Name: Stephanie Verdoia
Jersey number: 22
Date of birth: Jan. 2, 1993
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
College: Seattle University
Last club: Seattle University
How acquired: Signed on April 6, 2015
Professional: In 2016, played a career-high 10 games, starting five ... Logged 453 minutes, also a career best ... Took six shots, three of which landed on goal ... In 2015 with the Breakers, made eight appearances (one start) ... Tallied three shots, including one shot on goal in 186 minutes ... Made her professional debut and first start on April 26, 2015, a 3-2 win at home against the Houston Dash.
College: Played four years at Seatle University ... Started all 83 games she appeared in and finished with 51 career goals and 30 career assists ... A two-time Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year (2013, 2014) ... Finished as the career leader in goals (51) and points (132) ... Was the Redhawks’ single-season leader in goals scored in 2014 (22), which also placed her second in the nation in Division 1 college soccer ... Named to the NSCAA All-American Third Team in 2014 ... Received both the prestigious Senior CLASS Award as well as the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year Award during her senior season of 2014 ... Named Female Sports Star of the Year at the Seattle Sports Commission’s 2015 MTR Western Seattle Sports Star of the Year Awards in January ... NSCAA Scholar All-America First Team selection in 2014 and Third Team in 2013 ... As a junior in 2013, named NSCAA/Continental Tire All-West Region Second Team ... Named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team ... Tallied a combined 14 goals and 5 assists during her freshmen and sophomore seasons.
International: Invited to play with U.S. U-23 Women's National Team in La Manga, Spain (Feb. 21-Mar. 3) during the Six Nations Tournament ... It was her debut in the U.S. Women's National Team system ... Played in two of the three matches for the U.S. in La Manga and tallied one assist. It came in a 2-0 win over Norway on Feb. 28, 2015.
Scholastic/Club: A 2011 graduate of Brighton High School … four-year varsity letterwinner and three-year starter … helped lead the Bengals to an undefeated record and state championship in 2010 … Scored a school-record 27 goals as a senior … named the 2010-11 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year … named an ESPN Rise Utah All-Star in 2011 … named Most Valuable Player by both the Salt Lake Tribune and the Desert News in 2010 … finished her prep career with 58 goals and 40 assists, which included 30 career game-winning goals ... Played club soccer for Sparta Premier from 2001-11 … helped lead team to championships at the Utah State Cup (2010), the Region IV USYSA Tournament (2010) and the San Diego Surf Cup (2010) … led Utah Premier League in goals scored in both 2006 and 2008 … was a five-year member of the Utah State Olympic Development Team from 2005-10.
Personal: Born Stephanie Ann Verdoia in Salt Lake City ... youngest daughter of Carol and Ken Verdoia … has one older sister, Mandy … pursuing a degree in political science and a career in law … enjoys traveling, reading and photography.