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Sophia Smith
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Sophia Smith

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  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-6

  • Hometown

    Windsor, Colo.

  • Club

    Real Colorado

U.S. National Teams: The U-20 WNT’s leading scorer heading into the World Cup, she has netted 21 goals in 25 appearances during this cycle … Carries a nine-game scoring streak into the tournament and has tallied in 10 of the 15 games this year … Beginning in March, her consecutive goal-scoring streak stands as a Youth National Team scoring record and ties Michelle Akers’ nine-game streak at the senior level in 1991 … Played for the USA at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, starting four games, while scoring one goal and adding two assists to help the USA qualify for the World Cup … One of four players on the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup roster born in 2000 and eligible for the 2020 U-20 WWC … Named 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year after a standout campaign, and played in 19 international matches, the most of any player in any age group … Scored for three different YNTs in 2017: the U-18, U-20 and U-23 WNT … Earned a call-up to the senior WNT in March 2017 for the USA’s friendlies against Russia, but did not play … Played with the U-23 WNT throughout 2017 and 2018 … Enjoyed a whirlwind early 2017, scoring nine goals in six matches with the U-18 WNT and U-20 WNT across February and March, believed to be a record for the most scored over six consecutive international matches for any women’s YNT player … Represented the USA at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, where she appeared in all three matches ... A member of the U.S. team at the 2016 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship in Grenada, she played in all five matches, starting two, to help the USA to the regional title and a berth to the 2016 U-17 WWC … Scored one goal and led the team with four assists at Concacaf qualifying, including setting up the game-winner in the championship game against Mexico … Finished her U-17 career with 19 caps and three goals … Played for the U-16s and U-17s in 2015 and for the U-15s in 2014 … Earned her first YNT call-up with the U-14s in April 2013.

College/High School: Committed to attend Stanford University in the fall of 2018 … Attended Fossil Ridge High School … 2016 and 2017 NSCAA America All-American … Played for the Sabercats as a freshman, earning First-Team All-Conference honors while scoring 10 goals and notching four assists in just eight games… Lettered in varsity basketball as a freshman.

Club: Played in the inaugural 2017-18 season of the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy this year with Real Colorado U-18/19 … Has played from U-14 to present with Real Colorado … Played U-11 through U-13 with Arsenal Colorado … Played U-6 through U-10 with the Timnath Twisters … Has played club soccer with U-20 teammate Jaelin Howell since their time with the Twisters … Started playing co-ed soccer at U-5 with the Crabbie Patties … Won the U-12 Colorado State Cup with Arsenal Colorado in 2012 and the U-13 Colorado State Cup in 2013 … Helped Real Colorado to runner-up finishes in the ECNL National Championship at the U-14 level in 2014 and the U-16 level in 2016, as well as a fourth-place finish at the U-15 level in 2015.

Personal: Full name is Sophia Olivia Smith … Nicknames are Soph or Sophie … Enjoys hanging with her friends, shopping, going to movies, hiking, boating and basically all sports … Loves Pintrest, photography and also likes to clean and organize … Has two older sisters who attend college at the University of Northern Colorado, where one plays basketball and the other is studying to be a teacher … Her dad played college basketball at Wyoming and runs a basketball training academy … Mom makes jewelry and attends any sporting event in which her daughters are playing … Three words that describe her off the field: “caring, adventurous and loving” … Three words that describe her on the field: “passionate, determined, confident” … Best present she ever received was 22 soccer balls and a bag carrier with her name on it … Her motto is: “If you know better, do better” … Terrified of bees … Favorite class is Statistics… Her craziest ambition is to skydive … Her dream job would be as an interior designer on HGTV … Her favorite food is hot wings … Strawberries and Nutella are her favorite snack … Dislikes onions … Her favorite women’s soccer player is Marta and her favorite men’s player is Leroy Sane … Lists her biggest athletic inspiration as Stephen Curry … Proud owner of two dogs, Louie and Charlie … Favorite TV shows are One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and Keeping Up with the Kardashians … Favorite musical artists are Beyonce, Cardi B and Khalid … Favorite dessert is a plain glazed donut with cold milk.

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