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Kristie Mewis
Kristen Mewis Training.jpg
Personal information
Full name Kristen Anne Mewis
Date of birth (1991-02-25) February 25, 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Weymouth, Massachusetts United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Winger/wing-Back
Club information
Current team
Houston Dash
Number 19
Youth career
SC Scorpions
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Boston College Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Canberra United FC 2 (2)
2013 FC Kansas City 20 (1)
2014–2016 Boston Breakers 51 (10)
2014Iga FC Kunoichi (loan) 7 (5)
2015–2016Bayern Munich (loan) 7 (1)
2017 Washington Spirit 14 (2)
2017 Chicago Red Stars 1 (1)
2017– Houston Dash 11 (2)
National team
2008 United States U17 16 (9)
2009–2010 United States U20 26 (6)
United States U23
2013 United States 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 7, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 10, 2014

Kristen Anne Mewis (born February 25, 1991) is an American professional soccer player. She plays for the Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League.

Early life[edit]

Mewis grew up in Hanson, Massachusetts, where she attended Whitman-Hanson Regional High School and played on the soccer team. She finished her high school career with 74 goals and 34 assists. She was a three-time NSCAA All-American, three-time All-New England and All-Massachusetts team honoree and a three-time Eastern Massachusetts Girls Soccer Association Div. 1 First-Team All-Star. In 2008, Mewis was named the NSCAA Youth Player of the Year and the US Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year. In 2009, she was named to the Parade All-America team.[1]

Mewis played for the Region 1 Olympic Development Program (ODP) team from 2003–2007. She played with her younger sister Sam at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[1][2]

Boston College, 2009–2012[edit]

As a freshman at Boston College, Mewis recorded five goals and six assists, and was second on the team in shots taken with 72, bettered only by fellow Eagle and United States U-17 teammate, Vicki DiMartino.[3] Mewis played and started in 23 games and tied for fourth on the team in scoring with five goals and six assists for 16 points. Mewis played midfield and filled in on defense due to injuries. She was named to the All-ACC Freshmen Team, the Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie team, and Soccer America All-Rookie team and earned NSCAA All-Southeast Region first team honors.[1]

During her sophomore year in 2010, Mewis started all 25 games on the season and led the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in shots with 101. She scored ten goals, ranking seventh in the ACC and second for Boston. She was first on the team in assists with 14; tied for the ACC lead. She tied for fifth in the ACC in points with 34. Mewis set a school record by recording a goal or assist in 11 consecutive games from August 29 to October tallying seven goals and eight assists during the run. She was awarded ACC Player of the Week and CollegeSoccer360 Team of the Week honors on October 4. Mewis was named New England Soccer News Player of the Year and was an All-ACC first team selection. She was a Hermann Trophy semifinalist and a member of Soccer America MVP's first team. Mewis received NSCAA All-American first team accolades and was named to Top Drawer Soccer's second team. She was also the NSCAA Player of the Week on September 29.[1]

In 2011, Mewis led the team in scoring eight goals and six assists for 22 points and was named the Offensive Team MVP. Starting and playing in 20 games during the season, Mewis logged 1,545 minutes of play while leading the team in shots with 81. She averaged 4.05 shots per game, ranking second in the ACC and was 11th in the ACC in points, with 22. Mewis was a NSCAA Division 1 All-America third team selection and earned NSCAA Southeast Regional first team honors. She was an all-ACC first team selection, was named to the Soccer America MVP second team, and was named to the Soccer America Preseason All-America list. Mewis was named to the Preseason Hermann Trophy Watch List and was a semifinalist for the award.[1]

During her senior year, Mewis finished the 2012 season with a career-high 16 goals, 12 assists for a career-high 44 points. She recorded nine multi-point games (three or more points) and had a goal or assist in 15 of 21 games this season. Mewis is the all-time leading scorer in the Boston College program with 116 total points. After opening the season with a nine-game scoring streak, second to her personal and program record of 11 games which she accomplished in 2010, she was named a Division 1 ECAC All-Star and Hermann Trophy Semifinalist. Mewis received NSCAA First Team All-America and All-Southeast Region honors and was named to the Team of the Season – Upperclassmen – first team. She was named to the All-ACC first team and College Sports Madness All-American first team. Mewis tallied her first career hat trick in a match against Harvard. The three goals made her the all-time leader in points at Boston College. She finished her career with 39 goals, 38 assists, nine game-winning goals and 21 multiple-point games. She was the second player in program history to register a goal in five straight games.[1]

Professional career[edit]


Canberra United FC, 2013[edit]

Mewis signed with the Australian W-League team Canberra United FC to finish the final two weeks of the 2012–13 season.[4][5][6][7] She made her first appearance for the club during a 5–0 win against the Western Sydney Wanderers FC on January 8 and scored the team's fifth goal in the 89th minute of the match.[8][9] Her second and final appearance occurred on January 12 when the team was defeated 5–1 by eventual regular season champions, Brisbane Roar FC. Mewis scored Canberra's only goal of the match in the 45th minute.[10] Canberra United finished fifth during the regular season with a 5–3–4 record.[11]

FC Kansas City, 2013[edit]

In January 2013, Mewis was drafted in the first round (third pick overall) of the 2013 NWSL College Draft to FC Kansas City for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League.[12][13][14] She was elevated to U.S. Soccer-subsidized status during the year.[15] She scored her first goal of the season in the 74th minute of the Blues' 3–2 win over Portland Thorns FC on May 8.[16] Mewis made 20 appearances for FC Kansas City during the regular season helping the team finish second in the standings with an 11–5–6 record.[17] The team advanced to the playoffs but were defeated 3–2 in the semifinals by Portland.[18][19]

Boston Breakers, 2014[edit]

In November 2013, FC Kansas City traded Mewis to Seattle Reign FC for Amy Rodriguez.[20] Of the trade, Reign FC coach, Laura Harvey said, "Kristie is a young, bright and talented player who we feel can benefit our long-term plan. She has proven that she can be a high-level player in this environment and we feel we have the structure to help push Kristie to the next level."[21] On November 18, 2013, she was traded alongside Michelle Betos and two 2015 NWSL College Draft picks to the Boston Breakers for Sydney Leroux.[22]

Iga FC Kunoichi, 2014[edit]

October 2014 Mewis signed a three-month contract with Iga FC Kunoichi of the Japanese Nadeshiko League first division. Wearing number 31 and playing as a forward, Mewis scored five goals in seven games, which included two braces. During matches in which she played, Iga FC compiled a record of 6–1.[23]

FC Bayern Munich, 2015[edit]

In August 2015, Mewis signed a one-year contract with Bayern Munich.[23]

Washington Spirit, 2016[edit]

In November 2016, Mewis was traded along with Kassey Kallman from the Boston Breakers to the Washington Spirit for Megan Oyster.[24]

Chicago Red Stars, 2017[edit]

On August 21, 2017, Mewis was traded to the Chicago Red Stars for their first round draft pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[25] In her first game for the Red Stars against her previous team, she scored a goal in the first half.[26]

Houston Dash, 2017[edit]

On August 30, 2017, about a week after being traded to the Chicago Red Stars, Mewis was traded to the Houston Dash for USWNT player Morgan Brian with additional, undisclosed future considerations going to Houston.[27]


Candlestick Park, October 2013

Mewis captained the inaugural United States U17 that was runner-up at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand, alongside North Carolina's Amber Brooks and Portland's Cloee Colohan. Her younger sister Samantha was also a member of that squad.[28] Over the course of the tournament, Mewis scored two goals and was the recipient of the Bronze Ball as the tournament's third-best player.[29]

On January 22, 2013, Mewis was called to the national training camp by head coach Tom Sermanni in preparation for a friendly match against Scotland ahead of the Algarve Cup.[30] She made her debut for the senior team on February 9, 2013 against Scotland and was placed on the roster for 2013 Algarve Cup.[31] Mewis scored the game-opening goal in the third minute of a friendly match against South Korea on June 15, 2013 near her hometown in Massachusetts.[32] The U.S. defeated South Korea 4–1.[33]

International goals[edit]

Date # Location Opponent Lineup Min Assist/pass Score Result Competition
1 2013-06-15[34] 1.1 United StatesFoxborough MA  Korea Republic Start 3 Sydney Leroux

5150.01005 1–0

5350.04005 4–1


Honors and awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Mewis is the older sister of UCLA[38] and United States women's national soccer team player Sam Mewis.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "College soccer's most talented sister act". ESPN. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "Kristen Mewis a game-changer for Boston College". ESPN. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  4. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (January 1, 2013). "Canberra signs Mewis for final two weeks". The Equalizer. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  5. ^ Wood, Ryan (January 4, 2013). "Down under, Mewis aims to stay on top of her game". Enterprise News. Archived from the original on November 11, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  6. ^ Wood, Ryan (January 2, 2013). "Kristie Mewis Heads to Canberra, Jane Ross Moves to Vittsjo, Ali Krieger Comes Home". Our Game Magazine. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Kristen Mewis". Soccer Way. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "Canberra United vs. Western Sydney Wanderers 5 – 0". Soccer Way. January 8, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Canberra United slams five past Western Sydney". Sydney Morning Herald. January 8, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Brisbane Roar vs. Canberra United 5 – 1". Soccer Way. January 11, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  11. ^ "2012/2013 W-League Regular Season". Soccer Way. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  12. ^ "NWSL Selects College Stars". ESPN. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  13. ^ "Eight Teams Make Selections at 2013 NWSL College Draft at NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis". US Soccer. Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  14. ^ "FC Kansas City boosts offense in draft". Kansas City Star. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  15. ^ Lauletta, Dan (August 23, 2013). "Kristie Mewis already subsidized by US Soccer". The Equalizer. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  16. ^ "Portland Thorns vs. Kansas City 2 – 3". Soccer Way. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  17. ^ "2013 NWSL Season". Soccer Way. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  18. ^ Lauletta, Dan (August 22, 2013). "FC Kansas City at sudden crossroads entering playoffs". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  19. ^ McDowell, Sam (August 24, 2013). "FC Kansas City falls to Portland 3–2 in NWSL semifinals". Kansas City Star. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  20. ^ sidereal (November 7, 2013). "Another Day Another Reign Deal: A-Rod for Mewis". SB Nation. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  21. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (November 7, 2013). "Kansas City sends Mewis to Seattle for Amy Rodriguez". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  22. ^ "Sydney Leroux heads back to Seattle after Reign swing trade with Boston Breakers". Sounder at Heart. November 18, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  23. ^ a b "Kristie Mewis Profile". Washington Spirit. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  24. ^ "Washington Spirit Acquires Kristie Mewis, Kassey Kallman, and No. 1 Spot in the Distribution Ranking Order from Boston Breakers". Washington Spirit. November 17, 2016. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  25. ^ Lauletta, Dan (August 21, 2017). "Red Stars acquire Kristie Mewis from Spirit for 1st round pick". The Equalizer. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  26. ^ Buckley, Caitlin (August 27, 2017). "Washington Spirit's NWSL playoff hopes extinguished after 2–1 loss to Chicago Red Stars". Black and Red United. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  27. ^ Roepken, Corey (August 30, 2017). "Dash trade Morgan Brian to Chicago for Kristie Mewis". Chron. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  28. ^ "Kristie Mewis and Amy Caldwell team up to BC soccer's advantage". December 6, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  29. ^ "2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Awards". FIFA. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  30. ^ "Sermanni Names 29-Player Training Camp Roster for First Matches of 2013". U.S.Soccer. January 22, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  31. ^ "Sermanni Names 23-Player Roster For 2013 Algarve Cup". U.S.Soccer. February 21, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  32. ^ Kaplan, Emily (June 15, 2013). "An emotional Kristie Mewis scores for US women in win over South Korea". Boston Globe. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  33. ^ Drot, Kareen (June 15, 2013). "USA vs South Korea: Final Score 4–1, Kristie Mewis scores in front of her hometown". SB Nation. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  34. ^ "U.S. WNT Defeats Korea Republic 4–1 in Foxborough, Mass". U.S.Soccer. June 15, 2013. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014.
  35. ^ VIDEO: Kristie Mewis, 2008 Young Female Athlete of the Year, US Soccer.
  36. ^ Kristen Mewis player profile, Boston College Athletics.
  37. ^ ENTERPRISE ALL-SCHOLASTICS: Girls indoor track,, April 16, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  38. ^ Sam Mewis Retrieved August 23, 2017.

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