Player Details


Bella Bixby


6' 0"

Date of Birth

11.20.1995 (27)


Milwaukie, Ore. United States


Career Summary

Acquired: 2018 NWSL College Draft, 29th pick 

2021: Appeared in her first career playoff game on Nov. 14 against Chicago...An NWSL Sec- ond XI pick...Ranked second in the league with nine shutouts, making 16 starts in her first NWSL regular season...Recorded 45 saves and a 0.69 goals-against average...Added her ninth clean sheet on Oct. 30 against North Carolina...Posted her eighth clean sheet against Houston on Oct. 17...Recorded seventh shutout of the season on Oct. 10 against KC NWSL... Recorded her sixth shutout of the season, making five saves against North Carolina on Sept. 12...Logged three saves, recording her fifth shutout against the Spirit on Aug. 7...Earned fourth shutout of the season on Aug. 1 against Kansas City...Recorded her third shutout of the season on July 24 against Houston...Set a league record for most consecutive shutouts minutes (269) to begin a NWSL regular-season career on July 18 against Orlando...Earned a shutout for a second consecutive match in her home debut on July 11 against Gotham FC... Made her NWSL regular-season debut, recording four saves in a shutout win against Louisville on July 3.  

2020: One of three players to start all four preliminary round matches in the NWSL Challenge Cup...Recorded her second shutout, registering three saves on July 13 against OL Reign...Started for a second straight match, helping log her first career shutout with Portland on July 1 against Chicago...Made her Thorns FC and NWSL debut against North Carolina in the NWSL Challenge Cup opener on June 27, logging four saves.

Earned her first call-up into camp with the USWNT in Nov. 2021...Did not feature in any matches with the USWNT in Australia in Nov. 2021. 

COLLEGE (Oregon State)
2017: Set Oregon State career record with 394 saves...Named CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team...A PAC-12 All-Academic Honorable mention pick...Started 17 games during her senior season, making 97 saves to go along with six shutouts.

2016: Named PAC-12 All-Academic Second Team...Started all 20 matches...Recorded four shutouts, registering 86 saves.

2015: A First team PAC-12 All-Academic selection...Started and played in 18 matches...Recorded five shutouts.

2014: Started 18 games, recording 126 saves...Posted three shutouts.

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