Stephanie Catley

Number: 4
Position: Defender
Height: 5-8
Born: Jan. 26, 1994, in Melbourne, Australia
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
College: N/A
Last Club: Melbourne Victory (Australia)



A highly touted defender for the Australia Women’s National Team, Catley helped captain the Melbourne Victory to the 2013-14 Australia W-League championship and signed with Thorns FC on Feb. 17, 2014.

2013-14: Team captain for the Melbourne Victory, the defender helped guide the team to the Australia W-League championship in February ... Earned her 50th career appearance for the Victory during the season ... Scored one goal in 14 appearances during Melbourne’s championship season ... 2012-13: Registered three goals for Melbourne in 12 league appearances ... Helped lead the Victory to the league’s championship game, falling to Sydney FC in the final ... Named W-League Young Player of the Year.

2011-12: Appeared in all 10 regular-season matches for Melbourne, reaching the league’s semifinals round.

2010-11: Appeared in all 10 regular-season matches as Melbourne reached the W-League semifinals ... Scored Melbourne’s lone goal in a semifinal loss against Sydney.

2009-10: Made her professional debut for Melbourne as a 15-year-old on Oct. 3, 2009, against Perth Glory ... Appeared in five matches (3 starts) during her first professional season.

INTERNATIONAL: 2014: Helped lead Australia to a seventh-place finish at the 2014 Cyprus Cup ... 2013: Appeared in several international friendly matches for the Matildas ... Named Australia U-20 Footballer of the Year ... 2012: Made her senior international debut with the Australia Women’s National Team on June 24, 2012, earning Player of the Match honors in a 1-1 draw against rival New Zealand in Wollongong,
Australia ... Named Australia U-20 Footballer of the Year.