Kennedy  Wesley
U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team

Kennedy Wesley

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  • Date of Birth

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  • Hometown

    Rossmoor, Calif.

  • Club

    So Cal Blues

U.S. National Teams: A member of the U.S. team at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Grenada, she started four matches and played 315 minutes while picking up two assists in helping the USA to the regional title and a berth to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Named to the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship Best XI … Has 13 U-17 caps heading into the World Cup, all earned in 2016 while playing 716 minutes with nine starts … First call-up to the U-17s came in December of 2015 … Played with the U.S. U-15 GNT and U.S. U-16 GNT in 2015 before her U-17 call-up … Played with the U.S. U-14 GNT in 2014.

College / High School: Has committed to attend Stanford University in the fall of 2019 … Attends Valley Christian High School in Cerritos, Calif. … Played high school as a freshman and was named First-Team All-League and won the Team Sportsmanship award while scoring 11 goals with 11 assists.

Club: Has played from U-14 to present for the So Cal Blues … Won ENCL Southwest Conference titles at U-14, U-15 and U-16 and helped the Blues to the 2015 Under-15 ECNL National Championship.

Personal: Full name is Kennedy Megan Wesley … Nickname is Ken … Her parents thought she was going to be a boy, so only had boys’ names picked out, and Kennedy was the closest to a girls’ name … Was on the Honor Roll at Valley Christian as a freshman and volunteered with the Encounter Christian Church Youth Program … She was a competitive gymnast from age 7-14 and competed at Level 7 in her last gymnastics season, medaling in the state competition in the vault … Loves shopping and hanging out with her friends … Everyone in her family has a named that starts with the letter “K” – dad Kevin, mom Kristen, Kennedy and brother Karsen … Her dad Kevin was a competitive gymnast all the way through junior college … Three words that describe her off the field: “quiet, chill and observant” … Three words that describe her on the field: “feisty, aggressive, lively” … Her favorite class is Science … Her dream job would be as a surgeon … Her favorite food is fettucine alfredo and her favorite snack is trail mix … Does not like mayonnaise … Her favorite women’s soccer player is Julie Johnston and her favorite men’s player is Marcelo or Brazil and Real Madrid … her biggest athletic inspiration is Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles … Says the best part of being a soccer player is “the benefit of muscular legs!” … Her greatest soccer moment was winning the CONCACAF championship with the U-17s … Favorite musical artists are Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Drake … Favorite dessert is ice cream.