Player Details


Meleana Shim


5' 4"

Date of Birth

9.25.1991 (31)


2023 MLS Regular Season
2023 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

2017: Appeared in her fifth game of the season, making her second start of 2017 and the 45th of her Thorns FC career, while becoming the fourth player in club history to surpass 4,000 career minutes played, in the team’s match against Seattle on July 1...Earned her first start of the season, logging 62 minutes against FC Kansas City on June 28...Made her 70th career appearance for Portland as a substitute against North Carolina on April 22...One of two players (Allie Long) to appear in all five of Portland’s home openers since its first season in NWSL in 2013, logging 21 minutes as a substitute against Orlando on April 15. 

2016: Made her 14th appearance of the season as a second-half sub against Houston on Sept. 7 ... Made her 13th appearance of the season, coming on as a second-half substitute in against Boston on Sept. 4 ... Made her 11th appearance of the season, and her ninth start, playing 90 minutes against Seattle on July 30, tallying the game-winning assist ... Logged 72 minutes, making her sixth start of the season against Sky Blue FC on July 2 ... Started and played 90 minutes against Seattle on May 29 ... Appeared as a second-half sub against Washington on May 21, making her 60th career appearance for the club ... Made three consecutive starts (May 1-14) ... Logged 15 minutes in a substitute role against FC Kansas City on April 23 ... Made her 55th career appearance for Portland, second most in Thorns FC history, starting and playing 58 minutes against Orlando on April 17.

2015: Finished the season with four goals and four assists, playing in 18 games (13 starts) ... Signed a loan deal to play for Iga FC in the Nadeshiko League in the offseason ... Tallied an assist in a 3-2 loss on the road against the Western NY Flash on Sep. 4 ... Scored her fourth goal of the season against Boston on Aug. 5 ... Made her 50th career appearance for Thorns FC, logging 16 minutes as second-half sub against Western New York on July 29 ... Appeared as a second-half sub against Seattle on July 22 ... Started 11 consecutive matches from April 11 to July 11 ... Tallied a goal and an assist in Portland’s 2-2 draw against the Washington Spirit on May 9 ... Scored the game-tying goal in the 47th minute of a 2-2 draw, her second goal of the season, against Chicago on April 25 ... Tallied a goal and two assists against Boston on April 11, becoming the fifth Thorns FC player to register a multi-assist game. 

2014: Appeared in 14 regular-season matches (seven starts) ... Registered two assists ... Played 19 minutes as a second-half sub and tallied her first assist of the season in a 3-1 win over FC Kansas City April 26 ... Tallied an assist as a substitute in a 7-1 win against FC Kansas City on July 13.

2013: Named the team’s 2013 Newcomer of the Year after tallying five goals and two assists in 19 appearances (17 starts) during her first professional season in 2013 ... Ranked third on the team with 12 points ... Started each of the team’s two NWSL playoff games ... Became the first Thorns FC player to score a goal in four straight matches (July 14-31) ... Scored in the 65th minute of a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC on July 31, adding an assist in the match ... Scored in the 55th minute of a 3-3 draw with Chicago on July 28 ... Tallied the game-winning goal in the 86th minute of a 2-1 win at Boston on July 21 ... Scored the game-tying goal in a 1-1 draw against Western New York on July 14 ... Tallied her first professional goal in the 66th minute of a 2-0 win over Seattle on June 16, adding her first professional assist on the game’s opening goal, becoming the second Thorns FC player to record three or more points in a match (1g, 1a) ... Was one of just two Thorns FC players to record a goal and an assist (3pts) in a match for Portland in 2013.

INTERNATIONAL: 2014: Helped lead the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team to the Six Nations Tournament championship, scoring a goal in a 2-1 win over Norway in the final ... 2013: Was invited to training camp with the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team in December ... 2012: Selected to the roster for a three-game trip to Norway with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team in June ... Appeared in both matches for the U-23s in the Three Nations Tournament (June 15 vs. Sweden, June 17 vs. Norway) as the United States won the competition ... Started and played 90 minutes in a friendly against Norway on June 19 ... Called into training camp with the U-23s from May 13-20.

COLLEGE: 2012: Registered three goals and one assist in 19 games for the Broncos ... Tallied the opening goal in a 2-1 win against Long Beach State in the first round of the NCAA tournament ... Served as team captain during her senior season at Santa Clara ... Named to the NCAA Division I Women’s All-West Regional third team ... 2011: Was an All-West Coast Conference second-team selection as a junior, recording four goals and four assists in 21 games ... Converted all three of her penalty kick attempts during the season ... 2010: Named to the All-WCC honorable mention list as a sophomore ... Scored one goal and added three assists during the season ... Was one of just four players to appear in all 22 games for Santa Clara, totaling 1,660 minutes played ... 2009: As a true freshman, appeared in 20 of the team’s 23 matches during the year ... Scored her first collegiate goal on Oct. 1, 2009, against Stanford ... Played in all three NCAA tournament matches for the Broncos, including a start against Oklahoma State in a Second Round victory.

PERSONAL: Pronounced “mel-LAY-ah-na” ... Goes by “Mana” (MAH-nah) ... Enjoys yoga (with her mom) and surfing (with her dad), hiking, reading, meditating and coaching youth soccer ... Volunteers with various organizations when she can.