U.S. Soccer
Kate Wiesner
U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team

Kate Wiesner

Defender Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-7

  • Hometown

    Monrovia, Calif.

  • Club

    Slammers FC

U.S. National Teams: A member of the U.S. team at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Grenada, she played 367 minutes over all five matches, starting four, in helping the USA to the regional title and a berth to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Has 12 U-17 caps heading into the World Cup, all earned in 2016 while playing 811 minutes with nine starts … Played for the U.S. U-15s in 2015 before being called up to the U-17s … The natural left-footer is the oldest of four 2001s to make the World Cup roster.

College / High School: Has committed to attend Penn State University in the fall of 2019 … Attends Monrovia High School in Monrovia, Calif., but does not play high school soccer.

Club: Has played from U-14 to present for Slammers FC out of Newport Beach, Calif. … Played U-8 through U-13 for Legends FC …  Helped the Slammers win the U-14 ECNL National Championship in 2015 and the U-15s win the title in 2016.

Personal: Full name is Kate McGuire Wiesner … She was named after her great grandmother … Nickname is Weezy … Enjoys hiking, rock climbing and U.S. history … A member of the Math and Science Academy as a freshman and sophomore and had the top academic ranking in her freshman class with a 4.2 GPA … Her dad Scott played college soccer at Humboldt State… Her mom Mary ran track and swam in high school … Three words that describe her off the field: “humble, thoughtful and passionate” … Three words that describe her on the field: “competitive, tenacious, resilient” … Holds the Southern California age group long jump record with a leap of 14’6” at age 11 … Her motto is: “be kind, work hard, never give up” … The best present she ever received was a soccer jersey with her name on it when she was six … One of the toughest things she had to overcome was not making her ODP team and to keep training hard … Her favorite class is history … Her craziest ambition is to one day write a book … Her dream job would be to play for the U.S. Women’s National Team … Her favorite foods are flatbread pizza or grilled artichokes … Her favorite snack is potato chips and onion dip … Her favorite women’s soccer player is Tobin Heath and her favorite men’s player is Antoine Griezmann … List her biggest athletic inspirations as her teammates … Says the best part about being a soccer player is “getting to travel the world with my best friends” … Some of her favorite musical artists are One Republic, The Fray, Gavin DeGraw and X Ambassadors … Favorite desert is Bundt cake.

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