|Sam Mewis Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||October 9, 1992|
Sam Mewis is an American professional soccer player who has played for the club Western New York Flash and its rebranded franchise North Carolina Courage in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). She has been featured in several campaigns for the women’s national soccer team where she is renowned for her impactful playmaking skills as a midfielder. She won the NWSL Championship with the Western New York Flash in 2016 and with the North Carolina Courage in 2018 and 2019. Sam scored the winning goal at the 2016 SheBelieves Cup for the United States and was an integral member of the national squad that triumphed at the 2018 Tournament of Nations and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Samantha June Mewis
Sam, Tower of Power
Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Sam attended and graduated from the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Hanson, Massachusetts. She then joined the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011 and played for its soccer team UCLA Bruins till 2014 when she graduated with a degree in English.
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Robert Mewis
- Mother – Melissa Lang Mewis
- Siblings – Kristen Anne “Kristie” Mewis (Older Sister) (Professional Soccer Player)
- Others – Bob Lang (Maternal Grandfather)
She is represented by Wasserman Media Group, Sports Marketing and Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States.
- 3 – USA
- 5 – North Carolina Courage
6 ft or 183 cm
71 kg or 156.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Sam has dated –
- Pat Johnson – Sam got married to her longtime boyfriend Pat Johnson in Boston in December 2018.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of American descent.
- Freckled face
- Charming smile
- Toned physique
- Neck-length, straight hair
She has served as the ambassador for Athlete Ally, a non-profit LGBTQ athletic advocacy group.
Sam Mewis Facts
- She played soccer throughout her time at high school and contributed 77 goals and 34 assists to her school team.
- Sam and her older sister Kristie played soccer together for several youth, representative, and club teams such as Scorpions SC and the under-17 and under-20 United States national teams.
- She earned Parade All-American honors twice during high school and was named the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) ‘National Player of the Year’ in 2010.
- Sam and Kristie were members of the United States’ squad that finished as runners-up at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. They became the first pair of sisters to represent the United States at a Women’s World Cup. The sisters also played together at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
- Sam eventually won a world title at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, where the United States defeated Germany 1–0 in the final.
- In 2011, during her senior year in high school, she scored 30 goals and 8 assists for which she was named as ‘Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Soccer Player of the Year’ as well as an ‘ESPN RISE All-American’.
- In her first year at university, she scored 6 goals and 7 assists for the UCLA Bruins which led her to be named in the Pac-12’s (collegiate athletic conference) ‘All-Freshman Team’. In her junior year, she played a starring role in the Bruins’ UCLA Pac-12 championship triumph as well as in their first-ever NCAA Championship.
- In December 2014, she was honored with the ‘Honda Award for Soccer’ by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA).
- Sam began her club career in 2013 with the Pali Blues in the now-defunct W-League. She helped the team to both the western conference title as well as the national championship that year.
- For her performances in the 2017 NWSL season, she was named in the ‘NWSL Best XI’ and was a part of the final shortlist for the NWSL ‘Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) award.
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