Emily Menges

Number: 2
Position: Defender
Height: 5-7
Born: July 28, 1992, in Garden City, N.Y.
Hometown: Garden City, N.Y.
College: Georgetown University



The team’s third-round pick (No. 25 overall) in the 2014 NWSL College Draft, Menges joins Thorns FC for her rookie season in 2014.

2014: Appeared in 23 regular-season matches during her rookie campaign (22 starts) ... Made her Thorns FC and professional debut April 12, helping the team record a shutout in a 1-0 road win at Houston.

INTERNATIONAL: Called into camp with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team from Dec. 14-21, 2013.

COLLEGE: Concluded her career at Georgetown University as one of the most decorated players in program history earning NSCAA First Team All-American honors as a senior in 2013. The Garden City, N.Y., native was a three-time All-BIG EAST selection and helped captain the Hoyas’ defense to 23 shutouts over her final two seasons, including a school-record 13 clean sheets as a junior in 2012. Over the course of her four-year career, Menges appeared in 84 games (83 starts), scored two goals and helped the Georgetown defense post 40 shutouts. A MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in 2012 and 2013.