Becky Edwards

Number: 14
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-8
Born: May 22, 1988, in Downingtown, Pa.
Hometown: Downingtown, Pa.
College: Florida State Univ.
Last Club: Kristianstads DFF (Sweden)

 

 

An experienced midfielder domestically and internationally, Edwards signed with Thorns FC as a free agent on Jan. 31, 2013.

2013: Started and played the full 90 minutes in each of the team's first 10 matches before sustaining a season-ending ACL tear in her left knee during training on June 13 ... Named the 2013 Community Player of the Year for her community service in the Portland area ... Wore the captain's armband on June 1 against the Chicago Red Stars.

International
2011:
Edwards was named to her first U.S. Women’s National Team training camp roster in November 2011 … Did not feature for the national team in its friendly against Sweden on Nov. 19, 2011 … Youth National Teams: Captained the United States U-20 Women’s National Team to a first place finish at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile, playing alongside Thorns FC teammate Alex Morgan … Appeared in six matches (5 starts) during the tournament … Played for the U-23 Women’s National Team in 2011, helping the side win the championship of the Four Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain … Began her career with the U-17 Women’s National Team in 2005.

Professional
2012: Recorded two goals in 18 matches (17 starts) while helping Kristianstads DFF of Sweden’s Damallsvenskan earn a fifth-place finish in the league standings … Made two additional appearances in the Swedish Cup, as Kristianstads DFF reached the tournament’s quarterfinals before bowing out to eventual champion Gothenburg … 2011: Won her second WPS championship, appearing in 19 matches and scoring three goals for the Western New York Flash … Shortly after the WPS season concluded, Edwards signed a short-term deal with Hammarby IF in Sweden in an attempt to help salvage the team’s season and keep the club from being relegated … Appeared in seven matches but did not score as the club was relegated to the second division … 2010: Selected as the 12th overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft by FC Gold Pride … Made 25 appearances (21 starts) as a rookie for FC Gold Pride, helping lead the team to a WPS championship … Played with Thorns FC teammates Christine Sinclair and Rachel Buehler with FC Gold Pride.

College
A two-time NSCAA First-Team All-American at Florida State University, Edwards captained the Seminoles and was named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2009 … Finished her collegiate career fifth all-time at FSU in career starts (89) and tied for third in all-time appearances (95) … Became just the second player in school history to record a hat trick on opening day, scoring three times in FSU's 7-0 win over Jacksonville on Aug. 21, 2009.

Personal
Full name is Rebecca … Four-time All-ACC Academic Team.