U.S. Soccer
Emily Smith
U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team

Emily Smith

Defender Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-7

  • Hometown

    Los Gatos, Calif.

  • Club

    De Anza Force

U.S. National Teams: Started getting call-ups to the U-17 Women’s National Team in 2015 … A member of the U.S. team at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Grenada, she played in one match, going all 90 minutes, as the USA won the regional title and earned a berth to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Has six U-17 caps and one goal heading into the World Cup, all earned in 2016 while playing 304 minutes … Scored her first international goal at the U-17 level against Brazil in a 1-1 on Aug. 12 in Holland, Mich.

College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend UC Berkeley in the fall of 2017 … Attends Leigh High School in San Jose, Calif. … Helped the Longhorns to three consecutive league titles and a Central Coast Section runner-up finish during her sophomore year … As a junior, she was the Blossom Valley Athletic League MVP, the captain of the team and was named to the All-Mercury News First-Team … As a sophomore, she was a BVAL First-Team selection, All-Mercury News Second-Team and the Sophomore Player of the Year … As a freshman, she was BVAL First-Team and All-Mercury News Honorable Mention … Scored 25 goals with 19 assists over her sophomore and junior seasons … Ran track as a freshman and was CIF Central Coast Section finalist in the 1600 meters, finishing 6th, and was 7th in the 800 meters … She was the league champion in the 800m, 1600 m and high jump.

Club: Played U-11 to present with the De Anza Force … Played U-6 to U-10 with Los Gatos United … Helped De Anza to a runner-up finish at the U-17 ECNL Nationals and the NorCal State Cup title … As U-16s, she helped De Anza finished third at ECNL Nationals.

Personal: Full name is Emily Ann Smith … Nicknames are Em or Emmy … Her mom Cindy was All-CIF Southern Section in basketball and softball and set the single season home run record in 1987 … Her father Greg was All-Valley and All-League in basketball, broke a high school record in the high jump and was his school’s athlete of the year in 1984 … Brother Connor plays varsity basketball and volleyball for Leigh … Brother Cooper is in 4th grade and plays basketball, baseball and swims … Her aunt, Sheri Smith Manzo, was an All-American swimmer at UCLA from 1987-1991 … Enjoys rock climbing, watching the Olympics and NBA basketball … In her spare time, she likes to hang with friends, listen to music, go shopping and watch Netflix … In 2016, she is a member of the National Hispanic Recognition Program … As a sophomore, junior and senior, she is a member of the National Honor Society … Member of Club Water that raises money to provide clean water to poor areas of Africa … Three words that describe her off the field: “easy-going, shy and social” … Three words that describe her on the field: “motivated, competitive, creative” … In a high school track meet, she once ran the 800 m, the 1600, and the 3200 m and then right after those three races competed in the high jump … Her favorite food is fettucine alfredo with shrimp … Loves mac and cheese … Doesn’t eat seafood, except shrimp … Her favorite women’s soccer player is Julie Johnston and her favorite men’s player is Lionel Messi … Her biggest athletic inspiration is Stephen Curry … Says best thing about being a soccer player is “all the places soccer takes me” … Has a golden retriever named Sammy … Favorite TV shows are The Bachelor, Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill and Dance Man … Some of her favorite musical artists are Drake, Rhianna and Selena Gomez … Favorite dessert is ice cream.

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