Bianca Henninger

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Bianca Henninger
Personal information
Full name Bianca Moreno Henninger
Date of birth (1990-10-22) October 22, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Los Gatos, California, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Houston Dash
Number 18
Youth career
2008-2011 Santa Clara Broncos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 New York Fury
2013 FC Kansas City 2 (0)
2013 Bayern Munich (loan) 0 (0)
2014– Houston Dash 5 (0)
National team
2010 United States U-20
2011- United States U-23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 20, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 9, 2012

Bianca Moreno Henninger (born October 22, 1990) is an American professional soccer goalkeeper. She is a member of the United States U-23 women's national soccer team and plays professionally for Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League.

Early life[edit]

Henninger attended Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California where she was an NSCAA All-American in 2006 and 2007. She was named a Parade Magazine All-American in 2007 and 2008. Henninger played U-13 to U-18 for the De Anza Strykers, a four-time state cup finalist. She played U-11 through U-13 with the Central Valley Mercury.[1]

Santa Clara University[edit]

Henninger attended Santa Clara University. As a freshman in 2008, she played in seven matches for the Broncos, starting three. As a sophomore in 2009, she started 17 of 19 matches and earned six shutouts. She had one assist on a long punt. Henninger suffered a concussion in the first West Coast Conference game of the year and missed four conference games. She earned her first career NCAA Tournament shutout in a 1-0 victory over Michigan State in the first round. During the second round of the NCAA tournament in a match against Oklahoma State, she saved two penalty kicks and scored one in a 6-5 shootout victory.[1][2][3]

Playing career[edit]


Philadelphia Independence[edit]

Henninger was selected by the Philadelphia Independence in the third round (14th overall) of the 2012 WPS Draft.[4]

New York Fury[edit]

After the WPS folded in early 2012, Henninger signed with the New York Fury in the WPSL Elite.[5]

FC Kansas City[edit]

On February 7, 2013, Henninger was drafted by FC Kansas City for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League.[6]

Houston Dash[edit]

On January 13, 2014, Henninger was traded to the Houston Dash in exchange for the first pick of the third round (19th overall) in the 2014 NWSL College Draft.[7]


Henninger was a member of the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup championship squad that was eliminated in the quarterfinals. She played in all four games and allowed only two goals. [8] She also played in all 5 games for the Gold-Medal winning U.S. team in the 2010 Concacaf U20 World Cup qualifying tournament in Guatemala, during which she surrendered 2 goals in 5 games.[9]

Honors and awards[edit]

Henninger received the adidas Golden Glove award while representing the United States with the United States U-20 women's national soccer team at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany.[10]

Henninger received the US Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year award in 2010.[11] NSCAA/Performance Subaru First-Team All-American in 2010 [12] and Third-Team in 2011.[13] Henninger was WCC 1st team All Conference in 2010 [14] and in 2011 was WCC 1st team All Conference in addition to being the conference Goalkeeper of the Year.[15]


  1. ^ a b "Bianca Henninger". US Soccer. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Santa Clara's Henninger has no equal". ESPN. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bianca Henninger". NCAA. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Independence takes Hagen, 5 others in WPS draft". Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Henninger Signs with New York Fury of WPSL". Santa Clara University. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "FC Kansas City sign Erika Tymrak and Bianca Henninger". NWSL News. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Houston Dash acquire goalkeeper Bianca Henninger from FC Kansas City". Houston Dash Communications. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Henninger keeping the opposition at bay". FIFA. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Women's U20 2010 Statistics". CONCACAF. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Marta, Popp and Leroux pave the way". FIFA. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Donovan, Wambach, Agbossoumonde and Henninger Voted 2010 U.S. Soccer Athletes of the Year". US Soccer. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Henninger Named NSCAA/Performance Subaru First-Team All-American". West Coast Conference. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Five WCC players named All-Americans by NSCAA". West Coast Conference. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  14. ^ "WCC Women's Soccer All-Conference Team Announced". West Coast Conference. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  15. ^ "WCC Women's Soccer All-Conference Teams Announced". West Coast Conference. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 

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