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#5 ALEX ARLITT
 

Position: Defender

Height: 5'5"

Date of Birth: 8/25/1993

Hometown: Houston, TX

Citizenship: USA

College: LSU

Twitter: @aarlitt

 

Professional: (2016) Started 8 games and appeared in 11 at defense for FC Kansas City; loaned to Western City Wanderers of Australian W-League

College: Enjoyed one of the most heralded careers by a defender in the history of the LSU Soccer program; Appeared in 89 matches with 87 starts during her collegiate career from 2011-15; Finished her career ranked No. 3 in school history in total appearances (89) and tied for No. 2 in school history in career starts (87); A member of two NCAA Tournament teams with the Tigers in 2011 and 2015; Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team following the 2011 season after the Tigers earned an NCAA Tournament berth after finishing second overall on the final SEC table with an 8-3 mark and 24 points in league play; Bookended her career by captaining the Tigers to a return trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2015, the program’s fifth appearance all-time; Scored a total of nine goals and dished out seven assists for 25 points on the offensive end of the field during her time with the Tigers; One of the most versatile players in the team’s history while playing virtually every position in the midfield and on the back line during her five seasons in Baton Rouge; A standout in the classroom as a three-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll; Also recognized as a Capital One First-Team Academic All-District VI student by the College Sports Information Directors of America following the 2013 season; Graduated from LSU in May 2015 with her undergraduate degree in accounting before pursuing her Master’s in Accounting.

#10 YAEl Averbuch

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5’10”

Date of Birth: 11/ 3/1986

Hometown: Upper Montclair, N.J.

Citizenship: USA

College: University North Carolina

Twitter: @Yael_Averbuch

 

Professional: (2016) Started in all 20 games that season; scored three goals (2015) Showed versatility by playing in multiple positions in 18 games, 13 of them as a starter; scored 2 goal on the season (2014) Returned to the US and was allocated to Washington Spirit of the NWSL; played in 22 games (17 starts); Had a goal and an assist on the season (2012) Signed with Göteborg FC in the Swedish First Division in September of 2012 and played in 16 total matches (10 in the Damallsvenskan, four Champions League matches and two Swedish Cup matches), starting 15 of those games; She scored seven goals, six in the Damallsvenskan and one in Champions League against Fortuna Hjørring of Denmark ;  (2011) Had a brief stint in Russia with WFC Rossiyanka after the end of the 2011 WPS season, joining the team for the quarterfinal of the UEFA Champions League; She made two appearances against Germany's Turbine Potsdam in the Champions League before returning to the USA; Signed with the Western New York Flash in WPS and played in 14 matches, helping the squad to the championship in the final year of the league; She converted the fifth penalty in the shootout that turned out to be the winning kick when Ashlyn Harris saved the Philadelphia Independence’s fifth attempt; (2010) Played in 23 games for Sky Blue FC, starting 19 and scored one goal, that coming off a spectacular full volley; (2009) Taken in the first round, fourth overall, of the 2009 WPS Draft by her home state Sky Blue FC; Started 14 of the 18 games she played for SBFC; Didn’t score a goal, but helped the team to a fourth-place finish during the regular season and then played a key role in the Cinderella run to the WPS championship; Played every minute of all three playoff matches.

U.S. National Team: (2011) Played in three matches off the bench, all at Four Nations Tournament in China; Traveled to the Algarve Cup in Portugal, but did not see action; (2010) Saw the most action of her national team career, playing in 10 matches while starting five and scoring one goal, that coming off a direct free kick against Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament; Played in three matches during Women’s World Cup qualifying, starting two; (2009) Earned her third senior team cap when she was called upon to start at outside midfield against Germany in the USA’s 1-0 victory in October in Augsburg, which was her only match of the year and first career start; She had the cross that eventually led to the game-winning goal from Abby Wambach in that match; (2007) Earned her first two senior team caps, coming off the bench in two matches at the Four Nations Tournament in China, playing against England and China.

College: One of the nation's premier college players; consensus first-team All-America in both 2006 and 2007; three-time returning letter winner who earned national player of the year honors from Soccer Buzz and Top Drawer Soccer as a sophomore; started her entire freshman year at the holding center midfield position and then moved to the attacking center midfield spot as a sophomore and a junior; was a member of the U.S. U23 National Team during her college years; Earned a deserved reputation for her deadly free kicks.

#18 NICOLE BARNHART

Position: Goalkeeper

Height: 5'10"

Date of Birth: 10/10/1981

Hometown: Gilbertsville, PA

Citizenship: USA

College: Stanford

Twitter: @nbarnhart

 

Professional: (2016) Started all 20 games and was one of two FC Kansas City players and 6 players in the NWSL to play the full 90 in all 20 games; led FCKC to a 7-5-8 record; recorded 83 saves and 6 shutouts; (2015) Started 19 games playing 1,712 total minutes; Helped team win 2015 NWSL Championship; Led FCKC to a 9-5-6 regular season record; recorded 8 shutouts; named to NWSL Second XI; (2014) Started all 22 games she played for FC Kansas City, going the full 90 minutes in all but one match, and helped her club to its first NWSL championship; Posted an 11-6-5 record and her 1,935 minutes in goal were second in the NWSL only to fellow WNT goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher; One of only three ‘keepers to reach double-digit wins, placing second in the league with 11, which trailed only Hope Solo’s 13; Was fifth in the league in GAA at 1.13; Led the league in shutouts with eight and tied for the lead in games played (22) with 2014 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Nadine Angerer; (2013) Allocated to FC Kansas City for the 2013 season of the NWSL and had a stellar year, playing every minute of all 20 of her starts while compiling a 10-5-5 record; Had a 0.95 goals against average in helping FCKC to a second place finish in the regular season and a playoff berth and was named the NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year; Led the league in shutouts with 10 and was tied for second in wins; Also named to the NWSL Best XI; (2011) Signed with the Philadelphia Independence for the 2011 WPS season and started nine total matches to help the club to a WPS playoff berth and a berth in the championship game… Earned a shutout in the 2-0 Super Semifinal victory against magicJack; Compiled a 4-3-2 record with three shutouts and had a goals-against average of 1.11; (2010) Helped FC Gold Pride to the 2010 WPS title, starting 21 games and playing 1,880 minutes while making 73 saves and allowing just 16 goals; Had eight shutouts, including the WPS championship game, and was named the WPS Goalkeeper of the Year and a WPS All-Star; Also was the goalkeeper on the WPS Best XI; (2009) Allocated to FC Gold Pride for the inaugural WPS season in 2009; Was the starting goalkeeper for FC Gold Pride, starting all 16 matches in which she played; Made 74 saves, allowed 23 goals for a 1.44 GAA and earned two shutouts.

U.S. National Team: (2013) Played in eight matches, six coming in the first half of the year as Hope Solo recovered from wrist surgery; Had a 4-0-1 record, allowing six goals and picking up three shutouts, pushing her career total to 24, good for third-best in U.S. history; Upped her career record to 32-3-6; Earned a shutout in the Algarve Cup Final, a 2-0 victory against Germany; Also earned a shutout against China PR during the Algarve Cup and played very well during a 3-0 victory against Canada in Toronto in June; (2012) Played in five games, starting one and had a 2-0-0 record while allowing just one goal; Her one start came in the third-place match of the Algarve Cup, a 4-0 shutout victory against Sweden; (2011) Played in 10 matches, starting nine, including the first eight of the year as Hope Solo finished her recovery from shoulder surgery; Those matches included back-stopping the USA to two tournament victories, at the Four Nations Tournament in China in January and the Algarve Cup in Portugal in March; Compiled a record of 6-2-1; (2010) Took over the starting role after Hope Solo had shoulder surgery in September and started all five games in CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying and the two playoff matches against Italy; Strong play in two shutouts against Italy helped the USA secure its 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup berth; Played in 11 total matches, compiling a record of 8-1-2, and her 11 starts during the year were a career high; Allowed just five goals in 990 minutes of action (2009) Played in three matches for the USA, starting two, and earned 1-0 shutouts in both; The first was against Iceland at the Algarve Cup in March and the second against Canada in Rochester, N.Y., in July, the same match in which Abby Wambach scored her 100th goal; Did not allow a goal in 225 minutes of action; (2008) Played in four matches for the USA before undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in early May; Came back to play in 13 total matches, starting eight, and gave up just one goal while earning five shutouts; Earned a shutout against Italy at the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea; Earned a shutout against Norway in the USA’s third match of the 2008 Algarve Cup, helping the Americans to the championship game; Played in her most important international match to date against Canada in the championship game of the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, making several excellent saves and sealing the win with a penalty kick stop in the shootout victory; (2007) Played in one match in 2007, getting the shutout against Mexico in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 17 during the post-WWC tour, her fourth career cap; (2006) Did not make an appearance; (2005) The youth national team veteran earned her first cap in goal and got her first career shutout with the full Women’s National Team on March 9 in a 1-0 victory against France at the Algarve Cup in Portugal; Earned her second career goalkeeper cap, also a shutout, in the USA’s 7-0 win against Ukraine in Portland, Ore.; (2004) Earned her first cap as a field player when the USA ran out of substitutes against Mexico at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 16 during the Fan Celebration Tour; She played the last five minutes plus stoppage time at forward next to Abby Wambach in the 1-0 win

College: Two-time All-American goalkeeper on the Stanford women's soccer team; Finished her collegiate soccer career with a career goals against average of 0.452, the lowest career GAA in Stanford program history; Also ranks second on the Cardinal career list with 39 career shutouts, and third on the program chart with 210 career saves; Set single season program records with 18 shutouts and a 0.189 GAA as a junior.

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#6 KATIE BOWEN

Position: Defender

Height: 5'7"

Date of Birth: 4/15/1994

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

Citizenship: New Zealand

College: University of North Carolina

Twitter: @Kati3bowen

 

Professional: (2016) Drafted 16th overall by FCKC in the 2016 NWSL College Draft; started 11 of the 13 games she appeared in; contributed an assist from her position on the defensive back line.

New Zealand National Team Earned her first cap at the senior level in May 12, 2011 against Australia; appeared in two games for NZ in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and appeared in all three games for her country in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and all three games of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

College: (2015) Named to Hermann Trophy Watch List; second-team preseason Top Drawer Soccer Best XI selection on defense; named to preseason All-ACC Team, (2014) served as one of the team captains; first-team All-ACC selection; played all but seven minutes during the season, going 1,875 minutes in 20 games, all starting assignments, (2013) Played in all 25 games for the Tar Heels, starting 18 times at midfield; played a total of 1,931 minutes for the Tar Heels; recorded five assists on the season, (2012) started 19 of the 20 games she played in; logged 1,668 minutes

#21 CAROLINE FLYNN

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5'5"

Date of Birth: 2/28/1994

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Citizenship: USA

College: Nebraska

Twitter: @CarolineFlynn_

 

College: Drafted 40th overall in the 2017 NWSL Draft (Portland Thorns FC); CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American (2016); All-Big Ten Second Team (2016); Member of 2016 U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team; NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region (2016); Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2015, 2016); CoSIDA Academic All-District (2014, 2015, 2016); Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

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#31 CHRISTINA GIBBONS
 

Position: Defender

Height: 5'6"

Date of Birth: 12/30/1994

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Citizenship: USA

College: Duke University

Twitter: @cgibby_

 

U.S. National Team: (2017) Represented the U.S. U-23 team during 3 matches in La Manga, Spain in March; Earned first call-up to the senior USWNT in the January camp (2016) Helped the U.S. U-23 team win the Nordic Cup and Istria cup (2015) Helped the U.S. U-23 team win the Four Nations Tournament (2014) Represented the U.S. U-20 team during the 2014 World Cup

College: Drafted 5th overall in the 2017 NWSL draft; 10 goals and 19 assists in 88 games at Duke; Third-most minutes played in Duke History with 7,794 (2016) Hermann Trophy Semifinalist, First Team All-ACC, NSCAA All-American, NSCAA Scholar-Athlete of the year (2015) NCAA College Cup All-tournament team, First Team All-ACC (2014) Second Team All-ACC (2013) All-ACC Freshmen team

#2 SHEA GROOM

Position: Forward

Height: 5’6”

Date of Birth: 3/4/1993

Hometown: Liberty, MO

Citizenship: USA

College: Texas A&M

Twitter: @sheabayy2

 

Professional: (2016) Played and started in 19 games; tied for 5th in the league in scoring with 8 goals which led FCKC; named to NWSL Second XI. (2015) Drafted 12th overall in the 2015 NWSL College Draft; She played in 13 games her rookie season, starting 9 of them; scored 4 goals and 2 assists, tied for 2nd on the team in goals and points (6).

College: All-America performer and Academic All-America and Scholar All-America honoree ;  Three-time All-SEC performer ;  Played in 84 matches, including 79 starts;  Recorded 41 goals and 25 assists for her career, good for 107 points ;  41 goals and 107 points both rank sixth in school annals ;  Owns 15 game-winning goals at A&M ;  Is 4-for-4 in career penalty kick opportunities.

#44 maegan kelly

Position: Forward

Height: 5'7"

Date of Birth: 2/19/1992

Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Citizenship: USA

College: Marquette

Twitter: @maegskell

 

Professional: (2016) Signed with Apollon Limassol of Cyprus. (2015) Signed with Åland United of Finland; started 19 of 20 matches; scored 4 goals. (2014) Drafted 4th round by FC Kansas City; transferred to UMF Stjarnan; made 5 starts in 8 appearances.

College: (2013) Tied the all-time MU assist record; NSCAA/Continental Tire Women's NCAA Division I All-Northeast Region first team (12/04) (2012) Preseason All-BIG EAST selection ; named to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List; Named to the All-BIG EAST First Team; Named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team (2011) First Team All-BIG EAST; NSCAA All-Northeast Region Third Team; Was Marquette's leading scorer recording a team-best 40 points on 14 goals (second on the single season list) and 12 assists (second on the single season list); Her 40 points ranked second in the BIG EAST as did her 14 goals; Starter in all 22 games (2010) BIG EAST All-Rookie Team selection; Led the team with 18 points on seven goals, including three game winners, and four assists.

#9 LO'EAU LABONTA

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5'2"

Date of Birth: 3/18/1993

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Citizenship: USA

College: Stanford

Twitter: @L0momma

 

Professional: (2016) Started season with FC Kansas City as a practice player; earned contract in May, 2016; played in final 10 games of the 2016 season, starting in 7 of them. (2015) Drafted in the 4th round (34th overall) by Sky Blue FC; played in 6 games for Sky Blue.

College: Played vital role for the Cardinal all four years with the team; scored a career high 13 goals and 5 assists in senior season; started in 21 of 22 matches played that year.

#7 MANDY LADDISH

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5'7"

Date of Birth: 5/13/1992

Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO

Citizenship: USA

College: Notre Dame

Twitter: @MandyLaddish

 

Professional: (2016) Missed only one game in the season and started in all 19 games she appeared in; earned her starting position in the central midfield and helped to develop the FCKC attack. (2015) Played in 16 games, starting 13 for FCKC; scored a goal and had 3 assists (2014) Spent her rookie season learning under Lauren Holiday and Jen Buczkowski; appeared in two games

College: Four-year monogram winner; thrust into starting lineup on opening day of her freshman season and never looked back, starting all 85 matches in her career; helped lead the Fighting Irish to 2010 NCAA National Championship.

#14 SYDNEY LEROUX

Position: Forward

Height: 5'7"

Date of Birth: 5/7/1990

Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Citizenship: USA

College: UCLA

Twitter: @sydneyleroux

 

Professional: (2016) Traded to FC Kansas City; missed the 2016 NWSL season due to pregnancy; (2015) Traded from the Seattle Reign to the Western New York Flash on March 30, along with Amanda Frisbee in exchange for midfielder Amber Brooks, the rights to forward Abby Wambach and a first-round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft; Played just 369 minutes in three starts for the Western New York Flash before the World Cup, and did not play another NWSL match after having ankle surgery after the World Cup; Scored one goal; (2014) Played in 22 games for the Seattle Reign, starting 21 and played 1,873 minutes; Scored five goals, four of them game-winners, to help Seattle to a 16-2-6 overall record, the league title, the No.1 seed in the NSWL playoffs and a berth in the championship game; (2013) On Nov. 18, she was traded to Seattle Reign FC for midfielder Kristie Mewis, goalkeeper Michelle Betos and two 2015 draft picks; Allocated to the Boston Breakers for the inaugural NWSL campaign and had a tremendous season, scoring 11 goals to finish tied for second with Abby Wambach; She played 1,694 minutes while starting all 18 games in which she played; Finished fifth in the league in shots (62), but just three behind second-place Megan Rapinoe; Named to the NWSL Best XI; (2012) Taken with the first pick in the 2012 WPS Draft by the Atlanta Beat, but never played after the league ceased operations; (2011) Played with the W-League Vancouver Whitecaps in her hometown during the summer, scoring 11 goals in 11 games with two assists.

U.S. National Team: (2015) A member of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champions in her first World Cup at the senior level, she played 181 minutes in four matches, starting two; Had a vitally important assist in the opening match, setting up Christen Press for the game-winning goal in the 3-1 victory against Australia; Played in 11 games this year, starting four and scored two goals with two assists; Made her first start of 2015 against Mexico on May 17 in the USA's second Send-Off Series game and scored two goals in the 5-1 win; Helped the USA to its 10th Algarve Cup title in Portugal; Had ankle surgery after the World Cup and did not play in a match for the rest of the year as she regained her fitness; (2014) Appeared in 21 games and set career highs in games started (15), minutes played (1,308) and assists (5); Scored nine goals, fourth-best on the team, finding the net against Canada (twice), Russia, Japan, Denmark, China PR, France, Mexico, and in the USA’s 6-0 win against Costa Rica in the final of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship as she helped the team book its ticket to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup; (2013) Made a major impact on the U.S. attack, scoring 10 goals (second on the team) with four assists; Averaged a goal for every 83 minutes she was on the field; She played 835 minutes in 15 games, starting nine, which were her first nine starts after coming off the bench in the first 29 games of her career; Scored four goals – all in the first half and all in a row – in a 7-0 victory against Mexico on Sept. 3 in Washington, D.C.; Also scored against Scotland, China PR, New Zealand and the game-clincher in a 3-0 win vs. Canada in Toronto on June 2; Scored twice in the 4-1 victory against Brazil on Nov. 10 in Orlando that finished the year;  Tied for third for most goals for club and country (21) of any American player; Headed into 2014 with 24 goals in her first 43 games; (2012) Had a breakout year, playing in 27 games, all as a reserve, and set a U.S. record for most goals as a substitute with 14, which were the first 14 of her career; Averaged a goal for every 37 minutes she was on the field; In her second career cap against Guatemala at CONCACAF Olympic qualifying, she scored the first five goals of her career, all in the second half, in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada; She was the youngest player on the Olympic qualifying teamwhile playing in three games as the USA won the regional title; Made her first world championship team at the senior level for the 2012 Olympics and played off the bench in four games; Scored her first Olympic goal against New Zealand in the quarterfinal, sealing the 2-0 victory in Newcastle; Scored the winning goal against Norway in a 2-1 victory in group play at the Algarve Cup; Also scored against Denmark at the Algarve Cup; Had a two-goal game against Ireland on Nov. 28 during the Fan Tribute Tour; Tied for third among players for most goals combined for club and country with 21; (2011) A prolific scorer with the U.S. Under-20 WNT, she earned her first cap with the senior team at the beginning of 2011; Made the roster for the Four Nations Tournament in China in January and came off the bench late in the game in the first match of the tournament against Sweden.

College: (2011) First-team NSCAA All-American; Named to Soccer America's MVP First Team; Semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy; Led the team in scoring for the third-straight season; Posted 16 goals and three assists for 35 points; Also led the Pac-12 in game-winning goals with eight; Came in second in the voting for Pac-12 Player of the Year, landing a spot on the conference's first team; Had four multiple-goal games; Also registered two hat tricks on the season; Finished her college career ranked in the top 5 at UCLA in several offensive categories, including points (126 - 4th), goals (57 - 4th) and game-winning goals (23 - 4th). (2010) First-team Soccer America MVP; Third-team NSCAA All-American; First-team NSCAA All-Pacific Region; First-team All-Pac-10; Named to the Watch List for the MAC Hermann Trophy Player of the Year Award; Led UCLA in scoring for the second-straight season, finishing the year with 27 points on 13 goals and one assist; Also led the team in game-winning goals with six; Ended the season ranked third in the Pac-10 in goals (13) and second in game winning goals (6); Also ranked third in goals per game (0.65); Named Pac-10 Player of the Week after scoring four goals in the team's 7-0 victory over Cal Poly to open the season; Also enjoyed multiple-goal games in wins over Oregon (3-1) and Arizona State (3-0); Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over UCF in the second round of the NCAA Tournament; Scored the game's only goal in a 1-0 victory over No. 16 Cal on Oct. 8; Moved into the top five all-time at UCLA in career points (5th - 91), goals (4th - 41) and game-winning goals (4th - 15). (2009) Semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy; NSCAA third-team All-American; Named to Soccer America's MVP second team; Second-team All-Pac-10 selection; Named to the 2009 NCAA All-Tournament Team; Led UCLA in scoring with 48 points (23g, 2a); Also ranked third in the Pac-10 in scoring; Ranked second in the Pac-10 in goals with 23; Her 23 goals tied Lauren Cheney for the single-season school record; Set a new UCLA single-season NCAA scoring record with 16 points (8g, 0a). (2008) Played in 19 matches, making 18 starts; Member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team; Third-team Freshman All-American by Soccer Buzz; Missed the NCAA Tournament while competing at the Under-20 World Championships; scored in her first collegiate match, tallying the game winner in a victory over UCSB; Other game-winning goal came in a 3-0 victory at UConn; Ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 16 points (5g, 6a).

#3 Becca Moros

Position: Defender

Height: 5'5"

Date of Birth: 5/6/1985

Hometown: New York City, NY

Citizenship: USA

College: Duke University

Twitter: @BeccaMoros

 

Professional: (2016) Traded to WNY Flash prior to the season, but was then traded again to the Houston Dash; Made 17 starts in 17 appearances for the Dash with 3 assists. (2015) Traded to FC Kansas City prior to the 2015 season; Started all 20 games of the season, plus both playoff games as she helped FCKC to the 2015 NWSL Championship. (2014) returned to the United States to play with the Portland Thorns; played in 18 games (started 13) for the Thorns. (2012)  Signed with Sky Blue FC but WPS folded before the season started, signed with INAC Kobe Leonessa of Japan. (2011) Played in the first five games (3 starts) for the Freedom until the team was sold and rebranded as magicJack; traded to Western New York Flash shortly after the rebrand; made 10 appearances (9 starts) and scored a goal along the way to the 2011 WPS Championship with the Flash. (2010) started all 24 of her appearances and scored a goal for the Freedom. (2009) Drafted 36th overall by the Washington Freedom of the Women’s Professional Soccer league; played in 20 games (14 starts) and scored two goals.

College: A second team All-ACC selection as a sophomore and first team honoree as a junior and senior;  participated with U.S. U-21 National Team in the spring and summer of 2006;  ranked tied for fifth on Duke’s career charts for assists.

#88 ALEXA NEWFIELD

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5'3"

Date of Birth: 12/3/1991

Hometown: Decatur, GA 

Citizenship: USA

College: University of North Carolina

Twitter: @newlex8

 

Professional: Signed in April 2016 with FC Kansas City; played in 8 games with 2 starts.

 

#19 CAT PARKHILL

Position: Goalkeeper

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Date of Birth: 5/27/1990

Hometown: Apple Valley, MN

Citizenship: USA

College: Minnesota

Twitter: @cat_parkhill

 

Professional: (2016) Signed with FC Kansas City.

College: (2012) Started all 20 games in the net for the Gophers; Recorded a 11-7-2 record; Ended the season ranked second in Big Ten with five shutouts; Finished her career as Minnesota's leader in goalkeeper minutes with 7,648:25 (2011) Started all 21 games at goalkeeper in 2011; played 1,912:57 minutes and posted a 1.32 goal against average; had 83 saves and four shutouts; (2010) 2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru NCAA Division I Women All-Great Lakes Region Team; started all 23 games for Minnesota; tallied seven shutouts (2009) Named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Freshman Team, gaining Honorable Mention notice; named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team; started all 20 matches and earned all 12 wins.

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#25 BRITTANY RATCLIFFE
 

Position: Forward

Height: 5'4"

Date of Birth: 2/7/1994

Hometown: Williamstown, NJ

Citizenship: USA

College: University of Virginia

Twitter: @brit_ratcliffe

 

Professional: (2016) Drafted 2nd Round of NWSL College Draft by the Boston Breakers; played in 15 games with 5 starts.

College: (2015) All-ACC Third Team selection; Started all 23 games; (2014) Third-Team All-ACC; Appeared in all 26 games, starting 25; Had 10 goals and six assists for 26 points (2013) Second-Team VaSID All-State; Appeared in all 26 games, starting two; Third on the team in scoring with 27 points on 12 goals and three assists; Set UVA record with 11 goals as a substitute (2012) Appeared in 18 games off the bench; Made collegiate debut vs. Radford.

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#22 BRIANNE REED

Position: Defender

Height: 5'6"

Date of Birth: 5/2/1994

Hometown: Tinton Falls, NJ

Citizenship: USA

College: Rutgers

Twitter: @BreezyF_Baby30

 

Professional: (2016) Drafted by FC Kansas City in the second round; played 7 games with 5 starts.

College: (2015) named National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) First Team All-Great Lakes Region; placed on First Team All-Big Ten; started all 26 matches at center back, playing the full time 20 times; (2014) Started all 20 matches at center back; a Third Team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American; named to the 2014 All-Big Ten First Team; logged the full 90 minutes in 16 of 20 matches; recipient of the Rutgers Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award; named an Academic All-Big Ten honoree. (2013) Started in all 22 matches; logged at least 90 minutes in 18 of 22 matches (2012) Saw action in 19 games with one start.

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#8 AMY RODRIGUEZ

Position: Forward

Height: 5'4"

Date of Birth: 2/17/1987

Hometown: Lake Forest, CA

Citizenship: USA

College: University of Southern California

Twitter: @AmyRodriguez8

 

Professional: (2016) Missed season due to Pregnancy; (2015) Had another excellent club season despite playing in and starting just 11 matches due to WNT commitments; Played 956 minutes and scored six goals with four assists; She then scored two goals in the NWSL playoff semifinal as FCKC defeated the Chicago Red Stars 3-0 and scored the game-winning on a header in the club’s 1-0 victory against the Seattle Reign as the club won its second consecutive championship; It was her sixth NWSL post-season goal and she was named the MVP of the championship game; Finished the season tied for seventh all-time in NWSL goals with 19; (2014) After missing the inaugural season of the NWSL due to her pregnancy, Rodriguez had a dominant first year with FC Kansas City; Finished as the runner-up for the NWSL Golden Boot award after scoring a league second-best 13 goals, finished third in the voting for NWSL MVP, and was named to the NWSL Best XI First Team; Scored both goals in FCKC’s 2-1 victory over Seattle Reign in the NWSL Championship Game, giving the club its first NWSL title; Scored the opening goal in the semifinal game of the playoffs against Portland Thorns FC to help FCKC win the game 2-0 and advance to the championship game; Played in 22 games for FCKC and started 21; Scored the first goal of the 2014 NWSL season on April 12 against Sky Blue FC;  (2013) Allocated to Seattle Reign FC for the inaugural season of the NWSL, but missed the entire year due to pregnancy and the birth of her son on Aug. 6; On Nov. 7, she was traded from the Seattle Reign to FC Kansas City for Kristie Mewis (who was later traded to the Boston Breakers); (2011) Played 641 minutes over 10 matches for the Philadelphia Independence of the WPS, starting six, and scored two goals; Scored in both of Philadelphia’s playoff matches, tallying the second goal in the 2-0 victory over magicJack in the Super Semifinal and then equalized in the 88th minute of the championship game against the Western New York Flash, sending the game to OT before Philly eventually fell in penalty kicks; (2012) Had a breakout season with the Philadelphia Independence, leading the team in scoring with 12 regular season goals and six assists; Finished third in the league in goals; Scored the winning goal in the first round of the playoffs in overtime against the Washington Freedom to send her team to the Super Semifinal; Finished second on the team in minutes played with 2,001; Named to the WPS Best XI and a starter in the WPS All-Star Game; (2009) The No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 WPS College Draft by the Boston Breakers for the inaugural WPS season in 2009; Started 11 of the 17 games she played for the Breakers, scoring one goal; Traded to the Independence on Sept. 29, 2009, during the WPS offseason.

U.S. National Team: (2015) A member of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champions, in her second World Cup she saw 118 minutes of action in two games and played a vital role in the 1-0 Quarterfinal victory against China PR in her only start of the tournament; Played 589 minutes over 15 games in 2015 while starting five and scored two goals with three assists; Scored against Switzerland on March 6 at the Algarve Cup after coming in as a second-half sub and started the championship match, helping the USA defeat France 2-0 and win its 10th Algarve Cup title; (2014) After a year off due to pregnancy, Rodriguez came back into the lineup for the National Team as a sub in the 88th minute of a 1-0 win against Canada on Jan. 31… Appeared in 12 games and started four for the U.S…. Scored her first goal of the year during her third game back on the field on Feb. 12 in a 8-0 USA victory over Russia… Helped the U.S. win the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship – seeing action in two matches – to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup;  (2013) Did not play for the WNT as she was pregnant and had her first child, a son Ryan, who was born on Aug. 6; (2012) Played in 29 matches, a career high, while starting five games; Scored nine goals with five assists; Tied a U.S. record with five goals in a match, all in the second half, when she came into the first match of the year at CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying against the Dominican Republic in Vancouver, Canada; All of her goals came as a substitute; Also scored against Brazil and nabbed the winning goal against Canada in the waning minutes of a 2-1 victory in a friendly in Sandy, Utah; Played in four matches at the Olympics, all off the bench, and won her second Olympic gold medal; Played in all five games at CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying, which included three starts, and had six goals and three assists; (2011) Started all 18 games she played for the USA and saw 1,102 minutes of action; Scored four goals with three assists; Played in her first Women’s World Cup at the senior level, starting the first five matches of the tournament; (2010) Played in 17 matches, starting 11, and finished third on the team in scoring with seven goals (topping her career high of six achieved in 2008) and one assist; Scored her first career hat trick against Guatemala at the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament, in which she played four games, starting three, and scored four times; Scored one of the biggest goals of her career in the second leg of the Women’s World Cup playoff series against Italy, pounding in the game-winner in a 1-0 victory on Nov. 27 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.; Started both legs of the playoff series and played all but five minutes over the two games; (2009) Started five of the seven games she played for the USA; (2008) Played in 26 matches while starting 11; Scored her first two full international goals in the first match of the year against Canada and added another against Norway in the Algarve Cup; Made a strong run to earn a spot in the Olympic Team, then came off the bench in the first match before starting the final five games; Scored once at the Olympics, against New Zealand, but had two assists, including the pass on the game-winner to Carli Lloyd in the gold medal game; Scored six goals with seven assists on the year including two game-winners against Brazil in 1-0 victories at the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea and in a friendly match in Commerce City, Colo., before the Olympics; (2006) Earned three caps in 2006, all off the bench at the Algarve Cup; (2005) Earned two caps at the Algarve Cup, playing as a sub against Finland and Denmark; Worked her way from the U.S. U-17s to the U-19s to the U-21s to the full WNT during the course of a year from March of 2004 to March of 2005

College: Had 31 goals and 17 assists in 82 games at USC; (2008) First Team All-Pac-10; Third Team NSCAA All-American (2007) NCAA College Cup Champion; NCAA College Cup Most Outstanding Player; Second Team All-Pac-10 (2006) game winning goal in first round of NCAA Tournament (2005) Third Team NSCAA All-American; Pac-10 Freshmen of the Year

#4 BECKY SAUERBRUNN

Position: Defender

Height: 5'7"

Date of Birth: 6/6/1985

Hometown: St Louis, MO

Citizenship: USA

College: University of Virginia

Twitter: @beckysauerbrunn

 

Professional: (2016)  Named team captain for fourth straight season; missed six games due to the 2016 Olympics and her role with the U.S. National Team, but played and started in 14 games; scored her 2nd NWSL goal (3rd professional goal overall) against the Houston Dash on June 19; the goal was the game-winner; Named to the NWSL Best XI for 4th straight season (2015) Captained FCKC to its second consecutive NWSL title, defeating the Seattle Reign, 1-0; Named the NWSL Defender of the Year and became the first player in history to be honored with a league award in three consecutive seasons after also claiming Defender of the Year honors in 2013 and 2014; Won the award despite playing in just 11 matches due to WWC commitments, but played every minute of those games (990 minutes), including five of the Blues' league-high nine shutouts; Also named to the NWSL Best XI; She was also part of FCKC's record-tying four-match shutout streak from August 8-27 that equaled the mark set earlier in the season by the Blues as well as by Sky Blue FC in 2013; The streak included back-to-back matches in which Sauerbrunn and her teammates did not allow a shot on goal; FCKC had the league’s top defense, allowing just 20 goals and four in 10 matches at home;  (2014) Named the NWSL Defender of the Year to become the first repeat winner of an NWSL season-end award after also claiming the honor in 2013; Helped FC Kansas City win its first NWSL title after the team defeated Seattle 2-1 in the NWSL Championship Game; Named to the NWSL Best XI First-Team; Played every minute of 22 starts for FCKC during the regular season; Tied for third-most starts in the team; Has still yet to come out of a professional club match in which she started; (2013) Had an excellent season with FC Kansas City, playing every minute of all 19 games she started in helping her club to a second place finish and a playoff berth; Was named the 2013 NWSL Defender of the Year and to the NWSL Best XI; At this point in her career, she had yet to come out of a professional game in which she had started, playing every minute, spanning three WPS seasons and one NWSL season (and missed just 10 minutes in her college career); (2012) Allocated to FC Kansas City for the inaugural NWSL season; The only player to play every minute of the first two WPS regular seasons, a streak that was only broken when she left to play for the USA at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany; She played every minute of every match she played in her WPS career; Signed with Sky Blue FC as a free agent for the 2012 season before the league folded; (2011) Signed with magicJack and played in 13 regular season games, tied for most WPS matches played by a U.S. WNT player, while playing all 1,170 minutes (most by a WNT player); Also played all 180 minutes over magicJack’s two playoff games; (2010) She started all 24 matches for the Washington Freedom and picked one up assist; Played all 120 minutes in playoff match against Philadelphia; (2009) Selected by the Washington Freedom as the third overall pick in the 2008 WPS General Draft ahead of the inaugural season; She started all 20 games and scored one goal, a spectacular header for the Freedom’s first WPS goal; Immediately after the 2009 WPS season, she played three months in Norway for Røa IL, a club right outside of Oslo; Her team finished first in the league and won the Norwegian Cup; She also played two rounds of UEFA Champions League, defeating Everton of England and FK Zvezda of Russia in two-leg series’ to get to the final eight; (2008) Played for the Freedom in W-League during 2008; Played for the Richmond Kickers in the W-League in 2006-07 and the Boston Renegades in 2005.

U.S. National Team Called into the U.S. team for the first time in January of 2008 and then earned a place on the roster for the Four Nations Tournament in China where she earned her first two caps; Her first start and cap against Canada on Jan. 16, 2008, was also Pia Sundhage’s first match as head coach; Trained with the WNT in February of that year, but then traveled to Spain with the U.S. U-23s; Did not get another call-up to the senior team until after the 2010 WPS season and worked her way into the mix as she has become a vital player and consistent defender for the National Team;  (2016) Named Co-Captain along with Carli Lloyd; Earned 100th Cap against Canada in the final Match of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Championship; named to the 18-player roster for the 2016 Rio Olympics; recorded 3 assists in 23 games started and played in for the US; 2016 US Soccer Female Player of the Year nominee (2015) A member of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champions, she had a spectacular tournament in her second World Cup marshalling the defense while playing every minute of all seven games; She was the only player to start 25 matches for the U.S. this year and led the team in minutes played with 2,184, both career highs; Helped the USA win its 10th Algarve Cup title in Portugal .. Named to the CONCACAF Best XI; Posted to become the 35th female player to earn 100 caps for the USA early in 2016; (2014): Played in 22 games, logging career-highs to date in minutes played (1,757) and games started (20); Member of the team that won the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship as she played every minute of three matches to help the USA book its ticket to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup; Became the 46th female U.S. player to play 50 more games when she started the first game of the year against Canada in Frisco, Texas, and had the assist on the game-winning goal; (2013): Was a consistent starter at center-back, getting the nod in 10 of the 12 games she played; Played 940 minutes, third most on the team; (2012): Saw the most action of her National Team career to date, playing 1,255 minutes over 22 games while making nine starts; Played both center back and at outside back during the year; Made her first Olympic Team and played in three matches off the bench; Only played 38 total minutes, but was a key sub coming on during crunch time in both the semifinal and the final to help seal those victories and the Olympic gold medal; Started and played every minute of three matches at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver, Canada; (2011) Had her best year yet for the National Team, playing in 12 games while starting eight and made her first Women’s World Cup roster at the senior level; Played in just one match in Germany but had a stellar game while playing all 90 minutes during the semifinal victory against France, stepping up in a big way to replace the suspended Rachel Buehler; (2010) Played in five matches, starting three, and made the roster for the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament, playing in one match; Was called into a training camp prior to the qualifying roster being named due to an injury to another player and ended up making the roster and solidifying her place in the national team pool.

College: Recorded 2 goals and 7 assists in 90 appearances; (2007) First Team NSCAA All-American; First Team All-ACC; NSCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year; ACC Player of the Year (2006) Second Team NSCAA All-American; First Team All-ACC (2005) Second Team All-ACC; ACC All-Academic Team (2004) red-shirted due to 2004 U-20 world cup (2003) First Team NSCAA All-American; Second Team All-ACC; All-ACC Freshmen team; ACC Freshmen of the Year

#11 DESIREE SCOTT

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5'1.5"

Date of Birth: 7/31/1987

Hometown: Winnipeg, Canada

Citizenship: Canada

College: University of Manitoba

Twitter: @MsDScott11

 

Professional: (2016) Returned to the NWSL and was allocated back to FC Kansas City; played 14 games and started in all 14 of them in her return. (2015) Missed the first half of the FAWSL season while preparing for the World Cup; played in 7 games, starting 6 for Notts County. (2014) signed with Notts County Ladies of the FAWSL; played 13 games (started all 13). (2013) One of 16 Canadian Players allocated to the NWSL; Allocated to FC Kansas City on January 9, 2013; played every minute in each of the 20 games she played in.

Canada National Team: Finished first with Canada at the 2010 Cyprus Women's Cup;  won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF championship / FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2011;  finished first with Canada at the 2011 Cyprus Women's Cup;  represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011;  won a gold medal with Canada at the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011;  won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver (Canada qualified for London 2012);  finished second with Canada at the 2012 Cyprus Women's Cup;  her and Marie-Eve Nault were the 27th and 28th women's footballers to make their 50th appearance for Canada (31 July 2012);  won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament;  finished sixth with Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015;  she played in a career-high 68 consecutive Canada matches from 2012 to 2016;  won a silver medal with Canada at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship in USA (Canada qualified for Rio 2016);  she was the 15th women’s footballer to make her 100th appearance for Canada (11 February 2016);  finished first with Canada at the 2016 Algarve Women’s Cup;  won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

College: (2009) First Team CIS All-Canadian; Canada West All-Star (2008) Canada West All-Star Team (2007) Team Captain (2006) Team MVP (2005) Canada West Rookie of the Year

#13 BRITTANY TAYLOR

Position: Defender

Height:

Date of Birth: 9/18/1988

Hometown: Hamptonburgh, NY

Citizenship: USA

College: University of Connecticut

Twitter: N/A

 

Professional: (2016) Traded to FC Kansas City prior to the season; Was an ironwoman for FCKC by playing in every minute of all 20 games. (2015) Played and started in 18 games. (2014) Played every minute of all 24 games; scored 2 goals and an assist. (2013) Signed with Western New York Flash for the inaugural NWSL season; started in 21 games with 3 goals and 4 assists. (2011) Played in every game for Sky Blue. (2010) Selected 1st round of WPS draft (6th overall) by Sky Blue FC; Named WPS All-Star.

College: (2009) NSCAA All-American; Big East Defender of the Year (2008) Medical redshirt (2007) First Team NSCAA All-American; Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2006) First Team All-Big East (2005) First Team All-Big East

#15 ERIKA TYMRAK

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5'6"

Date of Birth: 8/7/1991

Hometown: Bradenton, FL

Citizenship: USA

College: Florida

Twitter: @eTYMrak

 

Professional: (2016) Played in 17 games (14 starts) and scored a goal and two assists. (2015) Started 18 of 19 games played; scored 3 goals and an assist. (2014) Scored 4 goals and 4 assists; started 18 of 21 games. (2013) Drafted by FC Kansas City; Started in 16 of her 21 games played; scored 6 goals and 4 assists; named to NWSL Second XI; named 2013 NWSL Rookie of the Year.

College: Recorded 32 goals and 40 assists in 95 games (2012) Hermann Trophy Semifinalist; First Team NSCAA All-American; First Team All-SEC (2011) Second Team NSCAA All-American; First Team All-SEC (2010) First Team All-SEC; SEC Tournament MVP (2009) All-SEC Freshmen team.