Megan Oyster - Defender

Name: Megan Oyster
Pronunciation: OY-stir
Position: Defender
Height: 5-8
Jersey number: 4
Date of birth: Sept. 3, 1992
Age: 25
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
Citizenship: USA
College: UCLA
Last club: Washington Spirit
How acquired: Acquired via trade on Nov. 17, 2016.
Follow on Twitter: @MeganOyster

Professional: In 2017, played in 23 games for the Breakers (2,070 minutes) ... Had a team-high 94 clearances ... In 2016, started 15 regular season matches for the Spirit, including the NWSL Championship  … 2015: Drafted by the Spirit with the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft … Played every minute of the 2015 season, becoming the first Spirit player to do so … Scored one goal … Voted Defender of the Year and Newcomer of the Year for the Spirit … During the Spirit offseason, played for Newcastle Jets in the Westfield W-League in Australia.

International: Called up to the full U.S. Women's National Team for the first time in April 2017 ... Has two caps with the U.S. ... Earned her first cap on April 6, 2017, coming on in the 68th minute for Kelley O'Hara in a win over Russia ... Member of the Under-18 and Under-20 U.S. National Team pools … Brought in to the U-18/U-20 Super Camp in January of 2009 … Also called into camp with the U-20s in June 2011 … Became involved with the U.S. National Team Program at the U-15 level … Traveled to Brazil with the U-16s.

College: Attended UCLA…2014: Leader on the Bruin defense that recorded a 0.245 goals against average, shut out a school-record 19 opponents and allowed just six goals (also a school record) and 55 shots on goal all season … Started all 24 games and played 2,061 minutes … Scored the Bruins’ first goal of the season against Maryland and added an assist on the game-winning goal against Loyola Marymount … Honorable mention All-Pac-12 honoree … Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week Aug. 26 … Received Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors for the second-straight season. 2013: Named to the College Cup All-Tournament team … Provided the assist on the championship-winning goal in overtime against Florida State … Played in 26 games with 18 starts … Ranked fourth on the team in minutes played with 1999 … Earned Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament honors … Honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic honoree. 2012: Played in 22 of 23 matches … Member of a UCLA defense that surrendered just 13 goals all season (first in the Pac-12) … Also helped the Bruins rank first in the conference in goals against average (0.55) and shutouts (14) … Recorded an assist in UCLA’s NCAA second round victory against Kentucky. 2011: Played in 18 of 21 matches, making seven starts … Member of a UCLA defense that surrendered just 12 goals all season (2nd in the Pac-12) … Also helped the Bruins rank second in the conference in goals against average (0.55) and shutouts (13) … Finished the season with one goal for two points … Lone goal, a game winner, came in a 1-0 home victory over Rutgers … Took seven shots on the season.

Personal: Full name is Megan Leigh Oyster … Parents are Bryan and Cindy Oyster … Older sister is Emily … Mother played softball and volleyball at Northern Illinois University … Cousin, Brittany Bock, played soccer at Notre Dame and has played with the U.S. Women’s National Team … Majored in sociology.

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