournament Most Outstanding Player. In 2006 and 2008, Hemmings was named to the Soccer Buzz All-Central Region First Team and NSCAA adidas All-Central Region Second Team. She ended her career as the Pioneers' second all-time career-scoring leader with 112 points and the leading scorer in NCAA Division 1 competition with 42 goals and 28 assists, tying the program's record for career goals and ranking third in career assists. [1] [2]

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Denver Pioneers

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Playing career

Club

In 2010, Hemmings was selected in the seventh round (65th overall) by the Boston Breakers in the 2010 Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft. She started four of the 13 games she appeared in during the season, playing a total of 481 minutes. [3] [4]

Boston Breakers soccer club and National Womens Soccer League franchise in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The Boston Breakers were an American professional soccer club based in the Boston neighborhood of Allston. The team competed in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). They replaced the original Breakers, who competed in the defunct Women's United Soccer Association, as the Boston area's professional women's soccer team.

Womens Professional Soccer defunct soccer league and highest level of womens soccer in the United States

Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) was the top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. It began play on March 29, 2009. The league was composed of seven teams for its first two seasons and fielded six teams for the 2011 season, with continued plans for future expansion. The WPS was the highest level in the United States soccer pyramid for the women's game.

In 2011, she started 10 of the 16 games she appeared in, logging a total of 893 minutes. Hemmings credits her father Bruce for her athletic ability and competitive drive. [1]

July 4, 2013; in Chicago Red Stars vs Western New York Flash, Abby Wambach-20 marked by Taryn Hemmings-14 2013-07-04 Redstars v Flash TarynHemmings AbbyWambach.jpg
July 4, 2013; in Chicago Red Stars vs Western New York Flash, Abby Wambach-20 marked by Taryn Hemmings-14

During the 2011–2012 off-season, she joined Canberra United in Australia's W-League as both a forward and right back to win the Westfield W-League premiership and Grand Final. Hemmings made a total of 10 appearances with nine starts, and finished second on the team in goals scored with four. She was named Player of the Match twice, including the semi-final-round win over Melbourne Victory. [1] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Canberra United FC Association football club in Australia

Canberra United Football Club is a soccer club based in Canberra, Australia. For the women's team, it competes in the country's premier women's competition, the W-League. For the men's and youth teams, it competes in the NPL Capital Football competition. The club was formed in 2008 for the W-League's inaugural season.

After the suspension of the Women's Professional Soccer league in early 2012, Hemmings was signed to the Boston Breakers in the WPSL Elite [9]

On February 5, 2013, she joined Chicago Red Stars in the new National Women's Soccer League. [10] On July 14, week 15 of the NWSL 2013 season, she injured her left knee, defending against FC Kansas City; and was out for the rest of the season. [11]

On September 1, 2014, the Red Stars announced that Hemmings would be loaned to Fortuna Hjørring in Denmark. [12]

On November 2, 2015 Hemmings was selected by the new NWSL club Orlando Pride in an expansion draft to play in 2016 season. [13] However, before the start of the season, Hemmings decided to retire from professional soccer in March 2016. [14]

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