Christen Westphal - Defender

Name: Christen Westphal
Pronunciation: WEST-fall
Position: Defender
Height: 5-6
Jersey number: 20
Date of birth: Sept. 2, 1993
Age: 24
Hometown: Brecksville, Ohio
Citizenship: USA
College: University of Florida
Last club: University of Florida
How acquired: Signed on March 29, 2016.
Follow on Twitter: @cwestphal20
 
Professional: In 2017 with the Breakers, appeared in 13 games, logging 1,129 minutes ... Tallied one assist. It came on July 15 on the road in Seattle, a 1-1 tie against the Reign ... In 2016 with the Breakers, started seven of the 13 matches she appeared in ... Logged 579 minutes ... Scored her first professional goal. It came on the road against the Western New York Flash on June 24, 2016.
 
College: In 2015 with the University of Florida, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America first team … NSCAA South Region first team …Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year … All-SEC every year of collegiate career, including three consecutive appearances on first team … Gators tri-captain … Played the entirety of 21 matches as center back … Led Gators with 13 assists, which was first in the SEC and tied for fourth in the nation … That total also tied for fifth on Florida Season Records Chart … Third among Gators with 19 points – the most ever in a season by a Gator defender ... In 2014, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region and All-Southeastern Conference first-team for second consecutive year … Played entirety of 17 of 23 matches at center back… Second among the Gators with average of 87.3 minutes per match… Among the 63 players listed for the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List ... In 2013, named to the NSCAA All-America second team… NSCAA South Region first team… All-SEC first-team and SEC All-Tournament selection… Named to College Sports Madness All-America fourth team… Started every match at center back… Led Gators with average of 89.04 minutes per match ... In 2012, named to the NSCAA All-South Region third team… Southeastern Conference second team and also named to SEC Freshman team… SEC All-Tournament selection, playing the entirety of the Gators’ three matches… Appeared on Soccer America’s All-Freshman second team.

International: Named to U.S. Under-23 team for 2015 Four Nations Tournament played in Norway at end of May…Played entirety of each of the three matches at Four Nations Tournament ... Attended U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team camp at U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California in December of 2013 and May of 2014 ... Part of 2011-12 U.S. Under-18 National Team player pool.

Scholastic/club: Traveled to Portugal with regional Olympic Development Program (ODP) team … Member of Region II ODP team for three years … Among TopDrawerSoccer.com’s final 2012 Top 100 National Players list … Played with Cleveland Internationals soccer club, which won five state titles in six years … Coached by Zdravko Popovic at Cleveland Internationals ... Four-year member of Walsh Jesuit High School team, which topped the final 2010 Powerade Fab 50 ESPN National Rankings… Walsh Jesuit also won the 2010 Division 1 Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championship… Coached by Dino McIntyre at Walsh Jesuit H.S… Awarded girls soccer player of the year honor by the Touchdown Club of Greater Akron in January of 2012… Named to 2011 Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association Division II All-State first team as a senior… 2011 NSCAA All-Region team… Academic All-State honor… Also lettered in varsity basketball, playing through sophomore year.

Personal: Born Cristen Joan Westphal ... daughter of Dave and Kathy Westphal ... Has two siblings. Older brother, Chase, played baseball throughout college. Younger sister, Claire, dances competitively.

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