Denise Boyer-Merdich

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Denise Boyer-Merdich
Personal information
Birth name Denise Boyer
Place of birth United States
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[1]
Playing position Right winger[2]
Youth career
Tacoma Cozars
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1984 Puget Sound Loggers
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 United States 7 (1)

Denise Boyer-Merdich is an American former soccer player who played as a right winger, making seven appearances for the United States women's national team.


Boyer-Merdich made her international debut for the United States in the team's inaugural match on August 18, 1985 in a friendly match against Italy. In total, she made seven appearances for the U.S. and scored one goal, earning her final cap on July 11, 1987 in a friendly match against Norway.[3]

Career statistics[edit]


United States[3]
Year Apps Goals
1985 4 0
1987 3 1
Total 7 1

International goals[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1 July 7, 1987 Blaine, Minnesota, United States  Canada 4–2 Friendly


  1. ^ Groggel, Greg (2015). "What We Do: Denise Boyer Merdich '84 – Member of the first U.S. Soccer Women's National Team" (PDF). Arches. Vol. Spring 2015. University of Puget Sound. p. 27. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "U.S. WNT Flashback – 20th Anniversary of First-Ever Match: Denise Boyer". United States Soccer Federation. Archived from the original on July 4, 2006. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "2019 U.S. Women's National Team Media Guide" (PDF). United States Soccer Federation. 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.