Kristie Mewis

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Kristie Mewis
Kristen Mewis Training.jpg
Personal information
Full name Kristen Anne Mewis
Date of birth (1991-02-25) February 25, 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Weymouth, Massachusetts United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Winger/Wing-Back
Club information
Current team
Boston Breakers
Number 19
Youth career
SC Scorpions
2009–2012 Boston College Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Canberra United FC 2 (2)
2013 FC Kansas City 20 (1)
2014- Boston Breakers 17 (3)
2014 Iga FC Kunoichi 7 (5)
National team
2008 United States U17 16 (9)
2009–2010 United States U20 26 (6)
United States U23
2013– United States 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 30, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 10, 2014

Kristen "Kristie" Anne Mewis (born February 25, 1991) is an American professional soccer player. She is currently signed with the Boston Breakers in the National Women's Soccer League. She also plays for the United States women's national soccer team.

Early life[edit]

Mewis grew up in Hanson, Massachusetts where she attended Whitman-Hanson Regional High School and played on the soccer team. She finished her high school career with 74 goals and 34 assists. She was 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. In 2008, Mewis was named the NSCAA Youth Player of the Year and the US Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year. In 2009, she was named to the Parade All-America team.[1]

Mewis played for the Region 1 Olympic Development Program (ODP) team from 2003–2007. She played with her younger sister Sam at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[1][2]

Boston College Eagles[edit]

As a freshman at Boston College, Mewis recorded five goals and six assists, and was second on the team in shots taken with 72, bettered only by fellow Eagle and United States U-17 teammate, Vicki DiMartino.[3] Mewis played and started in 23 games and tied for fourth on the team in scoring with five goals and six assists for 16 points. Mewis played midfield and filled in on defense due to injuries. She was named to the All-ACC Freshmen Team, the Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie team, and Soccer America All-Rookie team and earned NSCAA All-Southeast Region first team honors.[1]

During her sophomore year in 2010, Mewis started all 25 games on the season and led the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in shots with 101. She scored ten goals, ranking seventh in the ACC and second for Boston. She was first on the team in assists with 14; tied for the ACC lead. She tied for fifth in the ACC in points with 34. Mewis set a school record by recording a goal or assist in 11 consecutive games from August 29 to October tallying seven goals and eight assists during the run. She was awarded ACC Player of the Week and CollegeSoccer360 Team of the Week honors on October 4. Mewis was named New England Soccer News Player of the Year and was an All-ACC first team selection. She was a Hermann Trophy semifinalist and a member of Soccer America MVP's first team. Mewis received NSCAA All-American first team accolades and was named to Top Drawer Soccer's second team. She was also the NSCAA Player of the Week on September 29.[1]

In 2011, Mewis led the team in scoring eight goals and six assists for 22 points and was named the Offensive Team MVP. Starting and playing in 20 games during the season, Mewis logged 1,545 minutes of play while leading the team in shots with 81. She averaged 4.05 shots per game, ranking second in the ACC and was 11th in the ACC in points, with 22. Mewis was a NSCAA Division 1 All-America third team selection and earned NSCAA Southeast Regional first team honors. She was an all-ACC first team selection, was named to the Soccer America MVP second team, and was named to the Soccer America Preseason All-America list. Mewis was named to the Preseason Hermann Trophy Watch List and was a semifinalist for the award.[1]

During her senior year, Mewis finished the 2012 season with a career-high 16 goals, 12 assists for a career-high 44 points. She recorded nine multi-point games (three or more points) and had a goal or assist in 15 of 21 games this season. Mewis is the all-time leading scorer in the Boston College program with 116 total points. After opening the season with a nine game scoring streak, second to her personal and program record of 11 games which she accomplished in 2010, she was named a Division 1 ECAC All-Star and Hermann Trophy Semifinalist. Mewis received NSCAA First Team All-America and All-Southeast Region honors and was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season – Upperclassmen – first team. She was named to the All-ACC first team and College Sports Madness All-American first team. Mewis tallied her first career hat trick in a match against Harvard. The three goals made her the all-time leader in points at Boston College. She finished her career with 39 goals, 38 assists, nine game-winning goals and 21 multiple-point games. She was the second player in program history to register a goal in five straight games.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Canberra United FC, 2013[edit]

Mewis signed with the Australian W-League team Canberra United FC to finish the final two weeks of the 2012-13 season.[4][5][6][7] She made her first appearance for the club during a 5–0 win against the Western Sydney Wanderers FC on January 8 and scored the team's fifth goal in the 89th minute of the match.[8][9] Her second and final appearance occurred on January 12 when the team was defeated 5–1 by eventual regular season champions, Brisbane Roar FC. Mewis scored Canberra's only goal of the match in the 45th minute.[10] Canberra United finished fifth during the regular season with a 5–3–4 record.[11]

FC Kansas City, 2013[edit]

In January 2013, Mewis was drafted in the first round (third pick overall) of the 2013 NWSL College Draft to FC Kansas City for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League.[12][13][14] She was elevated to U.S. Soccer-subsidized status during the year.[15] She scored her first goal of the season in the 74th minute of the Blues' 3-2 win over Portland Thorns FC on May 8.[16] Mewis made 20 appearances for FC Kansas City during the regular season helping the team finish second in the standings with an 11–5–6 record.[17] The team advanced to the playoffs but were defeated 3–2 in the semifinals by Portland.[18][19]

Boston Breakers, 2014[edit]

In November 2013, FC Kansas City traded Mewis to Seattle Reign FC for Amy Rodriguez.[20] Of the trade, Reign FC coach, Laura Harvey said, "Kristie is a young, bright and talented player who we feel can benefit our long-term plan. She has proven that she can be a high-level player in this environment and we feel we have the structure to help push Kristie to the next level."[21] On November 18, 2013, she was traded alongside Michelle Betos and two 2015 NWSL College Draft picks to the Boston Breakers for Sydney Leroux.[22]

Iga FC Kunoichi, 2014[edit]

October 2014 Mewis signed a three-month contract with Iga FC Kunoichi of the Japanese Nadeshiko League first division. Wearing number 31 and playing as a forward, Mewis scored five goals in seven games, which included two braces. During matches in which she played, Iga FC compiled a record of 6-1.

International[edit]

Candlestick Park, October 2013

Mewis captained the inaugural United States U17 that was runner-up at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand, alongside North Carolina's Amber Brooks and Portland's Cloee Colohan. Her younger sister Samantha was also a member of that squad.[23] Over the course of the tournament, Mewis scored two goals and was the recipient of the Bronze Ball as the tournament's third-best player.[24]

On January 22, 2013, Mewis was called to the national training camp by head coach Tom Sermanni in preparation for a friendly match against Scotland ahead of the Algarve Cup.[25] She made her debut for the senior team on February 9, 2013 against Scotland and was placed on the roster for 2013 Algarve Cup.[26] Mewis scored the game-opening goal in the third minute of a friendly match against South Korea on June 15, 2013 near her hometown in Massachusetts.[27] The U.S. defeated South Korea 4–1.[28]

International goals[edit]

Date # Location Opponent Lineup Min Assist/pass Score Result Competition
1 2013-06-15[m 1] 1.1 United StatesFoxborough MA  Korea Republic 90.Start 3 Sydney Leroux

5150.01005 1–0

5350.04005 4–1

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Honors and awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Mewis is engaged to Boston Bruins player [32] Paul Carey.[33] The two met while they both attended Boston College. Mewis is the older sister of UCLA [34] and United States U-23 women's national soccer team [35] player Sam Mewis.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Kristen Mewis player profile". Boston College. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "College soccer's most talented sister act". ESPN. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kristen Mewis a game-changer for BC". ESPN. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (January 1, 2013). "Canberra signs Mewis for final two weeks". The Equalizer. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ Wood, Ryan (January 4, 2013). "Down under, Mewis aims to stay on top of her game". Enterprise News. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ Wood, Ryan (January 2, 2013). "Kristie Mewis Heads to Canberra, Jane Ross Moves to Vittsjo, Ali Krieger Comes Home". Our Game Magazine. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Kristen Mewis". Soccer Way. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "CANBERRA UNITED VS. WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS 5 - 0". Soccer Way. January 8, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Canberra United slams five past Western Sydney". Sydney Morning Herald. January 8, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ "BRISBANE ROAR VS. CANBERRA UNITED 5 - 1". Soccer Way. January 11, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "2012/2013 W-League Regular Season". Soccer Way. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ "NWSL Selects College Stars". ESPN. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Eight Teams Make Selections at 2013 NWSL College Draft at NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis". US Soccer. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  14. ^ "FC Kansas City boosts offense in draft". Kansas City Star. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ Lauletta, Dan (August 23, 2013). "Kristie Mewis already subsidized by US Soccer". The Equalizer. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ "PORTLAND THORNS VS. KANSAS CITY 2 - 3". Soccer Way. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  17. ^ "2013 NWSL Season". Soccer Way. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  18. ^ Lauletta, Dan (August 22, 2013). "FC Kansas City at sudden crossroads entering playoffs". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  19. ^ McDowell, Sam (August 24, 2013). "FC Kansas City falls to Portland 3-2 in NWSL semifinals". Kansas City Star. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  20. ^ sidereal (November 7, 2013). "Another Day Another Reign Deal: A-Rod for Mewis". SB Nation. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  21. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (November 7, 2013). "Kansas City sends Mewis to Seattle for Amy Rodriguez". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Sydney Leroux heads back to Seattle after Reign swing trade with Boston Breakers". Sounder at Heart. November 18, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  23. ^ Kristie Mewis and Amy Caldwell team up to BC soccer’s advantage, boston.com, December 6, 2009.
  24. ^ 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Awards, FIFA.com.
  25. ^ "Sermanni Names 29-Player Training Camp Roster for First Matches of 2013". U.S.Soccer. 
  26. ^ "Sermanni Names 23-Player Roster For 2013 Algarve Cup". U.S.Soccer. 
  27. ^ Kaplan, Emily (June 15, 2013). "An emotional Kristie Mewis scores for US women in win over South Korea". Boston Globe. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  28. ^ Drot, Kareen (June 15, 2013). "USA vs South Korea: Final Score 4-1, Kristie Mewis scores in front of her hometown". SB Nation. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  29. ^ VIDEO: Kristie Mewis, 2008 Young Female Athlete of the Year, US Soccer.
  30. ^ Kristen Mewis player profile, Boston College Athletics.
  31. ^ ENTERPRISE ALL-SCHOLASTICS: Girls indoor track, Enterprisenews.com, April 16, 2009.
  32. ^ Lake Erie Monsters#Current roster
  33. ^ https://twitter.com/KristieMewie/status/382619483887525888
  34. ^ http://www.uclabruins.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=207924961&DB_OEM_ID=30500
  35. ^ United States U-23 women's national soccer team#2013 Four Nations Tournament roster

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