Sam Mewis Profile
|Born||Oct 09, 1992|
|Birthplace||Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
Sam Mewis is an American soccer player who plays for Manchester City Women in the FA Women's Super League (FAWSL) and for the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) as a midfielder.
Mewis won the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States with North Carolina Courage in 2018 and 2019. Previously, she won it with Western New York Flash in 2016 after a successful spell at UCLA.
Sam Mewis and UCLA Bruins
After a successful high school soccer career with Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, where she twice won Parade All-American honours, Mewis moved to UCLA, where she played for the UCLA Bruins.
Mewis made the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team in her first year and bagged six goals and seven assists. She only managed three goals and three assists the following season, having missed the opening six games due to national team commitments.
In her junior year, Mewis and UCLA Bruins won the Pac-12 Championship en route to the NCAA title. In December 2014, Mewis won the 2015 Honda Award for soccer, handed out by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA).
"I am so honored to be receiving such a prestigious award," said Mewis, as per UCLA Athletics. "I would like to thank my teammates at UCLA for making this possible, as well as the coaching staff for all that they have done for me. I would also like to thank the Collegiate Women's Sports Awards and Honda for creating such a great award and giving recognition to women's college athletics. It is amazing for me to be a part of this, and I congratulate the other winners!"
"Sam winning the Honda Award is such a huge honour," said UCLA head coach Amanda Cromwell. "Having two recipients in two years says so much about these special women in our soccer program. Sam had a tremendous season for UCLA Soccer, and she also found time to succeed academically, graduate early and give back to the community. We are very proud of her achievements, as she has earned every one of them."
The award was handed to Mewis after she finished the Pac-12 campaign with 16 goals and 13 assists.
Having won the W-League national championship with Pali Blues in July 2013, Mewis was the fourth selection overall by the Western New York Flash in the 2015 NWSL entry draft.
Mewis and Western New York Flash
Mewis was the joint top goalscorer for the Western New York Flash in the 2015 NWSL season along with Lynn Williams, picking up four goals and four assists. She was a finalist for the 2015 NWSL Rookie of the Year Award, which was won by Danielle Colaprico.
In 2016, Mewis missed much of the season for Western New York Flash due to preparations for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with the US Women's National Team. However, she returned in time to play a crucial role when it came to crunch time in their title bid.
The Western New York Flash finished fourth in the regular season standings, qualifying for the play-offs.
In the semi-finals, Mewis scored in the 16th minute of the Flash's upset victory over the Portland Thorns. Then, in the championship final, she repeated the feat, netting against the Washington Spirit in a 2-2 draw. The match went to penalties and although Mewis failed to convert hers, the Flash won 3-2 in the shootout to clinch the title.
Ever-present for North Carolina Courage
On January 9, 2017, it was announced that the Western New York Flash had been sold to new ownership and the team was relocating to North Carolina. They would now be competing in the NWSL as North Carolina Courage.
In the 2017 NWSL season, Mewis played in every single one of the Courage's matches, picking up six goals and three assists. Mewis was included in the NWSL Best XI and was a finalist for the NWSL Most Valuable Player Award.
Mewis missed the beginning of the 2018 NWSL campaign as she recovered from a hip injury. She nevertheless played 17 regular season matches en route to the Courage winning a second successive NWSL Shield.
She scored in the 86th minute of a 2-0 semi-final win over Chicago Red Stars and then played all of a 3-0 championship final victory over the Portland Thorns.
As a result of the 2019 World Cup, Mewis once again saw her involvement limited during the 2019 NWSL season. She nevertheless played an important role at a critical stage of the season once again. Mewis scored in a 4-0 final win over the Chicago Red Stars to clinch a second successive championship title.
Switch to Manchester City
On August 10, 2020, Mewis transferred to Manchester City ahead of the 2020/21 FA WSL season. She made her debut in a 2-0 Community Shield defeat to Chelsea, who would go on to rival City for the WSL title.
Mewis and the US National Women's Team
Mewis was part of the USA team which finished second at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand. She would go on to represent her country at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and then to win that tournament in 2012, with the USA beating Germany 1-0 in the final.
Mewis made her debut for the US senior women's team at the 2014 Algarve Cup in a 1-0 defeat to Sweden. Following the 2015 World Cup, Mewis became a regular for the USWNT, scoring four goals in 2016 including the one against Germany which clinched the She Believes Cup.
In 2016, she was an alternate for the USWNT at the summer Olympics. The following year, Mewis was a finalist for US Female Player of the Year after she played in every single one of the USWNT's matches on top of having had an impressive NWSL season.
In 2018, Mewis made the USA's squad for the CONCACAF Women's Championship. The following year, she played a crucial role in their triumphant World Cup campaign, playing in six of their seven matches and scoring twice in a 13-0 thrashing of Thailand.
The year 2020 was a particularly productive one for Mewis as she played in eight of the USWNT's nine fixtures, starting six games and scoring four goals. To cap it, she was named the US Soccer Female Player of the Year.
Mewis is the sister of Kristie Mewis, who plays for the Houston Dash and the United States Women's National Team. In December 2018, she married Pat Johnson in Boston, Massachusetts.
Sam Mewis' net worth
According to Sports Illustrated, US Soccer's records filed with the Internal Revenue Service showed that Mewis was paid $247,497 in the 2018 financial year - slightly less than Christen Press, Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelley O'Hara.