- Position Goalkeeper
- Number 21
- Date of Birth Nov 20 1991
- Hometown Cincinnati, OH
- Height 5' 9"
- Club Washington Spirit
FIRST CAP: April 12, 2022 vs. Uzbekistan (Chester, Pa.)
FIRST SHUTOUT: April 12, 2022 vs. Uzbekistan (Chester, Pa.)
NaTIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS
- Kingsbury (formerly Bledsoe) made her USWNT debut on April 12, 2022, vs. Uzbekistan and kept a clean sheet in the USA’s 9-0 victory. With her shutout in that match, she became the eighth goalkeeper in USWNT history to keep a clean sheet in her first cap.
- She became just the fifth player to debut for the USWNT at age 30 or older and the oldest goalkeeper to earn a first cap for the USWNT.
- Earned her first WNT call-up in November 2019 and also took part in the October 2020 training camp in Colorado. She was in the November 2020 camp in the Netherlands but did not suit up for the game.
- Was a part of the 23-player roster for the 2022 Concacaf W Championship at which the USA qualified for both the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2024 Olympics but did not see game action during the tournament.
- Earned one cap in 2014 with the U.S. U-23 Women’s Youth National Team.
- Began her professional career in 2014 in Norway, playing for top-flight club IK Grand Bodo.
- Returned to the USA and joined NWSL in 2015, signing with Sky Blue FC before being selected by the Orlando Pride in the 2016 NWSL Expansion Draft.
- Was traded to the Washington Spirit prior to the 2019 NWSL season where she became the starter and was named the 2019 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year and collected Best XI honors.
- Named the NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year again in 2021 after leading the Washington Spirit to their first NWSL Championship while also being named MVP of the Championship Game.
- Spent two seasons in Australia on loan with Sydney FC and was named the 2018-19 W-League Goalkeeper of the Year after helping the club win the Grand Final.
- Daughter of Char and Paul Bledsoe, she has a twin sister, Amber, and two brothers, Micah and Bret.
- Married her husband, Matt Kingsbury, in December of 2021 and began playing under her married name at the start of 2022.
- Majored in health and exercise science with minors in chemistry and biology at Wake Forest where she was a three-time All-American and helped the Demon Deacons to their first College Cup appearance.