Height: 5′ 8″
Born: Feb. 25, 1991, in Weymouth, Mass.
Hometown: Hanson, Mass.
College: Boston College
U.S. National Teams: One of the top young prospects in the USA, she was the 2008 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year after an excellent performance at the 2008 FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup in New Zealand … 2012: Trained with full Women’s National Team, but did not play in a match … 2011: Was one of the youngest players training with the full WNT, but did not play in a match … Youth National Teams: Played three international matches for the U.S. U-23 WNT in 2011 … One of the top players on the USA’s 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Team in Germany, she played every minute of all four matches while scoring a goal with two assists … Scored against Switzerland … Played 15 international matches for the U-20s in 2010 and ended her U-20 career with 20 caps and five goals … The Boston native also scored both goals for the U.S. U-20s in a 2-2 tie with the Boston Breakers of WPS … A member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONACAF U-20 Women’s Championships in Guatemala to earn a berth to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup … Played five games, starting three, and scored two goals, one each against Trinidad & Tobago and Costa Rica, with one assist … One of the leading scorers for the U-17s in 2008, she ended her U-17 international career with nine goals in 16 caps … One of the USA’s best players at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, she started five games in the tournament and scored two goals despite switching positions from flank midfielder to center midfielder in the first match … Helped lead the USA to the first FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Final where the team fell to Korea DPR in overtime, 2-1 … She won the Bronze Ball as the third-best player in the tournament … Was named the U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year in 2008 …Started all four games she played at the 2008 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championships, scoring three goals with one assist, including a goal in the championship game against Costa Rica … Scored twice against Australia and twice against Germany at the Future Stars Tournament in January … Played for the U.S. U-16 Girls’ National Team in 2006 and 2007, playing against Holland, Germany and Brazil … Played for the U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team in 2006 and was a member of the U.S. Soccer U-14 I.D. Camp in 2005. First cap: None. First goal: None.
Professional / Club: The third overall pick in the 2013 NWSL College Draft by FC Kansas City … Youth: Played from U-10 through U-18 with the SC Scorpions … Won four State Cups with the Scorpions (U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18) and advanced to one Regional final with the U-14s.
College / High School: A Hermann Trophy semifinalist and an NSCAA First-Team All-America selection as a senior at Boston College … Named to the All-ACC First-Team … Finished her senior season with a career-high 16 goals and 12 assists for a career-high 44 points … The 16 goals made her the second Boston College player to ever tally 16 goals in a single season … The 44 points were one point off the single-season program record … She ended her college career with 39 goals and 28 assists, with nine game-winning goals, making her Boston College’s all-time leading scorer with 106 total points … Opened her senior season with a nine-game scoring streak, second to her personal and program record of 11 games that she accomplished in 2010 … Was the second player in program history to register a goal in five straight games … As a junior in 2011 she was named the Eagle’s Offensive Team MVP and was an NSCAA Third-Team All-American .. Earned NSCAA Southeast Regional First-Team honors and was an All-ACC First-Team selection … Named to the Soccer America MVP second team … Led the team in scoring with eight goals and six assists for 22 points … As a sophomore in 2010 she was named New England Soccer News Player of the Year and was an All-ACC First-Team selection … Member of Soccer America MVP’s First Team and was an NSCAA First-Team All-American … Was also named to the All-ACC Tournament First Team … Started all 25 games on the season … Led the ACC in shots with 101 … First on the team in assists with 14, which tied for the ACC lead … Ranked seventh in the ACC and was second on the team in goals with 10 … Set a BC record by recording a goal or assist in 11 consecutive games … Had an excellent freshman season in 2009 … Played and started in 23 games and tied for fourth on the team in scoring with five goals and six assists … Played midfield and filled in on defense due to injuries … Earned a spot on the All-ACC Freshman team … Scored her first career goal in a 5-0 win against Brown … Had two goals and three assists against ACC competition … Was second on the team in shots taken with 72 … Attended Whitman Hanson Regional High School where she scored 74 goals (including 34 as a junior) with 34 assists … Team captain as a junior and a senior … A three-time NSCAA All-American, three time All-New England and All-Massachusetts Team honoree and a three-time Eastern Massachusetts Girls Soccer Association Div. 1 First-Team All-Star … A 2009 Parade All-American … Was also the 2008 NSCAA Youth Player of the Year … An Atlantic Coast League All-Star … A member of the Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic Team … Only played in a few high school games as a senior due to National Team commitments.
Personal: Full name is Kristen Anne Mewis … Graduated with a degree in Human Development from the Lynch School of Education and minored in Communications … As a junior and sophomore, she was BC’s women’s Scholar-Athlete … Likes to go to the beach in the summer … Enjoys running in the rain, shopping and swimming … Also likes to surf the web for inspiring quotes … Mom attended Northeastern on a full basketball scholarship and has run a marathon … Dad played soccer at Fitchburg State College and has also run a few marathons … Younger sister Samantha plays for UCLA … Has volunteered for Special Olympics … Played three years of varsity basketball … Ran winter track her senior year and holds the 300- and 600-meter indoor track records at Whitman-Hanson … With her younger sister Samantha, they became the first sisters ever to represent the USA at a Women’s World Cup, playing together at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and also at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany.