Levin defends against a Tyreso player during the 2013 Svenska Supercupen on April 1, 2013
|Full name||Camille Tayla Levin|
|Date of birth||April 24, 1990|
|Place of birth||Newport Coast, California, U.S.|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|Slammers FC '89|
|2013–2014||Western Sydney Wanderers||4||(0)|
|2014–2015||Sky Blue FC||42||(0)|
|2009||United States U-20||4||(0)|
|2012–2013||United States U-23||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 18, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 24, 2014
Camille "Cami" Levin (born April 24, 1990) is a professional soccer defender. She currently plays for Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League and in 2013 was the captain of the United States U-23 women's national soccer team.
Levin was born in California to parents, Desmond and Diane Levin, both from South Africa. She has two younger siblings, Jay and Savannah, who currently plays for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in the Damallsvenskan. She attended Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School in Irvine, California where she played on a co-ed team for at least one season and was named to the NSCAA All-America team in 2006 and 2007. With the Cal South Olympic Development Program (ODP) '90 state team, Levin won the ODP national championship in 2006 as well as three regional titles. Starting from age nine through her high school years, she played club soccer for Slammers FC '89 and helped the team win three Cal South State Cups, a United States Youth Soccer Association regional championship, and two U.S. club national tournaments.
Levin attended Stanford University where she played for the Stanford Cardinal from 2008 to 2011. She finished her collegiate career with 12 goals and 22 assists having played multiple positions during her tenure. During her freshman season, she served her first career assist during a match against UNC-Greensboro after dribbling the ball up the midfield and passing to Christen Press who scored the game-winning goal. She scored her first goal in the 64th minute of a match against Yale off a corner kick play from Teresa Noyola and Christen Press. Levin's goal lifted the score to 3–1 with Stanford eventually winning 4–1. She was subsequently named the Santa Clara/adidas Classic Tournament most valuable player (MVP) and to Soccer America's team of the week.
During her sophomore season in 2009, Levin was on the starting lineup for the Cardinal during 5 of the 22 matches in which she played and was named an All-Pac-10 honorable mention. During her third season with the Cardinal, Levin was a starter in every match and played several different positions. She played as an outside left back in the first several games and then became a starting forward for most of the season. For two rounds of the NCAA tournament, she switched to central defense to fill in for an injured teammate. Playing as an attacking midfielder during the NCAA semifinals, she scored against Boston College in the 48th minute helping lift Stanford to the finals. Of her performance, Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe said, "Levin is an incredible player. I'm so happy for today to get that big-time goal, and she deserves it. She is a player that can be one of our best forwards, one of our best forwards and one of our best backs. Wherever we need her in a given game, she's willing to go in there and make a big difference." Levin's 11 assists during her junior season tied for 20th in the nation with six of the assists occurring during consecutive matches. She was named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team and received her second All-Pac-10 honorable mention the same year.
During her final season with the Cardinal, Levin set up the game-winning goal of the 2011 NCAA College Cup final to secure Stanford's first ever NCAA championship title. Finishing her collegiate career as a highly decorated player, Levin was named to the NSCAA first-team All-America, Soccer America's MVPs first team and the NSCAA All-Pacific Region first team. She was also named to the All-Pac-12 first team as well as the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team. At the 2012 ESPN ESPY Awards program, Levin accepted the Capital One Cup on behalf of the Stanford women's athletic program, which was awarded the cup as the top women's Division I athletic program.
Pali Blues, 2012
In 2012, Levin was first pick (fourth overall) by Sky Blue FC during the 2012 WPS Draft; however, the league suspended operations before the season began. Levin signed with Pali Blues in the W-League for the 2012 season and helped the team reach the league's championship game, in which it lost on penalty kicks to the Ottawa Fury.
Göteborg FC, 2012–13
In 2012, Levin signed with Swedish side, Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in the Damallsvenskan, the top division of women's soccer in Sweden. She made nine appearances for the club helping clinch the Svenska Cupen. She returned to the squad in April 2013 and helped Göteborg defeat 2012 Damallsvenskan champions, Tyresö FF to clinch the Svenska Supercupen playing defense every minute of the match.
Western Sydney Wanderers, 2013–14
On November 30, 2013 it was announced that Levin had signed for the Western Sydney Wanderers for the remainder of the 2013–14 W-League (Australia) season. She made four appearances for the club helping the team to two shutout wins against the Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory. The Wanderers finished seventh during the 2013–14 season with a 2–3–7 record.
Sky Blue FC, 2014
Levin has represented the United States on various youth national teams. As a teenager, she played for the under-16, under-17, and under-18 U.S. national teams. Her first experience with a junior national team came after being invited to the under-14 training camp. She played for the U.S. under-20 team during the 10 Nations Tournament as well as in matches against France and Germany during a European tour.
In 2012, Levin was a member of the under-23 women's national soccer team and helped the squad defeat Norway 5–0 to win the Four Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. In March 2013, she won the Four Nations Tournament with the U.S. under-23 team for a second time after defeating England 2–1. Levin served the assist on the United States' first goal of the match.
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