U.S. Soccer
Sophia Smith
U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team

Sophia Smith

Forward Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-5

  • Hometown

    Windsor, Colo.

  • Club

    Real Colorado

U.S. National Teams: A member of the U.S. team at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Grenada, she played in all five matches, starting two, in helping the USA to the regional title and a berth to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … At CONCACAF qualifying, she had one goal and led the team with four assists including setting up Civana Kuhlmann’s game-winner in the 2-1 championship game victory against Mexico … Has 16 U-17 caps and three goals heading into the World Cup, while playing 525 minutes this year with seven starts in 14 matches … Has been a consistent call-up for the U-17s over 2016 … Played for the U.S. U-16s and U-17s in 2015 and for the U.S. U-15s in 2014 … Was at camps with the U.S. U-14 GNT in 2013.

College / High School: Has committed to attend Stanford University in the fall of 2018 … Attends Fossil Ridge High School … Played for the Sabercats as a freshman, earning First-Team All-Conference while scoring 10 goals with four assists in just eight games, but did not play as a sophomore … Lettered in varsity basketball as a freshman.

Club: Has played from U-14 to present with Real Colorado … Played U-11 through U-13 with Arsenal Colorado … Played U-6 through U-10 with the Timnath Twisters … Started playing co-ed soccer at U-5 with the Crabbie Patties … Won the U-12 Colorado State Cup with Arsenal Colorado in 2012 and the U-13 Colorado State Cup in 2013 … Helped Real Colorado to runner-up finishes in the ECNL National Championship as U-14s in 2014 and U-16s in 2016, as well as fourth-place finish in as U-15s in 2015.

Personal: Full name is Sophia Olivia Smith … Nicknames are Soph or Sophie … Enjoys hanging with her friends, shopping, going to movies, hiking (she is from Colorado), boating and basically all sports …She also really likes Pintrest, and enjoys cleaning and organizing … Also enjoys photography … She has two older sisters who attend college at the University of Northern Colorado, where one plays basketball and the other is studying to be a teacher … Her dad played college basketball at Wyoming and runs a basketball training academy … Mom makes jewelry and attends any sport her daughters are playing … Three words that describe her off the field: “competitive, energetic and kind-hearted” … Three words that describe her on the field: “determined, relentless, competitive” … Best present she ever received was 22 soccer balls and a bag carrier with her name on it … Her motto is: “I was better than I was yesterday, but not as good as I will be tomorrow” … Is terrified of bees … Favorite classes are English and Math … Her craziest ambition is to be an Olympic gymnast … Her dream jobs would be a professional soccer player, a travel journalist or anything to do with working with animals … Her favorite foods are hot wings and Chinese … Strawberries and Nutella are her favorite snack … Her favorite women’s soccer players are Tobin Heath and Marta and her favorite men’s player is Lionel Messi … Her biggest athletic inspiration is 2016 U.S. Women’s Soccer Olympian Mallory Pugh, who is also from Highlands Ranch, Colo. … Says the best part about playing soccer is getting to see the world and representing her country … List her greatest soccer moment as getting the game-winning assists against Mexico in the CONCACAF Championship Game in Grenada … Has a Shitzu dog named Lucky, a lop-eared bunny named Bella and a Sugar Glider named Rango … Favorite TV shows are One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and Keeping up with the Kardashians … Favorite musical artists are Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and Sam Smith … Favorite desert is Crème brulée.

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