Teresa Noyola

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Teresa Noyola
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Personal information
Full name Teresa Noyola Bayardo[1]
Date of birth (1990-04-15) 15 April 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, striker
Club information
Current team
Houston Dash
Number 10
Youth career
2004–2008 MVLA Mercury
2008–2011 Stanford Cardinal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 California Storm
2012–2013 ADO Den Haag 16 (3)
2013 Seattle Reign FC 10 (1)
2013 FC Kansas City 7 (0)
2014– Houston Dash 10 (3)
National team
2005–2007 United States U-17
2008 United States U-18
2007–2010 United States U-20 26 (5)
2010 Mexico 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 April 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Noyola and the second or maternal family name is Bayardo.

Teresa Noyola Bayardo (born April 15, 1990) is a Mexican-American soccer player for Houston Dash and the Mexican national team. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Hermann Trophy award for her play at Stanford University women's soccer team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Mexico City, Mexico to Pedro Noyola and Barbara Bayardo, Teresa was captivated by the game of soccer at the early age of two, when she watched her father play in an college alumni match. Her family moved to the Bay Area in California when she was three years old.[2] Teresa went to Palo Alto High School (also known as PALY) located across the street from Stanford University, where she would eventually attend college. A dedicated student, she earned a high school GPA over 4.0 and was named the National Youth Club Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, as well as National Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Stanford University[edit]

Noyola attended Stanford University majoring in math and computational science. Her parents had also attended Stanford for their graduate-level education. Her mother earned a degree in education and now teaches Social Studies and English at a middle school in the Mountain View Whisman School District. Her father received a degree in applied math, economics, and engineering and is now a partner with a business firm.[2]

During her senior year, Noyola scored nine goals and provided 15 assists. She also scored the winning and only goal against Duke in the national finals. During her four seasons playing for Stanford, she was a major component in helping the team earn a 95-4-4 record, including 53-0-1 at home.[3]

In 2011, she was named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the 2011 College Cup's Most Outstanding Offensive Player. She was also awarded the 2011 Hermann Trophy and was the third consecutive Stanford player to win, following Kelley O'Hara in 2009 and Christen Press in 2010. The last school to have three consecutive winners was the University of North Carolina with Kristine Lilly in 1991, Mia Hamm in 1992 and 1993, and Tisha Venturini in 1994.[4] Noyola finished her career at Stanford with a total of 31 goals and 40 assists and 102 caps.[4]

Playing career[edit]


ADO Den Haag[edit]

Noyola signed with Dutch side, ADO Den Haag for the 2012-2013 season. She made 15 appearances for the club, scoring three goals, before being released early to join the National Women's Soccer League in the United States.[5]

Seattle Reign FC[edit]

In 2013, she joined Seattle Reign FC as part of the NWSL Player Allocation for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League.[6][7] Noyola scored her first goal for the Reign during a match against the Washington Spirit on May 16, 2013. After a solid cross from Christine Nairn, Noyola headed it in between two defenders and past the Spirit goalkeeper.[8][9] Noyola made 11 appearances for the Reign with eight starts. She scored one goal and served one assist before being traded mid-season to FC Kansas City.

FC Kansas City[edit]

On July 1, 2013, it was announced that Noyola had been traded to FC Kansas City in exchange for Renae Cuellar.[10]


Noyola played for the United States national team programs from the age of 14 to 20. As a young teenager, her gameplay was considered more advanced than players her age, and she was subsequently moved up to U-16 team. At the age of 17, she began playing for the United States women's national under-20 soccer team.

In 2010, at the age of 20, she joined the Mexico women's national football team, and will not be allowed to play again for the United States.[4]

It is not surprising that one of Noyola's role models is Marta, considering they are very similar in their footwork, how they see the game, and even their stature.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Besides playing soccer, Noyola loves playing the drums and learning. Her nickname is "T." [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Players — 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "PALY POWERHOUSE". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  3. ^ "Stanford women's soccer: Noyola, Taylor up for Hermann Trophy". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Teresa Noyola". Stanford University. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Teresa Noyola to join Reign FC three months earlier than anticipated". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "New Reign midfielder Noyola scored 2011 overtime winner in Seattle". The State of Soccer in Washington. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Bell, Jack (11 January 2013). "New Women’s League Allocates Players". New York Times. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Spirit defeats Reign for first victory, 4-2". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "NWSL: Early lead not enough for Seattle Reign as Washington Spirit win 4-2". Soccer Wire. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cuellar / Noyola Trade". Seattle Reign FC. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 

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