Michelle Wenino

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Michelle Wenino
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Michelle Wenino with the Chicago Red Stars in July 2013
Personal information
Full name Michelle Lynn Wenino
Date of birth (1987-05-03) May 3, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Aurora, Colorado, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chicago Red Stars
Number 13
Youth career
2005–2008 Colorado Buffaloes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Chicago Red Stars 1 (0)
2010 SC Freiburg 8 (1)
2010 Pali Blues 5 (0)
2011–2012 Sky Blue FC 3 (1)
2013– Chicago Red Stars 36 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 30, 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Michelle Lynn Wenino (born May 3, 1987) is an American professional soccer defender who currently plays for National Women's Soccer League club Chicago Red Stars.

Early life[edit]

Born in Aurora, Colorado, to parents Pat and Sherri Wenino, Michelle attended Smoky Hill High School and played all four seasons for the girls soccer team. A four-sport, and 15-time letterwinner, she received the school's Athlete of the Year with Honors award in 2005. Wenino was a Tulsa All-Tournament team member in 2004 and received the Fair Play Award in 2000 State Cup play.  She was first-team Centennial league as a senior and second-team as a junior and was named MVP for Smoky Hill as a senior.  In 2003, the team were the 2003 Centennial League Champions. Wenino also ran track (200-800m distances) and cross country as a member of the 2002, 2003 and 2004 5A state championship teams that finished second at nationals in 2004 in Portland, Oregon.  She was also a point guard on the school's basketball team that won the 2002 Centennial League Championship. [1]

Playing career[edit]


Chicago Red Stars (WPS)[edit]

In 2009, Wenino played for Chicago Red Stars in the WPS during its inaugural season. She made one appearance during a game against Saint Louis Athletica at Toyota Park for a total of 34 minutes played.[2][3]

SC Freiburg[edit]

in January 2010, Wenino played for SC Freiburg.[4] She played seven games with five starts for a total of 476 minutes, scoring one goal.[3]

Sky Blue FC[edit]

In January 2011, she signed with Sky Blue FC.[5][6] She made three appearances and scored one goal.[3]

Chicago Red Stars (NWSL)[edit]

In February 2013, Wenino joined Chicago Red Stars in the National Women's Soccer League.[7] Wenino started 17 games and appeared in 18 games in the 22-game season, usually playing defender on the right wing. She scored one goal and had one assist.[8]


  1. ^ "Michelle Wenino biography". Colorado University. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Soccer Star Michelle Wenino: Red Star Lone Ranger". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Michelle Wenino". Soccer Way. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wechselübersicht zur Winterpause". FanSoccer Das Frauenfußball-Magazin. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sky Blue FC adds Carrie Drew, Kristi Eveland, and Michelle Wenino to its roster". Capital Sports Report. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Defensive Trio Added to Sky Blue FC Roster". Our Sports Central. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Red Stars Add Fowlkes, Mautz, and Wenino". Chicago Red Stars. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.nwslsoccer.com/Stats/index_E.html, accessed 28 Dec 2013

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