|Full name||Kia McNeill|
|Date of birth||May 15, 1986|
|Place of birth||Avon, Connecticut, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|2004–2007||Boston College Eagles|
|2005||New England Mutiny|
|2007||Bay State Select|
|2009||Saint Louis Athletica||19||(0)|
|United States U-19|
|United States U-23|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Kia McNeill (born May 15, 1986) is a retired American professional soccer defender who most recently played for the Boston Breakers in the NWSL. She previously played for the Saint Louis Athletica, Philadelphia Independence, and the Atlanta Beat in the WPS and was a member of the United States U-23 women's national soccer team.
McNeill was born and grew up in Avon, Connecticut and attended Avon High School. At Avon, she helped lead the women's soccer team to three straight Class M State Championships and three undefeated seasons. She was named 2003 State Player of the Year in Connecticut and was a two-time NSCAA High School All-American. She also earned letters in basketball and track.
McNeill was a four-year starter and played in 86 consecutive games at Boston College. She was a forward for her first three seasons and switched her senior season to defender. As a team captain, McNeill was considered crucial to the Eagles defense as it was ranked sixth in the country in goals-against-average (0.475). She finished her career as the eighth all-time leading scorer at Boston with 61 career points. Her final collegiate statistics included 86 games played, 24 goals and 13 assists. McNeill was named Big East Rookie of the Year and earned All-Big East First Team selection honors. She was also named by Soccer Buzz Magazine as the Northeast Freshman of the Year.
St. Louis Athletica
McNeill was the ninth overall draft pick during the 2009 WPS Draft by the Saint Louis Athletica. During the 2009 WPS season, she appeared in 19 games for the Saint Louis Athletica, starting 17 times. She helped anchor a Saint Louis defense that allowed the second fewest goals in the WPS, the second least goals against average, and the second most shutouts.
Atlanta Beat (WPS)
Philadelphia Independence (WPS)
After the WPS suspended operations in early 2012, McNeill made a small stint with Leigh Ann Robinson, Yael Averbuch, and Omolyn Davis playing for WFC Rossiyanka. She made one appearance, starting and playing the full ninety minutes.
Boston Breakers (NWSL)
In February 2013, it was announced that McNeill had signed with the Boston Breakers for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League. She started 21 of the Breakers' 22 2013 regular-season games, but announced that she would miss the 2014 season in order to focus on school and coaching work.
McNeill appeared in two matches for the US U-23 Women's National Team in La Manga, Spain. She was previously part of the U-19 Women's national team player pool and scored four goals for the U-19 WNT at the World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Canada.
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- "Boston Breakers' Kia McNeill to Miss 2014 Season: Defender started all 21 games she appeared in last season". NSWL Soccer. March 21, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2015.