|Emily Sonnett Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||November 25, 1993|
Emily Sonnett is an American professional soccer player who has played for clubs like Portland Thorns and Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and has represented the women’s national soccer team where she is renowned for her solid defensive play and crafty work in the midfield. She won the Six Nations Tournament with the US Under-23 team in 2014 and 2015, and the NWSL Championship in 2017 with the Portland Thorns. Emily was also a part of the national team squads that won the SheBelieves Cup (2016, 2018), the Tournament of Nations (2018), and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Emily Ann Sonnett
Marietta, Georgia, United States
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
Emily graduated from Fellowship Christian School in Roswell, Georgia, in 2012. In February 2012, she joined the University of Virginia on an athletic scholarship. She left university a semester early as she was picked up in the NWSL draft but ultimately returned to graduate with a degree in sociology.
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Bill Sonnett
- Mother – Jane Sonnett
- Siblings – Emma Sonnett (Twin Sister) (Soccer Player)
She is represented by Remington Ellis Management, New York City, New York, United States.
- 14, 22 – USA
- 16 – Portland Thorns FC
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
62 kg or 136.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of American descent.
- Charming smile
- Toned physique
- Freckled face
- Straight, neck-length hair
Emily has been sponsored by –
- Secret Deodorant
Emily Sonnett Favorite Things
- Beverage – Coffee
- Food – Banana Pancakes, Pizza
- Soccer Player/Role Model – Becky Sauerbrunn
- TV Series – Friends, One Tree Hill
- Movie – Moana (2016)
- Restaurant – Marietta Pizza Company
- Bakery – SweeTreats in Marietta
Source – DirtySouthSoccer.com, TheEqualizer.com, AJC
Emily Sonnett Facts
- She began playing competitive soccer from the age of 10 and represented the North Atlanta Soccer Association (NASA) from 2003 to 2013. With the team, she won the Georgia State Cup Championship in 2007 and 2008 and the Region III League Championship title in 2008.
- For her performances in the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, she was selected in the ‘Under-17 Best XI’ team as a midfielder.
- In 2012, during the final year of her high school, she captained her school team to the Georgia state championship final. She ended her school career with 41 assists and a then-record 113 goals.
- For the 2011-2012 season, she was named the ‘Gatorade Georgia Girls Soccer Player of the Year’. She was the first athlete from her school to win the award. She was also selected as a 2011 ‘Youth All-American’ by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
- In 2012, during her first year at university, she helped the UVA Cavaliers to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) title. She was named in the ACC All-Freshman and All-Tournament Teams.
- In 2013, she helped her team, NASA 12 Elite II, win the U-19 national title at the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. She was also honored with the ‘Golden Ball’ award as the best player at the tournament.
- During her sophomore university season, she set a single-season record for the UVA Cavaliers by playing a total of 2,341 minutes. In her junior year, she led the team to their first-ever Women’s College Cup final.
- In the final year of her university career, 2015, she was named her team’s captain and also earned her first call up and cap from United States’ national soccer team. The same year, she was named as the ‘ESPNW Soccer Player of the Year’ as well as the ‘ACC Defensive Player of the Year’.
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