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

Naomi Girma

Defender Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-5

  • Hometown

    San Jose, Calif.

  • Club

    California Thorns FC

U.S. National Teams: Started three games for the USA at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship, including the Final … Played the full 90 in all three games at June’s Tournoi Maurice Revello Sud Ladies Cup en route to the tournament title … Has 17 caps heading into the World Cup and has been in every camp this year for the U-20s … A key member of the previous U-17 WNT cycle, she finished her U-17 WNT career with 16 caps … Played every minute of all three games at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan … Also saw every minute of action in the USA’s five games at the 2016 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship in Grenada, helping the team to the regional title and a berth in the 2016 U-17 WWC … Named to the 2016 Concacaf U-17 Women’s Championship Best XI … Played with the U.S. U-14s in 2014 and the U.S. U-16s in 2015 before being called into the U-17 WNT.

College / High School: Committed to attend Stanford in the fall … Attended 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-meter and 400-meter dash as well as anchoring the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relay.

Club: Played in the inaugural season of the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy with California Thorns FC U-18/19, where U.S. WNT legend Brandi Chastain is an assistant coach … Spent nearly her entire youth career with 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.

Personal: Full name is Naomi Haile Girma … Nickname is Nay … Both of her parents were born in Ethiopia … Member of the Red Cross club and 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 … Greatest soccer moment so far was playing in the 2016 U-17 WWC … Favorite food is pasta … Loves Scooby-Doo fruit snacks … Allergic to peanuts … Favorite women’s soccer player is Becky Sauerbrunn and 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 cinnamon rolls.


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