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Savannah  DeMelo
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Savannah DeMelo

Midfielder Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-5

  • Hometown

    Bellflower, Calif.

  • Club

    USC

U.S. National Teams: The most experienced player on the squad heading into the U-20 Women’s World Cup with 36 caps and five goals …The only player to start all five games for the USA at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago while helping the U.S. qualify for the World Cup …  Appeared in all three games of the USA’s run to the Tournoi Maurice Revello Sud Ladies Cup title in June … Played in all three games of the USA’s unbeaten streak at the La Manga tournament in April … One of three returning players from the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea … Appeared in three of the USA’s six games in PNG … A member of the U.S. team that won the 2015 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship in Honduras at the end of 2015 … Started all five games in the tournament, playing 429 of the 450 minutes netting one goal and adding three assists … Scored against Haiti and was named to the All-Tournament team as a midfielder … A long-time participant in the U.S. Youth National Team program, she has played for the USA at the U-14, U-15, U-18 and U-20 levels … Earned her first YNT call-up in May 2012 with the U-14s.

College/High School: Earned All-Pac-12 honors after her redshirt freshman season at USC in 2017, playing in every game for the Trojans … Netted four goals in her first college season and added a team-high five assists … Named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team … Redshirted the 2016 season as she competed in the 2016 U-20 WWC … Attended Saint Joseph High School in Lakewood, Calif. … Played two years of high school soccer as a freshman and sophomore … Was named All-League, All-CIF and NSCAA All-American both years … Was the Lakewood Athlete of the Year as a sophomore and helped the Jesters make it to the CIF championship game … MVP of the CIF finals … Scored 13 goals with 26 assists during her high school career.

Club: Played U-11 with the Hurricanes and U-12 through U-18 with Beach FC … Helped Beach FC to a U-12 league championship and National Cup and Far West Regional titles in 2014, 2015 and 2016 … Won a U-16 National Championship in 2014 and a U-17 National Championship in 2015 … Also won the National League in 2015 … Won the Golden Boot at Nationals in 2014, scoring five goals and claiming the Golden Boot at Regionals in 2015, netting eight times.

Personal: Full name is Savannah Marie DeMelo … Nicknames are Sav, Siv or Sivie … Enjoys shopping, the beach and hanging out with friends … Dad was born in Portugal and moved to the USA when he was 16 … Dad played soccer and is now a soccer coach … Mom was a gymnast, and now works as a nurse … A huge Disney fan, she has an annual pass to Disneyland and tries to go as many times a year as she can … Three words that best describe her off the field are “funny, energetic and nice” … Three words that best describe her on the field are “crafty, hard-working and savvy” … Her motto is: “Let all that you do be done in love” … Favorite class is science … Craziest ambition is to move to Hawaii … Dream job would be to be a veterinarian … Loves wings as well as chips with guacamole and salsa … Dislikes sushi … Favorite women’s soccer player is Tobin Heath and favorite men’s player is Cristiano Ronaldo … Says the best thing about being a soccer player is “travelling the world with the coolest people” … List her greatest soccer moment so far as winning the 2015 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship … Has two dogs, a Chihuahua named Sunshine and a Pomeranian named Fofa (Portuguese for fluffy), one cat and a rabbit named Chubs … Some of her favorite TV shows are Grey’s Anatomy and One Tree Hill …  Some of her favorite musical artists are Drake, Travis Scott and Kanye West … Favorite dessert is lemon sorbet.

College / High School: Will enroll in college at the University of Southern California in the spring of 2017 … Attends Saint Joseph High School in Lakewood, Calif. … Played two years of high school soccer as a freshman and sophomore … Was named All-League and All-CIF and NSCAA All-American both years … Was the Lakewood HS Athlete of the Year as a sophomore and helped the Jesters make it to the CIF championship game … Was MVP of the CIF finals … Scored 13 goals with 26 assists during her HS career.

Club: Played U-11 with the Hurricanes and played U-12 through U-18 with Beach FC … Helped Beach FC to a U-12 league title and to National Cup and Far West Regional titles in 2014, 2015 and 2016 … Won a U-16 National Championship in 2014 and a U-17 National Championship in 2015 … Also won the National League in 2015 … Won the Golden Boot at Nationals in 2014, scoring five goals and the Golden Boot at Regionals in 2015, scoring eight times.

Full name is Savannah Marie DeMelo … Nicknames are Sav, Siv or Sivie … Enjoys shopping with her mom and sisters … Is a huge Disney fan and has an annual pass to Disneyland so she tries to go as many times a year as she can … Also enjoys the beach and hiking … Three words that best describe her off the field are “nice, easy-going and friendly” … Three words that best describe her on the field are “crafty, hard-working and savvy” … Her motto is: “Everything happens for a reason” … Favorite class is science … Dream job would be as a nurse … Favorite foods are pasta and steak … Favorite snack is chips and salsa … Favorite women’s soccer player is Carli Lloyd and favorite men’s player is Cristiano Ronaldo … Says the best thing about being a soccer player is “all the friendships I’ve made” … List her greatest soccer moment so far as winning the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship and being named to the Best XI … Has two dogs, a Chihuahua named Sunshine and a Pomeranian named Fofa (Portuguese for fluffy), two cats named Pumpkin and Tinker Bell and a rabbit named Chubs … Some of her favorite TV shows are Scandal and Gossip Girl …  Some of her favorite musical artists are Drake, Travis Scott and Kanya West … Favorite dessert is vanilla or Oreo ice cream.
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