Academic Majors of US Women Footballers

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academic majors of US women footballers

As the U.S. Men football team (who call it “soccer” by the way), continues to make noise in the ongoing FIFA World Cup, we glimpsed back at the win of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in the Women’s World Cup final. It got us thinking that even though they are great at what they do, what academic majors did they pursue in their younger days? Along with men representing the country in national games, the women’s team has plenty of made their name, as well. So, what about their achievements? Their journey to reach where they are? It’s reported that among the women players in the national team, the most common majors are sociology and communications. Let’s go through this blog to find out some of the academic majors of US Women Footballers. 

Alexandra Blaire Krieger

Academic Majors of US Women Footballers - Alexandra Blaire Krieger

At 38 years of age, Alexandra Blaire Krieger, or Ali Kriege, is a professional football player, and a part of the National Women’s Soccer League in the USA.

Further, the woman is also the oldest first-time representative of women’s soccer as a US Olympian. 

Name Alexandra Blaire Krieger
Academic Major Advertising and Public Relations
School Penn State: The Pennsylvania State University
Current teamNJ/NY Gotham FC
Football position Right back, centre back

Ashlyn Michelle Harris

Academic Majors of US Women Footballers - Ashlun Michelle Harris

A recent former soccer player at the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), Ashlyn Harris, from Florida, United States has been a Goalkeeper. She recently retired on November 14, 2022. Previously, she was part of the winning team at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. 

Name Ashlyn Michelle Harris
Academic Major Communications
School University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Former teamGotham FC
Football position Goalkeeper

Jessica McDonald

Academic Majors of US Women Footballers - Jessica McDonald

An American professional soccer player, Jessica Marie McDonald, at 34 years of age, is also a part of the National Women’s Soccer League. In 2019, along with the other team members, she became a World Champion after being the winner of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Name Jessica Marie McDonald
Academic Major African-American Studies
School University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Current teamWestern United
Football position Forward 

Samantha Mewis

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One of the younger ones, Mewis is 30 years old, having been a professional football player for the USA, and being a part of the national team. She graduated from one of the most esteemed schools as mentioned in the table below. Furthermore, she has also won three National Women’s Soccer League titles.

Name Samantha June Mewis
Academic Major English
School University of California, Los Angeles
Current teamKansas City Current
Football position Midfielder

Christen Annemarie Press

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From California, United States, this professional football player is the first American in history to win the Golden Boot award. Not only that but she has also academically and professionally been an ace, having graduated from Stanford University.

Name Christen Annemarie Press
Academic Major Communications
School Stanford University 
Current teamAngel City
Football position Forward

Alex Morgan

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Alexandra Morgan Carrasco, a 33-year-old woman is the captain of San Diego Wave FC which is the part of National Women’s Soccer League. Once, she was even named the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year. Further, she has also been of the names in the list of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019 and 2022.

Name Alexandra Morgan Carrasco
Academic Major Political Economy of Industrial Societies
School University of California, Berkeley
Current teamSan Diego Wave
Football position Striker

Morgan Brian

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Morgan Paige Gautrat, or Morgan Brian, is one of the youngest football players in the national team. At 22 years of age, she was in fact the youngest at the 2015 World Cup. She has already made almost 100 appearances in the game. 

Name Morgan Paige Brian
Academic Major Kinesiology
School University of Virginia
Current teamChicago Red Stars
Football position Midfielder

More US Women Footballers: Academic Majors 

The aforementioned is not all, the below are some more women football players with academic majors!

Name of the PlayerAcademic Major University 
Kelley O’HaraScience, Technology, and SocietyStanford University 
Megan RapinoeSociologyUniversity of Portland 
Abby DahlkemperSociologyUCLA 
Adrianna FranchGraphic Design and Web Page DevelopmentOklahoma State University


How many colleges in the US have women’s soccer?

There are more than 1,500 soccer colleges with women’s teams.

Which country is the best at women’s football?


What was Alex Morgan’s major?

Political Economy

How about that? Women surely ace the best of both worlds! What do you think? If you are a fan of the game but also want to pursue an academic career, you can consult Leverage Edu experts to share with you just the right guidance! Call us immediately at 1800 57 2000 for a free 30-minute counselling session.

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