Sam Mewis

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Sam Mewis
Sam Mewis Playing for the Pali Blues in 2013.jpg
Mewis playing with the Pali Blues
Personal information
Full name Samantha June Mewis
Date of birth (1992-10-09) October 9, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Weymouth, Massachusetts[1]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
UCLA Bruins
Number 22
Youth career
2005–2010 Scorpions SC
2007–2010 Whitman Hanson Regional
2011–2014 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Pali Blues 10 (1)
2014 Boston Breakers College Academy 6 (4)
National team
2008 United States U-17 13 (8)
2010–2012 United States U-20 33 (8)
2013– United States U-23 3 (1)
2014– United States 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 December 2014

Samantha "Sam" Mewis (born October 9, 1992) is an American soccer player. She plays as a midfielder for the UCLA Bruins and the United States women's national soccer team[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts to Robert and Melissa Mewis,[1] Samantha grew up in Hanson, Massachusetts where she attended Whitman-Hanson Regional High School and played on the soccer team, tallying 77 goals and 34 assists during her time there.[3] She grew up with her older sister Kristie, playing soccer for numerous youth teams, including club team, Scorpions FC, as well as the under-17 and under-20 United States national teams.[4][5][6] Mewis earned Parade All-American honors twice during her high school years and was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America national player of the year in 2010.[7] In 2011, she was named Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the second time after receiving the accolade previously for 2009-10.[8][9] The same year, she was named ESPN RISE All-American after scoring 30 goals and serving 8 assists during her senior year.[10]

Playing career[edit]

Collegiate[edit]

UCLA Bruins[edit]

In her freshman year, Mewis was second on the team in scoring with six goals and seven assists, only bested by current United States women's national soccer team member Sydney Leroux and was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. Due to national team commitments, Sam missed the first six games of her sophomore season, but finished the year with 3 goals and 3 assists in 16 games.[1] In her junior year, Mewis helped UCLA win the Pac-12 championship on the way to its first NCAA Championship.[2] In December 2014, she was named the winner of the 2015 Honda Award for soccer by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA).[11]

Club[edit]

In 2013, Mewis signed with the Pali Blues in the W-League.[12] The team won the western conference title[13] as well as the national championship in July 2013.[14]

International[edit]

Mewis was a member of the United States under-17 team that was runner-up at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand. As her sister Kristie was also a member of the team, they were the first sisters to represent the United States at a Women's World Cup. They also played together at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[15] At the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, Mewis helped the team win the championship after defeating Germany 1–0 in the final.[16]

On January 24, 2014, Mewis was named for the first time to the senior national team roster for friendlies against Canada and Russia.[17][18] She made her debut for the team at the 2014 Algarve Cup during the team's second match of the tournament and 1–0 loss to Sweden.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Mewis' sister Kristie, plays for the United States women's national soccer team and professionally for the Boston Breakers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sam Mewis Biography". UCLA Athletics. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  2. ^ a b "UCLA's Mewis gets first call-up". Soccer America. 2014-01-24. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Samantha Mewis steps up on offense at UCLA". Boston Globe. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  4. ^ "College soccer's most talented sister act". ESPN. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mewis sisters offer glimpse into future for US soccer". Boston Globe. 2012-08-12. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Women's National Soccer Team summons Mewis sisters of Hanson". The Enterprise. 2014-01-24. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  7. ^ Janes, Chelsea (August 18, 2011). "Mewis sisters ready for big seasons at Boston College, UCLA". USA Today. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "W-H's Mewis is Gatorade Player of the Year". ESPN. February 10, 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Barboza, Scott (October 20, 2010). "Mewis: The bite behind No. 1 W-H". ESPN. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "McCaffrey, Mewis are ESPN RISE All-Americans". ESPN. January 31, 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "UCLA's Sam Mewis Named 2015 Honda Award Winner for Soccer". UCLA. December 18, 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Pali Announces First 4 Signings". United Soccer Leagues. January 31, 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Pali Wins Western Conference Championship". Pali Blues. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Blues Claim W-League Championship". Pali Blues. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Samantha Mewis - U.S. Soccer". US Soccer. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  16. ^ "U-20 WNT Crowned 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Champions with 1–0 Victory in Tokyo, Japan". US Soccer. 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  17. ^ "Sermanni Names U.S. WNT Roster for Matches Against Canada and Russia". US Soccer. 2014-01-24. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  18. ^ Hays, Graham (January 31, 2014). "SIBLINGS ADD SPARK TO U.S. SOCCER TEAM". ESPN. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  19. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (March 7, 2014). "Schelin, Sweden end US’ 43-game unbeaten run". The Equalizer. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 

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