U.S. National Team
Earned her first Full National Team cap on Mar. 7, 2014 vs. Sweden at the Algarve Cup … Made history with her older sister Kristie in that game when they entered the game together, becoming just the second pair of sisters to take the field together for a U.S. Women’s National Team match … Also earned a cap vs. Denmark on Mar. 10, 2014 … First called up to the National Team in January 2014 … Played with U.S. U-23 National Team at the 2013 Four Nations Tournament, which was won by the U.S. … Starter for Under-20 U.S. National Team that won FIFA U-20 World Championship in 2012 … Member of the 2008 Under-17 U.S. World Cup team that won the silver medal in New Zealand … Member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONACAF Under-20 Women’s Championships in Guatemala to earn a berth to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup … Played in 13 total games for the USA heading into the 2010 Women’s World Cup, including eight internationals, scoring one goal against New Zealand.
Named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Best XI third team … Second-Team All-Pac-12 for the third-straight year … Scored six goals, four of which were game-winners … Third on the team in scoring with 21 points and in assists with nine … Tied the school record for single-game assists with three against USC and also scored the game-winning goal in the 4-1 victory… Recorded one goal and five assists in UCLA’s six NCAA Tournament games … Second-team NSCAA Scholar All-West Region and honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic for the second-straight year … Named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Team of the Week three times … Notre Dame adidas Invitational All-Tournament selection.
Second-Team All-Pac-12 selection … Honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic … Played and started 16 games, missing the first six games while helping lead the U.S. to a gold medal at the FIFA U-20 World Championships … Recorded three goals and three assists for nine points … Had a goal and two assists in her first game of the season against Princeton … Scored the tying goal with 1:31 to play at USC to send the game to overtime … Scored the game’s first goal in the NCAA Quarterfinal at Stanford … Assisted on the game-winner at Oregon.
Second-Team All-Pac-12 selection … First-Team All-Pacific Region … Member of the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team … Ranked second only to Sydney Leroux in scoring, finishing the year with 19 points on six goals and seven assists … Tied for the team lead in assists with Jenna Richmond … Had two multiple-goal games … Tallied two goals in a 3-1 victory at Loyola Marymount … Also had a pair of strikes in a 5-2 home win over cross-town rival USC … Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over New Mexico in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Considered the nation’s No. 1 recruit in the class of 2011 … National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) National Player of the Year in 2010 … Two-time Parade All-American (2009 & 2010) … Four-time NSCAA Youth All-American … Two-time NSCAA High School All-American … Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Massachusetts (2010 & 2011) … Boston Globe Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010 … Two-time ESPN RISE First-Team All-American (2009 & 2010) … Helped her high school team, Whitman Hanson Regional, to four league championships and one sectional championship during her career … Her club team, Scorpions SC, won three state championships and two regional championships in five years … Also participated in basketball and track & field in high school … In 2008, Sam and her sister, Kristie, became the first sisters to represent the U.S. at the a World Cup event … Highlighted with Kristie in Sports Illustrated’s “Where Will They Be?” feature in August of 2010.
Full name is Samantha June Mewis … Born on Oct. 9, 1992 in Weymouth, Mass. … Parents are Robert and Melissa Mewis … Sister, Kristi, was an All-American at Boston College and currently plays for FC Kansas City in the NWSL and with the U.S. National Team … Enjoys scrapbooking, reading and hanging out with friends in her spare time … Lists beating Germany in the semifinals of the Under-17 Women’s World Cup as one of her greatest athletic thrills … English major.