Tegan McGrady

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Tegan McGrady
Personal information
Date of birth (1997-10-11) October 11, 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth San Jose, California, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Washington Spirit
Number 9
Youth career
Santa Teresa High School
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2015–2018 Stanford Cardinal 53 (3)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2019– Washington Spirit 4 (0)
National team
2013–2014 United States U-17 14 (0)
2016 United States U-20 3 (0)
2017– United States U-23 3 (0)
2018– United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of July 21, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 12, 2018

Tegan McGrady (born October 11, 1997) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a defender for Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League.

Association football Team field sport played between two teams of eleven players with spherical ball

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.

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.

Washington Spirit Soccer club and National Womens Soccer Leugue franchise in Germantown, Maryland, USA

The Washington Spirit is an American professional soccer club based in Germantown, Maryland that participates in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). It is a continuation of the D.C. United Women of the W-League and continues to field both an amateur WPSL team and a youth team, both under the Spirit name. The Spirit is coached by Richie Burke.

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Early life

McGrady was raised in San Jose, California and attended Santa Teresa High School. [1] While at Santa Teresa, she was a three-sport student-athlete who competed in track and field and tennis in addition to soccer. [1] During her sophomore year, McGrady was suspended from high school play by the California Interscholastic Federation and missed games in the CIF Central Coast Section playoffs for participation in unsanctioned United States women's national soccer team camp games. [2]

San Jose, California City in California, United States

San Jose, officially the City of San José, is the economic, cultural and political center of Silicon Valley, and the largest city in Northern California. With an estimated 2017 population of 1,035,317, it is the third-most populous city in California and the tenth-most populous in United States. Located in the center of the Santa Clara Valley, on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, San Jose covers an area of 179.97 square miles (466.1 km2). San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County, the most affluent county in California and one of the most affluent counties in the United States. San Jose is the most populous city in both the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland Combined Statistical Area, which contain 7.7 million and 8.7 million people respectively.

Santa Teresa High School

Santa Teresa High School is a public high school located in the suburban Santa Teresa neighborhood of southern San Jose, California. The school is a member of the East Side Union High School District and serves students from grades 9 through 12. The average student enrollment is 2,300 students, with an average ratio of 25 students for every teacher.

California Interscholastic Federation organization

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) is the governing body for high school sports in the U.S. state of California. CIF membership includes both public and private high schools. Unlike most other state organizations, it does not have a single, statewide championships for all sports; instead, for some sports, the CIF's 10 Sections each have their own championships.

McGrady later attended Stanford University and played for the Stanford Cardinal women's soccer team. She was a member of the 2017 national championship team. [3]

Stanford University Private research university in Stanford, California

Leland Stanford Junior University is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford is known for its academic strength, wealth, selectivity, proximity to Silicon Valley, and ranking as one of the world's top universities.

Stanford Cardinal womens soccer

The Stanford Cardinal women's soccer team represent Stanford University in the Pac-12 Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. Home games are played at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium, located on the university's campus in Palo Alto. Paul Ratcliffe has coached the Cardinal since 2002, winning Pac-12 Coach of the Year seven times. During his tenure as head coach, the team won the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament, six Pac-12 titles, played in six College Cup tournaments, and reached three NCAA Division I finals.

2017 NCAA Division I Womens Soccer Tournament

The 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament was the 36th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA Division I women's collegiate soccer. The semi-finals and championship game were played at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Florida on December 1 and 3, 2017, while the preceding rounds were played at various sites across the country during November 2017. The Stanford Cardinal were tournament champions, winning the final 3–2 over the UCLA Bruins.

Club career

Washington Spirit, 2019–present

Washington Spirit drafted McGrady with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft and subsequently signed her to a standard contract on March 4, 2019. [4]

The 2019 NWSL College Draft was held on January 10, 2019 at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

International career

McGrady was a member of multiple United States Soccer Federation youth teams throughout her childhood and joined the United States women's national under-17 soccer team in 2013. [5] She went on to make 11 appearances, starting all of them, and assisted on 5 goals in 818 minutes of play. [5] In 2014, she appeared in a further 3 games, starting 2, accruing 210 minutes. [6]

United States Soccer Federation official governing body of soccer in the United States

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF), commonly referred to as U.S. Soccer, is a 501(c)(3) organization and the official governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States. With headquarters in Chicago, the FIFA member governs U.S. amateur and professional soccer, including the men's, women's, youth, beach soccer, futsal, and Paralympic national teams. U.S. Soccer sanctions referees and soccer tournaments for most soccer leagues in the United States. The U.S. Soccer Federation also administers and operates the U.S. Open Cup, which was first held in 1914.

The United States U-17 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the senior national team. The team's most recent major tournament was the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, in which the United States team finished runners-up to tournament champions North Korea. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the biennial FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which is the top competition for this age group. The former head coach B. J. Snow was hired in January 2013; the first time a full-time coach is in charge of this team.

McGrady joined the United States women's national under-20 soccer team in 2016 and made 3 appearances, starting 2, for 210 minutes. [7] In 2017, she progressed to the United States women's national under-23 soccer team and made 3 appearances, all starts, and contributed 2 assists in 258 minutes played. [8]

The United States U-20 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the senior women's national team. The team most recently appeared in the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France, where they failed to progress from the group stage for the first time in the competition's history. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the biennial FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which is the top competition for this age group. The head coach since April 2017 is Jitka Klimková.

The United States U-23 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the full Women's National Team. The team's most recent major tournament was the 2008 Nordic Cup, in which the United States team won 3–0 over Germany. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the annual Nordic Cup, which is the top competition for this age group.

McGrady made her senior national team debut for the United States on April 8, 2018, against Mexico, as a 58th minute substitute replacing Mallory Pugh. [9]

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