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.

2014: Appeared in 14 regular season matches (13 starts) for the club after arriving midseason ... Named to the NWSL Second XI ... Selected as Thorns FC's Newcomer of the Year ... Registered five assists as a defender ... Tallied an assist in four consecutive matches from July 13 - 23, establishing a club record for assists in consecutive games ... Recorded he first assist and point for the club in a 7-1 win against FC Kansas City on July 13 ... Made her Thorns FC debut June 7 against the Western New York Flash, earning the start and playing all 90 minutes.

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.