Player Details


Emily Sonnett


5' 7"

Date of Birth

11.25.1993 (30)


Career Summary

2019: Named NWSL Second XI...Appeared in 13 games, making 12 starts...Tallied two goals...Made her 13th appearance overall and her 12th start of the season on Oct. 12 against Washington...Tallied her second goal of the season on Aug. 17 against Washington...Made her first appearance since returning from the World Cup, logging 21 minutes as a substitute on July 19 at Utah...Scored her first goal of the season at Sky Blue FC on April 28.

2018: Played in 20 games (all starts) during the regular season, tallying one goal and one assist...An NWSL Best XI selection...Named Co-Defender of the Year...Started and played in 20 matches, tallying a goal and assist...Recorded her first assist of the season on July 15 against Houston...Tallied her first goal of the season on May 5 against Seattle...Logged 3,420 consecutive minutes, spanning Aug. 27, 2016-May 19, 2018 across 38 games.

2017-18: Played with Sydney FC in the W-League during the NWSL offseason...Appeared in 11 matches (9 starts), helping lead Sydney FC to the Grand Final...Tallied a goal and one assist...Recorded the game-winning assist in a 3-2 semifinal win over the Newcastle Jets to help send Sydney FC through to the Grand Final...One of four players to start all 24 matches, playing every minute (2,160) during the regular season...Selected as the club's Defender of the Year....Recorded three goals and one assist...Registered the game-winning assist in the NWSL Championship match on Oct. 14 against the North Carolina Courage...Tallied her second career NWSL playoff goal, starting and playing 90 minutes against Orlando on Oct. 7...Started and played 90 minutes in all 24 regular-season matches...Tallied three goals and one assist...Named to the NWSL Team of the Month for August...Recorded a goal, her third of the season, and the first assist of her NWSL career on Sept. 2 against Washington...Scored her second goal of the season against Chicago on Aug. 12...Tallied her second career goal, her first in the regular season, against Houston on Aug. 5...Named to the NWSL Team of the Month for April.

2016: Selected first overall in the 2016 NWSL College Draft ... Started and played 90 minutes in all of her 15 appearances this season for Portland ... Scored her first professional goal in the semifinal round of the NWSL playoffs against the Western New York Flash ... Became the third rookie in team history to start in a Thorns FC home opener, logging 90 minutes in her NWSL and Thorns FC debut against Orlando on April 17.

Has earned 41 caps with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

2019: Appeared in 14 matches, making eight starts...Tallied two assists...Made her World Cup debut against Chile on June 16 as a substitute...Started and logged two assists against Australia on April 4...Appeared in two matches during the SheBelieves Cup.

2018: Played in 14 matches (9 starts), recording one assist...Appeared in three matches (1 start) during the 2018 Women's Concacaf Championship, helping the USWNT earn a berth in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup...Started all three matches in the Tournament of Nations...Started in a pair of matches against Mexico on April 5 and 8...Played in two matches at the SheBelieves Cup, starting in a win against England on March 7...Made her first appearance for the USWNT since 2016, entering the match as a second-half substitute against Denmark on Jan. 21. 

2016: Selected as an alternate for the 2016 Rio Olympics Has appeared in five games, earning three starts...Logged 90 minutes in a starting role against England at the SheBelieves Cup.

2015: Earned her first call-up to the U.S. Women’s National Team during the Victory Tour...Started and played 90 minutes, earning her first cap on Oct. 25 against Brazil ... Appeared in three additional games as a substitute.

Youth international: Played with the U23s in 2012, 2013 and 2014, appearing in three games...Played one match with the U18s in 2011.

College (Virginia)
2015: Named ESPNW National Player of the Year...A finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy...Honda Award nominee...Earned First-Team All-American, All-Region and All-ACC honors...Selected as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year...Started all 21 matches, tallying three goals and one assist.

2014: Helped lead Virginia to the Women’s College Cup Final...Named Most Outstanding Defensive Player at the Women’s College Cup...Earned Third-Team All-American honors...Named First-Team All-Region and All-ACC...Started all 26 games, registering five goals and three assists.

2013: Earned First-Team All-Region and All-ACC accolades...Started all 26 games and set a Virginia single-season record with 2,341 minutes played...Tallied two goals and five assists.

2012: Appeared in all 24 games for the Cavaliers, making 16 starts...Earned Third-Team All-Region honors...Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team.