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Shea Groom

Shea Groom

American association football player
Shea Groom
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Quick Facts

Intro American association football player
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 4 March 1993, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, USA
Age 28 years
Star sign Pisces
Sports Teams
FC Kansas City
United States women's national under-23 soccer team
Sky Blue FC
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Shea Groom (born March 4, 1993) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League.

Groom played collegiate soccer for Texas A&M Aggies before starting her professional career with FC Kansas City in 2015. She was traded to Sky Blue FC after FC Kansas City ceased operations in 2018, before joining Seattle Reign FC in 2019.

Groom is a former United States youth international. She received her first call-up to the full national team in October 2016 but has yet to win a cap.

Early life

Born in Liberty, Missouri to Kelly and Lesa Groom, Groom attended Liberty High School where she led the girls' soccer team to a state championship and was named Missouri's Player of the Year in 2010. She was named Gatorade Missouri Player of the year twice in 2010 and 2011. Groom was a NSCAA High School Girls' All-America Soccer Team selection and named NSCAA State Player of the Year in 2010. In 2011, she was named All-American by ESPN Rise.

Collegiate career

Groom played collegiate soccer with Texas A&M Aggies. She capped a decorated college career with 16 goals and seven assists in 26 matches in 2014. She ranked third in the Southeastern Conference and 19th in the nation for goals, which helped her win the SEC Offensive Player of the Year award.

She recorded 41 goals and 25 assists in 84 career matches for the Aggies.

Club career

FC Kansas City, 2015–2017

Groom was selected by FC Kansas City as the 12th overall pick of the 2015 NWSL College Draft. She made her debut for Kansas City against Sky Blue FC on 12 April 2015.

Shea scored her first goal for Kansas City in a 0–2 win over Houston Dash on 2 May 2015.

Groom was named Player of the Week for week 13 of the 2015 National Women's Soccer League season after recording one goal and two assists against the Boston Breakers. She was also named the team's rookie of the year for 2015.

Groom appeared in the 2015 NWSL Championship game as a second half substitute, FC Kansas City won the Championship with a 1–0 win over the Seattle Reign.

Sky Blue FC, 2018

On December 29, 2017 it was announced that Utah Royals had traded Groom along with teammate Christina Gibbons to Sky Blue FC and the no. 4 overall selection in the 2018 NWSL College Draft. The New Jersey club has acquired the players in exchange for the defender Kelley O’Hara, midfielder Taylor Lytle and the no. 25 overall pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.

Reign FC, 2019

On January 15, 2019, Reign FC acquired Groom from Sky Blue FC.

Houston Dash, 2020–present

On February 3, 2020, Houston Dash acquired Groom, Megan Oyster, and a conditional draft pick from Reign FC in exchange for Sofia Huerta and Amber Brooks.

International career

Groom has represented the United States at various youth levels. She played for the under-23 national team at the 2015 La Manga Tournament. She started in all three matches and scored the first goal of the 2–0 victory over Norway.

In October 2016, Groom received her first call-up to the United States women's national soccer team for a pair of friendlies against Switzerland. She did not play in either game.

Personal life

Groom's older sister, Kami, is a competitive ultimate player and has represented the United States on various national teams.

Club statistics

As of unknown date.
Club Season League Playoffs Total
Apps Assists Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Kansas City 2015 13 2 4 2 0 15 4
2016 19 0 8 19 8
2017 22 6 5 22 5
Total 54 8 17 2 0 56 17
Sky Blue FC 2018 13 1 1 13 1
Career total 67 9 18 2 0 69 18

Honors

FC Kansas City

  • NWSL Championship: 2015

Individual

  • NWSL Second XI: 2016
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 10 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0790344/
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2013066697
https://viaf.org/viaf/315534041
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no2013066697
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