Emily Menges

Emily Menges
Emily Menges
Emily Menges
Defender
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Real Name: Emily Menges
HT: 5' 7"
Pronunciation: men-guess
Age: 28 (07/28/1992)
Hometown: Garden City, N.Y.

2019-20: Helped guide the Melbourne Victory to the W-League playoffs, starting and playing 90 minutes in their semifinal match against Sydney FC...Started and played in 13 matches for the Victory.

2019: Appeared in 19 games, making 19 starts...Played 1,665 minutes without committing a foul during the regular season...Started her 15th consecutive match on Oct. 12 against Washington...Surpassed 10,000 career minutes on Sept. 11 against the North Carolina Courage...Started her ninth match of the season, playing all 90 minutes against Houston on Aug. 3...Started her fifth game of the season, logging 45 minutes against Houston on June 29...Played in her 100th career game for Portland on May 18 at Washington...Made her season debut, starting and playing all 90 minutes on May 11 against Orlando.

2018: Named to the NWSL Second XI...Named Co-Defender of the Year and Community MVP...Appeared in 15 matches (all starts)...Started and played in both NWSL playoff matches...Started nine consecutive matches to conclude the regular season (July 6-Sept. 7)...Made her 95th career start, second most in club history, against Sky Blue FC on Aug. 22...Started and played 90 minutes in five consecutive matches (May 19-June 22)...Made her first appearance of the season, starting and playing 45 minutes against Orlando on May 12.

2017: Named to the NWSL Second XI...Started and played all 180 minutes in both of Portland's NWSL playoff matches, including a shutout victory in the NWSL Championship match against the North Carolina Courage on Oct. 14...Appeared in 23 matches (all starts), logging 2,063 minutes...Started 41 consecutive regular-season matches, snapping that streak on Sept. 10 against Boston...Logged 3,683 consecutive minutes, spanning from April 17, 2016-Sept. 2, 2017, before subbing out in the 83rd minute against Washington...Made her 80th career appearance on the road against Seattle on Aug. 26...Surpassed 6,000 career minutes played on the road against Sky Blue FC on June 3. 

2016: Named to the NWSL Best XI...Selected as the Supporters’ Player of the Year and Team MVP...The only player to start all 20 games this season and play every minute of every match...Reached 4,000 career minutes played in Portland’s win against the Spirit on May 21 becoming the third Thorns FC player in club history to reach this mark...Earned her 40th career start for Thorns FC, playing 90 minutes in a 2-1 win against Orlando on April 17. 

2015: Started and played in 17 of Portland’s 20 matches ...Made 25 consecutive starts spanning from July 13, 2014-Aug. 12, 2015... Surpassed 3,000 career minutes played for Portland against Seattle on July 22...Played in her 40th game for Thorns FC on the road against FC Kansas City on Aug. 12...Had a stretch of 1,223 consecutive minutes without committing a foul, dating back to July 20, 2014 through the second half of Portland’s match against Houston on June 6, 2015.

2014: The team’s third-round pick (No. 25 overall) in the 2014 NWSL College Draft...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
Earned her first invitation to camp with the U.S. Women's National Team in November 2016...Called into camp with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team from Dec. 14-21, 2013.

College (Georgetown University)

2013:
Earned NSCAA First Team All-American honors...MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist...An All-BIG EAST First Team selection...Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year...Appeared in 21 games, making 19 starts.

2012: Appeared in 18 games, starting 17...An All-BIG EAST First Team selection...Scored one goal and had one assist...Her lone goal came in a win over Columbia ...One of the key members of a defensive backline that set a school record with 13 shutouts...A MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist.

2011: Starter in all 21 games...Second on the team in minutes played (1,826)....Continued growth as one of the best defenders in the league on a unit that posted eight shutouts... A BIG EAST Academic All-Star selection.

2010: A starter in all 24 games...An All-BIG EAST Rookie selection...Led the team in minutes played as a freshman (2,227)...A leader on a defensive unit that posted nine shutouts and was tied for third in the league in goals allowed (0.83).
 


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