U.S. Soccer
Naomi  Girma
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Naomi Girma

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  • Date of Birth

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  • Hometown

    San Jose, Calif.

  • Club

    California Thorns FC

U.S. National Teams: Played every minute of all five games at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Grenada, helping the USA to regional title and a berth to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Named to the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship Best XI … Leads the USA in minutes played in 2016 with 1,106 and has 13 caps heading into the Women’s World Cup … Played with the U.S. U-14s in 2014 and the U.S. U-16s in 2015 before being called into the U-17s.

College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend the Stanford in the fall of 2018 … Attends Pioneer High School and was League MVP, Team MVP and Team captain as a sophomore … Was First-Team All-League as a freshman and sophomore … Ran track her freshman year, competing in the 100 m, 400 m and ran the anchor in the 4x100 m and 4x400 m.

Club: Has played from U-10 to present with the Central Valley Crossfire … Also played U-18 as a Discovery Player with the DeAnza Force … Helped the Force to the 2016 ECNL U-18 national championship game.

Personal: Full name is Naomi Haile Girma … Nickname is Nay … Both of her parents were born in Ethiopia … Has gotten straight As since middle school … A member of the Red Cross Club … Was a member of the Honor Roll as a freshman and sophomore … A member of the California Scholastic Federation since freshman year … Volunteers at the Scared Heart, an organization that helps people in need with food and clothes … Enjoys hitting the beach in Santa Cruz … Three words that describe her off the field: “kind, fun and intelligent” … Three words that describe her on the field: “aggressive, confident, fast” … Her motto is: “always try your hardest " … She does not like chocolate … Her favorite class is Math … Her big ambition is to win a World Cup … Greatest soccer moment so far was winning the CONCACAF title and making the U-17 Women’s world Cup Team … Favorite food is pasta … Favorite snack is Scooby Doo fruit snacks … Her favorite men’s player is Lionel Messi … Says the best part about being a soccer player is “having teammates that are also your best friends” … Favorite TV shows are One Tree Hill and New Girl … Favorite dessert is Cinnabon.