U.S. Soccer
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Katie Naughton

Defender Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-10

  • Hometown

    Arlington Heights, Ill.

  • Club

    Sockers FC

The oldest player on the roster (by 10 days), she played a key role in helping the USA to the championship of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in the Cayman Islands, and a berth to Canada, starting all five matches and playing all but 45 minutes of the tournament … Started with the U-20 WNT during the first camp of cycle at the beginning of 2013… Earned her first caps at the U-20 level at the 12 Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain in 2013 … Played for the U.S. U-18s in 2011 and with the U.S. U-17s in 2010 … Started all four matches for U-17s at 2010 U-16 Nordic Cup in Denmark (USA won title, outscoring its four opponents by a combined 13-1 margin) … Finished her U-17 international career with 13 caps and one goal … A part of the U.S. U-15 GNT program in 2009 … Attended the U.S. Soccer U-14 I.D. Camp in 2008.
As sophomore at Notre Dame, she started all 22 matches and played the second most minutes on the team for a field player (1922) … Was a tri-captain for the Irish … Scored two goals with one assist … As a freshman at Notre Dame in 2013, she started 23 games and ranked second on the team and tops among freshmen in minutes played (2,109), missing just 16 total minutes all season (she did not play vs. Santa Clara due to injury) ... Played the entire match 21 times and went the distance in team's final 10 matches, including all six playoff games … Part of young Irish defense (featuring four freshmen in the rotation, plus rookie goalkeeper) that crafted 10 shutouts and 0.73 goals-against average ... Also scored three goals with one assist ... Scored her first career goal at home against Cincinnati … Also found back of net on Senior Night against Seton Hall (5-1), scoring what proved to be match-winning goal in 24th minute ... Sparked a come-from-behind victory in NCAA Championship opener vs. Milwaukee, burying goal with 1:09 left in first half ... Earned her first career assist on Cari Roccaro's tying goal in 59th minute of NCAA second-round win over #10 Wake Forest (2-1) … Graduated from Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove Village, Ill.,  and was a four-year starter, registering career totals of 10 goals and 30 assists despite playing almost exclusively at defensive ... Was team captain all four seasons of high school ... Led the defense to 22 shutouts in final three seasons ... She was the runner-up for Illinois Gatorade High School Player of the Year in 2010 ... A three-time Chicago Tribune All-State selection (Second-Team in 2010 and 2012 and First-Team in 2011) ... A four-time Northwest All-Area Team selection (2009-12) ... Mid-Suburban League East Division Player of the Year (2012) ... A four-time all-conference pick (2009-12).
Was part of Sockers FC Chicago club program from 2006-2012 … A two-time NSCAA Youth All-American (2010, 2011) ... Won two State Cup titles with the Sockers at U-16 and U-18 … Also won a USYS Regional title.
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