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 28)[2]
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico[3]
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder, striker
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2004–2008 MVLA Mercury
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Stanford Cardinal 102 (31)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 California Storm
2012–2013 ADO Den Haag 15 (3)
2013 Seattle Reign FC 11 (1)
2013 FC Kansas City 7 (0)
2014 Houston Dash 10 (3)
2016 California Storm
2016–2017 FC Kibi International University Charme
2018– Valur 5 (0)
National team
2005–2007 United States U-17
2008 United States U-18
2007–2010 United States U-20 26 (5)
2010– Mexico 40[4] (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:54, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Teresa Noyola Bayardo (born April 15, 1990) is a Mexican[4] footballer who plays for Icelandic club Valur[5] and for the Mexico national team. She previously played for the Houston Dash, FC Kansas City, and Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League. She also holds American citizenship. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Hermann Trophy award.

Early life[edit]

Born in Mexico City, Mexico to Pedro Noyola and Bárbara Bayardo, Teresa was introduced to the game of soccer at an early age by her father who played . Her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in California at age three.[6] Noyola attended Palo Alto High School located across the street from Stanford University, where she would eventually attend college. 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.[7]

Stanford University, 2008–2011[edit]

Noyola attended Stanford University majoring in math and computational science. Her parents had also attended Stanford for their graduate-level education.[6] 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.[8]

In 2011, she was named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the College Cup's Most Outstanding Offensive Player. The same year, she became the third consecutive Stanford student to be awarded the Hermann Trophy, following Kelley O'Hara in 2009 and Christen Press in 2010. The last incidence of a three consecutive school award streak was the University of North Carolina with Kristine Lilly in 1991, Mia Hamm in 1992 and 1993, and Tisha Venturini in 1994.[7] Noyola finished her career at Stanford with a total of 31 goals and 40 assists and 102 caps.[7]

Club Career[edit]

ADO Den Haag, 2012–2013[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.[9]

Seattle Reign FC and FC Kansas City, 2013[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.[10][11] 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.[12][13] 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.

On July 1, 2013, it was announced that Noyola had been traded to FC Kansas City for Renae Cuellar.[14] She made seven appearances for the club during the 2013 season. Kansas City finished second during the regular season advancing to the playoffs, however they were eliminated in the semifinal match against eventual champions Portland Thorns after being defeated 3–2 in overtime.[15]

Houston Dash, 2014[edit]

In January 2014, Noyola was allocated to expansion team Houston Dash for the 2014 season via changes to the NWSL Player Allocation.[16] She scored two goals against the Boston Breakers on April 20 leading to the team's first win in the expansion team's history.[17] She was subsequently named NWSL Player of the Week for week 2 of the 2014 season.[18] The Dash finished their first season in last place with a 5–3–16 record.[19] Noyola made ten appearances for the club and scored three goals.[20] In January 2015, it was announced that Noyola would not be joining the Dash for the 2015 season.[21]

International Career[edit]

Noyola played for the United States national team programs from the age of 14 to 20. As a young teenager, she was moved up to U-16 team. At age 17, she began playing for the United States women's national under-20 soccer team. In 2010, at age 20, she joined the Mexico women's national football team, and will not be allowed to play again for the United States.[7]

Noyola was part of Mexico's squad at the 2011 and 2015 World Cup. [22]

Personal life[edit]

Besides playing soccer, Noyola loves playing the drums. Her nickname is "T." [7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Players — 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Las Mediocampistas de la Selección Femenil que Participarán en la Copa Mundial de Canadá 2015". Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación, A.C. (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b Teresa NoyolaFIFA competition record (archive)
  5. ^ Teresa Noyola at TheFinalBall.com
  6. ^ a b "PALY POWERHOUSE". The San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2011-12-14.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Teresa Noyola". Stanford University. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Stanford women's soccer: Noyola, Taylor up for Hermann Trophy". San Francisco Chronicle.
  9. ^ "Teresa Noyola to join Reign FC three months earlier than anticipated". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  10. ^ "New Reign midfielder Noyola scored 2011 overtime winner in Seattle". The State of Soccer in Washington. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  11. ^ Bell, Jack (11 January 2013). "New Women's League Allocates Players". New York Times. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Spirit defeats Reign for first victory, 4–2". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  13. ^ "NWSL: Early lead not enough for Seattle Reign as Washington Spirit win 4–2". Soccer Wire. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Cuellar / Noyola Trade". Seattle Reign FC. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  15. ^ "NWSL Semifinal Recap | Portland Thorns FC 3, FC Kansas City 2 (OT)". Portland Thorns. August 24, 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Houston Dash receive Whitney Engen, Teresa Noyola and Melissa Tancredi as allocated players". Houston Dash. January 13, 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  17. ^ Gordon, Jennifer (April 20, 2014). "Noyola leads comeback for Dash's first-ever win". The Equalizer. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  18. ^ "Dash's Teresa Noyola Voted NWSL Player of the Week". National Women's Soccer League. April 22, 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  19. ^ "2013 NWSL". Soccer Way. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  20. ^ "Teresa Noyola". Soccer Way. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  21. ^ Kaiser, Hal. "Houston Dash part ways with Kaylyn Kyle and Teresa Noyola". Orange in the Oven. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  22. ^ "Red, White And Green: Dual Citizens Suit Up For Mexico's National Team". June 6, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2018.

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