Emily Sonnett- USA Soccer Team Emily Sonnett- USA Soccer Team

14 Jun , 2019
Emily Sonnett is a former NWSL first overall draft pick selected by the Portland Thorns. She is a multiskilled player, playing the position of defender. This will be Sonnett’s very first USA Women’s World Cup appearance. Emily previously played for the University of Virginia. Her first career goal came against Boston College, which happened to be the game winner. During her freshman year of college, she was ACC All-Freshman and Tournament team. As Sonnett’s college career continued to show her dominance and how good of a player she is until she declared for the draft.

During her stint with the Portland Thorns, Emily has experienced team-highs when winning their second NWSL championship. She has also experienced some lows by not earning consistent call-ups after SheBelieves Cup, while also making some defensive errors in the 2017 season. Because of this, Emily worked on herself physically, mentally and key aspects of her game in order to reach her potential further. Her game continued to develop as she played overseas in Australia’s W-League side Sydney FC. Emily will be looking to make a positive impact on the field for the USA Women’s World Cup team.



Notable Career Highlights:
-2018 NWSL Best XI selection & Named Co-Defender of the Year
-2016 Selected first overall in the 2016 NWSL College Draft, drafted by the Portland Thorn FC
-Earned 34 caps with the U.S. Women’s National Team
-2015 ESPNW National Player of the Year
-2015 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
-2014 College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player

References

https://www.ussoccer.com/players/s/emily-sonnett

https://www.timbers.com/players/emily-sonnett

https://virginiasports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2906

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland-thorns/2018/03/portland_thorns_emily_sonnett.html



Websites for more information:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wtj4dZo25I

https://www.timbers.com/post/2019/05/15/thorns-france-les-portraits-emily-sonnett-survivor

https://www.timbers.com/post/2018/03/13/inside-new-mindset-thorns-fc-defender-emily-sonnett

Emily Sonnett is a former NWSL first overall draft pick selected by the Portland Thorns. She is a multiskilled player, playing the position of defender. This will be Sonnett’s very first USA Women’s World Cup appearance. Emily previously played for the University of Virginia. Her first career goal came against Boston College, which happened to be the game winner. During her freshman year of college, she was ACC All-Freshman and Tournament team. As Sonnett’s college career continued to show her dominance and how good of a player she is until she declared for the draft.

During her stint with the Portland Thorns, Emily has experienced team-highs when winning their second NWSL championship. She has also experienced some lows by not earning consistent call-ups after SheBelieves Cup, while also making some defensive errors in the 2017 season. Because of this, Emily worked on herself physically, mentally and key aspects of her game in order to reach her potential further. Her game continued to develop as she played overseas in Australia’s W-League side Sydney FC. Emily will be looking to make a positive impact on the field for the USA Women’s World Cup team.



Notable Career Highlights:
-2018 NWSL Best XI selection & Named Co-Defender of the Year
-2016 Selected first overall in the 2016 NWSL College Draft, drafted by the Portland Thorn FC
-Earned 34 caps with the U.S. Women’s National Team
-2015 ESPNW National Player of the Year
-2015 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
-2014 College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player

References

https://www.ussoccer.com/players/s/emily-sonnett

https://www.timbers.com/players/emily-sonnett

https://virginiasports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2906

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland-thorns/2018/03/portland_thorns_emily_sonnett.html



Websites for more information:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wtj4dZo25I

https://www.timbers.com/post/2019/05/15/thorns-france-les-portraits-emily-sonnett-survivor

https://www.timbers.com/post/2018/03/13/inside-new-mindset-thorns-fc-defender-emily-sonnett