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Samantha Mewis      

Midfielder for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team & North Carolina Courage; FIFA Women's World Cup Champion

Samantha Mewis is an American soccer player. She plays as a midfielder for the North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team.

In 2017 Mewis was one of three players to appear in every game for the U.S. WNT., she played 1,242 minutes which was second-highest on the team. She scored three goals and was a finalist for 2017 U.S Female Player of the Year. In September 2018 she was named to the final 20 player roster of the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.

In May 2019, Mewis was named to the final 23-player roster for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. She ended up playing in 6 out of 7 matches, including the final, where she helped secure the U.S. team the FIFA World Cup Title.

She played college soccer for the UCLA Bruins. In her junior year, Mewis helped UCLA win the Pac-12 championship on the way to its first NCAA Championship. In December 2014, she was named the winner of the 2015 Honda Award for soccer by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA).

Her club career started in 2013 when she signed with Pali Blues in the W-League, who won the western conference title as well as the national championship that year. Mewis was selected fourth overall by the Western New York Flash in the 2015 National Women's Soccer League entry draft. She started all 20 regular-season games for the Flash, & the NWSL announced that Mewis was selected as a finalist for the NWSL Rookie of the Year Award for the 2015 season.

In the 2016 season, Mewis missed several games as she was away training with the U.S. WNT in preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics. In the NWSL Championship game, Mewis once again scored a goal. The Championship game went to penalties, & the flash went on to win the Championship, winning the penalty shootout 3–2.

It was announced in 2017, that the Western New York Flash was officially sold to new ownership, moved to North Carolina, and rebranded as the North Carolina Courage. Mewis had a very successful 2017 season, as she appeared in every game for the Courage, tallying 6 goals and 3 assists. She was named to the NWSL Best XI and was a finalist for the NWSL Most Valuable Player Award.

In the 2018 season, Courage won their second consecutive NWSL Shield. In the play-offs, Mewis was in the starting line-up for the semi-final match against the Chicago Red Stars and scored a goal in the 86th minute. North Carolina won 2–0 and advanced to their second straight championship game. She played all 90 minutes in the NWSL Championship game as the Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 3–0. Mewis has now won two NWSL Championships.


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