U.S. National Teams: Enjoyed a breakout performance at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship, playing every minute in four of the USA’s five games … Helped the U.S. secure its World Cup berth with a standout showing in the Concacaf semifinal penalty kick shootout, holding Haiti scoreless with two clutch saves to set the stage for a 3-0 PK victory … Made 17 saves for the USA in the tournament … Recorded first U-20 shutout in a 1-0 victory against France on March 3 … Has 10 U-20 caps heading into the World Cup and has compiled an undefeated 6-0-2 record in 2018 … Played for the U-18 and U-19 WNTs in the last cycle from 2014-16 … Made first international appearance for the USA at the U-18 level on Oct. 24, 2016, a 3-0 shutout win over Northern Ireland … Earned first Youth National Team call-up in Sept. 2014 at the start of the new U-18 WNT cycle.
College/High School: Started all 18 games for Virginia Tech in her sophomore season, recording seven shutouts … Named to the 2017 ACC All-Academic team … Started 16 of the Hokies’ 19 matches as a freshman, including six shutouts … Tallied 130 saves in her first two years in Blacksburg … No. 3 on VT’s all-time list for shutouts and goals against average (1.10) … Attended Sandalwood High School … A two-year letter-winner in soccer, named All-Conference as a goalkeeper her sophomore year and as a forward her senior year … Also played a season of varsity volleyball.
Club: Played youth soccer with Jacksonville Armada from U-11 to U-17 … Spent this year with the Armada as well as training with the NWSL’s Orlando Pride … Won national championships with Jacksonville at the U-16, U-15 and U-13 levels … Took home national Best XI and Golden Glove honors in 2014 and 2015.Personal: Full name is Amanda Kathleen McGlynn … Parents are P.E. teachers, so she grew up playing lots of games and sports … Dad played football semi-professionally, then coached … Mom played basketball and cheered in high school … Enjoyed going to the movies, the beach, shopping and playing Spikeball … Three words that describe her off the field are “funny, loud and friendly” … Three words that describe her on the field are “leader, smart and loud” … Her motto is “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail” … Gets emotionally invested in her favorite shows and movies … Favorite classes are Anatomy and Physiology … Craziest ambition is to become a doctor … Dream job would be to be a professional soccer player … Loves potatoes, any style … Favorite snack is cereal, but dislikes Brussel sprouts … Favorite women’s soccer player is Ashlynn Harris, favorite men’s player is Thibaut Courtois … Lists Billie Jean King as her biggest athletic inspiration … Says the best part of being a ‘keeper is saving a game with a big stop … Her greatest soccer moment is her penalty kick shootout performance against Haiti in the World Cup qualifying semifinal … Proud owner of two dogs, Huckleberry the labradoodle and Girlie the beagle, as well as three cats, Nyla, Pumpkin and Little Kitty, who she adopted as strays … Favorite TV shows include New Girl, The 100 and Grey’s Anatomy … Favorite musical artists are Maroon 5, Brett Young, Drake and Florida Georgia Line … Favorite dessert is ice cream.