- Samantha June Mewis, better known as Sam, majored in English at UCLA.
- Enjoys reading, writing, yoga and meditation.
- Like a good Boston native, she worked at Dunkin’ Donuts as a sophomore in high school and became addicted to chocolate munchkins (she has since kicked the habit).
- Huge fan of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
- Older sister Kristie played for the U.S. Women’s National Team and has 15 caps and one goal. She plays in the NWSL for the Houston Dash.
- With Kristie, they became the first sisters ever to represent the USA at a Women’s World Cup, playing together on the U-17s in New Zealand in 2008.
- Also played with Kristie at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany.
First cap: March 7, 2014, vs. Sweden. First goal: Feb. 15, 2016, vs. Puerto Rico
A long-time contributor to the U.S. Youth National Teams, she played in one Under-17 and two Under-20 Women’s World Cups for the USA, including the 2012 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan which the USA won.2017: Had her best year to date for the WNT, emerging as a key factor in the midfield and was one of just two players to start all 16 matches. She played 1,242 minutes, which was second-most on the team. She scored three times which included a brace against Korea Republic on Oct. 22 in her club’s home stadium in Cary, N.C.
Youth National Teams: Finished her U-20 WNT career with 38 career caps and 7 goals. Played in five games off the bench and provided three assists in 144 minutes at the 2012 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan where she helped the USA win the tournament title alongside current WNT teammates Morgan Brian, Crystal Dunn and Julie Ertz. Played in 13 total games for the USA heading into the 2010 Women’s World Cup, including eight internationals and scored one goal, that coming against New Zealand. One of the three players born in 1992 to make the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup roster in New Zealand. Ended her U-17 career with eight goals in 13 U-17 caps.
2017: Had an MVP-caliber season (she was a finalist for the award), helping lead the North Carolina Courage to a first-place finish in the regular season, to a semifinal victory against the Chicago Red Stars and into the championship game, coming just short of winning her second straight NWSL title. She started all 24 games and played 2,097 minutes, all but 53 minutes of the regular season, while scoring six goals with three assists. She was named to the NWSL Best XI.
2016: Played a key role in helping the Western New York Flash win the NWSL championship by playing every minute of all 14 games in which she played. Scored five goals, third best on the Flash, and added two assists. Scored in both playoff games, tallying the first goals for the Flash in both the 4-3 semifinal victory against the Portland Thorns and in the 2-2 draw with the Washington Spirit in the title game that the Flash eventually won in penalty kicks.
2015: Was selected fourth overall by the Western New York Flash in the 2015 NWSL college draft. Started all 20 regular-season games for the Flash, playing 1685 minutes while scoring four goals with four assists to tie for third in scoring on the team. Was a finalist for the 2015 NWSL Rookie of the Year award.
Youth Club: Played from U-7 through U-19 with the Scorpions SC. Won State Cup in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012, and earned regional titles in 2006, 2008 and 2012.
College: Named as a reserve to the Pac-12 All-Century Team in 2015. Had a sensational senior year in 2014 and was named the Honda Award winner, a MAC Herman Trophy finalist, the espnW National Player of the Year and the Pac-12 Player of the Year. Led the Pac-12 with 16 goals, 13 assists and seven game-winning goals … Her 13 assists ranked as the third-most assists ever by a Bruin in a single season. Ended her career ranked in the Top 10 all-time at UCLA with 31 goals (ninth), 32 assists (second) and 94 points (sixth). As a junior in 2013, she was third on the team in scoring as she helped lead the Bruins to its first NCAA Championship.