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.
Honda Award winner … MAC Hermann Trophy finalist … espnW National Player of the Year … Pac-12 Player of the Year … First-team NSCAA All-American and All-Pacific Region … Named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Best XI first team … First-team Capital One Academic All-American … First-team NSCAA Scholar All-American … Led the Pac-12 with 16 goals, 13 assists, 45 points and seven game-winning goals … Recorded a goal or assist in 18 of 24 games … Honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic for the third-straight year … Ended her career ranked in the Top 10 all-time at UCLA in goals (31, ninth), assists (32, second) and points (94, sixth) … Her 13 assists ranked as the third-most assists ever by a Bruin in a season … NSCAA and Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week Oct. 28 after a two-goal, two-assist performance at Oregon … Named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Team of the Week four times … Twice earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors … Finalist for U.S. Soccer’s 2014 Young Female Athlete of the Year award … Team captain for the second consecutive year.
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.