Highly regarded as one of the most technically gifted and skillful dribblers on the U.S. Women’s National Team, Heath has parlayed her creativity and confidence with the ball into a key role both as a starter and substitute for the national team. Heath was allocated to Portland Thorns FC via the NWSL National Team allocation process on Jan. 11, 2013.
2013: Joined Thorns FC in mid-July following the completion of her season with Paris Saint-Germain in France ... Named the NWSL championship game Most Valuable Player for her performance in a 2-0 win over Western New York on Aug. 31 ... Tallied the go-ahead goal on a 30-yard free kick in the championship match ... Finished the regular season with three assists in seven appearances (all starts) ... Tallied goals in consecutive NWSL playoff matches ... Recorded her first goal for Thorns FC in a 3-2 win at FC Kansas City in the semifinals of the NWSL Playoffs on Aug. 24 ... Did not play in the regular-season finale on Aug.17 at Seattle ... Tallied an assist in consecutive games from July 28-31 ... Registered her first two career NWSL assists in a 3-3 draw against Chicago on July 28 ... Made her first appearance for Thorns FC, starting and playing 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw against Western New York on July 14.
U.S. National Team
2013: Registered one goal and four assists in nine games (7 starts) in 2013 ... 2012: Heath appeared in 26 matches (16 starts) for the United States during a busy 2012 campaign … Registered three assists in six matches during the 2012 London Olympics … Finished the year with four goals and seven assists, both career highs … 2011: Played in 15 games (2 starts), scoring one goal and adding two assists … Appeared in four matches as a substitute during the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup … Played in the tournament’s quarterfinal, semifinal and final match in her first World Cup at the senior international level … 2010: Missed the year as she recovered from illness and a major ankle injury sustained during the WPS season … 2009: Was named the 2009 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year … Appeared in two matches for the U.S. , both against Canada … 2008: Made her national team debut in March against Finland in the Four Nations Tournament … At 20-years-old, was the youngest player named to the 2008 Beijing Olympics roster … Made three substitute appearances during the tournament … Earned 17 caps for the team during the year … Youth National Teams: Started for the silver medal-winning U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team at the Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007 … Was a standout player during the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup … Also saw time with the U-21, U-17 and U-14 National Teams.
2012: Appeared in one match for the New York Fury of the WPSL Elite … 2011: Played 12 matches for Sky Blue FC, registering one assist … 2010: Was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft by the expansion Atlanta Beat … Played in three matches before suffering a serious ankle injury which would ultimately require surgery … Traded to Sky Blue FC on Dec. 10, 2010.
Won a second consecutive, and third overall, NCAA Championship with North Carolina as a senior in 2009, helping the team to a 23-3-1 record …Was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team … Finished her UNC career with 19 goals and 32 assists … Was the first runner-up for the Hermann Trophy as a senior … Helped lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA Championship as a junior and was named a Second-Team All-American in 2008 … Was named a freshman All-American on North Carolina’s title-winning team in 2006.
Noted for her laid back style and attitude off the field, Heath enjoys playing most sports is also a talented tennis player … Has also tried out her skills on a surfboard and was known to skateboard around campus at UNC … Her juggling and ball trick skills have been featured several times on YouTube with a 2011 video titled “Trick Shot Battle” with Yael Averbuch registered 40,000 hits in four days and is currently nearing the 220,000 views mark.