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 … Started all five games during qualifying in Guatemala and played every minute of the tournament, one of three players to do so … Enters the Women’s World Cup with 18 caps at the U-17 level, tied for second on the team … Has played the fourth-most international minutes this year with 1,003 … Played in 13 international matches this year, starting 12 … Played for the U.S. U-15 GNT in 2010 and attended the U.S. Soccer U-14 I.D. Camp in 2009.
Personal: Full name is Miranda Alexis Freeman … Goes by Mandy … A member of the National Art Honor Society as a freshman and sophomore … Was in the Art Club as a freshman and sophomore … Has painted two murals – one of Dr. Seuss and one of the Magic School Bus -- in the library of an elementary school … Ran track as a freshman and was the team MVP and as a sophomore was MVP and team captain … Ran the 100M, the 200M, the 4 x 400 and did the long jump … Enjoys photography, drawing and painting … Both of her sisters got college scholarships for soccer, Ashley (who is now a dentist) to the University of Florida and Tiara to South Alabama … Her mom, Hazel, ran track and went to law school at Rutgers University … The three words that best describe her off the field are “clumsy, funny and awkward” … The three words that best describe her on the field are “aggressive, calm and fast” … Few people know that she is a professional face-painter … Favorite class is AP Art Portfolio … Craziest ambition is to cave dive … Favorite food is steak … Favorite snack is Double-Stuffed Oreos … Favorite soccer players are Christie Rampone and Lionel Messi … Says the best thing about being a soccer player is the travel to amazing places … Lists greatest soccer moment as listening to the National Anthem before the first game of World Cup qualifying … Has a dog name Paco who is a miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix … Favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch … Favorite dessert is cheesecake … Favorite smells are the ocean and the air after it rains.
College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend USC in the fall of 2013 … Attends Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Fla. … As a junior she was team MVP, First-Team All-County and First-Team All-State … An NSCAA All-American … As a sophomore, she was Team MVP and First-Team All-County.
Club: Played up two years in U-17s and U-18s while playing for Coral Springs United … From U-12 through U-17 she played for Team Boca … From U-9 through U-11 she played up three years for Boca United … Was one of the youngest players on her club, and as the majority have left for college, she will be guesting for clubs and training with boys this year.