- U.S. National Team: U-17 WNT
- Position: Defender
- Date Of Birth: Sep. 27, 1995
- Height: 5-7
- Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colo.
- Club: Colorado Rush
U.S. National Teams: A member of the U.S. team that won the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Guatemala and qualified for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, she started all five games in the tournament and picked up two assists … She has started all 13 international games in which she’s played this year … Played with the U.S. U-15 GNT in 2010.
College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend UCLA in the fall of 2013 … Attends Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo. … Won the 5A state title with the Golden Eagles in 2011 … Was named an NSCAA All-American in 2011 … As a sophomore, she was First-Team All-League and Second-Team All-State … As a freshman, she was Second-Team All-League.
Club: Played from U-15 to present for the Colorado Rush Nike … From U-12 through U-14 she played for the Colorado Storm Royal … From U-8 through U-11, she played for Chivas … From U-4 through U-8, she played AYSO for the Powder Puff Girls … In 2011, she helped her club win the Colorado state title and was MVP of the championship game … She was also the Colorado Rush Player of the Year in 2011 … Helped the Rush win the Gothia Cup in Sweden in 2010 after winning the Manchester United Premier Cup in Portland as U-14s.
Personal: Full name is Gabrielle Elizabeth Miranda … Goes by Gabbi … Nicknames are also Elle, Ellie and G … She is named after famed beach volleyball player and model Gabrielle Reese … She is half Filipino … Has a wonderful singing voice, but is shy about singing in public … Has been a class representative in student leadership since 2010 … Has worked with the Link Crew at Mountain Vista, which helps incoming freshman during high school orientation … A member of the Eagle’s Nest Leadership Group which brings together students from different clubs and groups at her high school to discuss issues and problem solve … She loves to sing, read and write and also loves to boat, drive and ski … Lists her parents as her heroes … Her dad Rick was a member of the Junior Olympic volleyball team … Her mom Tracy was a competitive tennis player … Her brother Aidan, a special education student, is her biggest inspiration ... Three words that best describe her off the field are “compassionate, lively and modest” … Three words that best describe her on the field are “aggressive, clean and relentless” … Her motto is the Serenity Prayer … She played competitive club volleyball and still loves the game … Best present she ever received was her iPad … Favorite class is AP Language and Composition … Craziest ambition is to sing in front of a big crowd … Dream jobs would be a pediatric surgeon or an English professor … Favorite food is mom’s spaghetti and pasta in general … Favorite snack is a bagel with cream cheese … Doesn’t like seafood … Favorite soccer players are Megan Rapinoe, Dani Alves and Gerard Pique … Best part about being a soccer player is “playing a sport that is loved and celebrated worldwide” … Greatest soccer experience so far was winning the U-17 CONCACAF title and being selected for the World cup Team … Has a beagle mix named Blake … Enjoys the music of Imagine Dragons, Paramore, Blink-182, the Script and The Civil Wars … Favorite cereal is Apple Jacks … Favorite dessert is Crème Brulee and Tiramasu … Loves the smell of rain, fresh-baked cookies, the ocean and good cologne.