All About Dansby Swanson Girlfriend, Mallory Swanson

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Regarding athletes’ girlfriends and wives, they usually gain fame solely based on their partner’s popularity. However, some athletes have girlfriends who are equally accomplished and well-known in their respective fields.

Dansby Swanson’s wife, Mallory Swanson, is a perfect example. Pugh is a highly regarded soccer player representing the United States internationally, earning numerous awards and championships, including the coveted FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019.

While Swanson has been making waves in baseball, Mallory dominates on the soccer field. This power couple has been making headlines; people can’t appreciate them enough.

MLB player Dansby Swanson with his wife Mallory Swanson
MLB player Dansby Swanson With His Wife Mallory Swanson (Source: NYpost)

The couple just got married, but their love story is even fascinating. So, how did this power couple meet? Make sure to read till the end to figure it out.

Furthermore, this article will delve deeper into Dansby Swanson’s girlfriend, Mallory Swanson’s early life, career, interesting facts, etc. But, before that, let’s quickly glance at her quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Mallory Swanson
Birth Name Mallory Diane Pugh
Date of Birth April 29, 1998
Age 25 Years Old
Birth Place Littleton, Colorado, United States
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Height 5 ft 4 inches/ 1.63m/163 cm
Weight 126 lbs /57 kg
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Father’s Name Horace Pugh
Mother’s Name Karen Pugh
Siblings Brianna Pugh (older sister)
High School Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch (2016)
Education University Dropout
University The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Marital Status Married
Spouse Dansby Swanson 
Children None
Marriage Year 2022
Profession Soccer player
Position Forward
Leagues National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)
Debut Year 2016
Playing Teams
  • Washington Spirit (2017-2019)
  • Sky Blue FC (2020)
  • Chicago Red Stars (2021- present)
Jersey Number 9 (Chicago Red Stars)
Notable Awards
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup (2019)
  • SheBelieves Cup Top Scorer (2023)
Net Worth Approx 2 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update April 2024

Early Life & Education

Mallory Swanson was born Mallory Pugh on 29th April 1998, in Littleton, Colorado, to Karen and Horace Pugh.

She has an older sister Brianna Pugh, and they grew up together in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Her parents were both athletes; her mother was a long-distance runner, while her father ran track and played football.

Mallory started playing soccer at the tender age of four. She dreamed of playing on the national team and representing her country internationally.

Her dream and passion fueled her to pursue her soccer career at a young age. In her school book, she says,

I want to be on the USA soccer team and win a gold medal

Swanson graduated from Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch in 2016. She was already a star in her high school, garnering popularity and several awards and achievements.

After finishing high school, there were rumors that Swanson had turned down college to play in the National League, but his father denied all this rumor.

She got a soccer scholarship and joined the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins, but after playing three games, she dropped out to go professional.

Age, Height & Weight

Born in 1998, Mallory is 25 years old as of 2024.

For her physical appearance, she is around 1.63 m tall and weighs about 126 lbs (57 kg).

Professional Career

Mallory Pugh has had a successful soccer career with many accomplishments. She debuted for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team in 2016.

She was just 17 when she played in an international friendly match against Ireland but scored a last-minute winning goal in the 83rd minute of the game.

This winning goal significantly boosted her career, and she quickly joined a roster team representing the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

There, she scored her first-ever Olympic goal making her the youngest American player to score a goal in an Olympic game.

Mallory Swampson with gold medal for FIFA World cup.
Mallory Swampson, with the gold medal for FIFA World Cup, Made Her Childhood Dream Come True (Source: Facebook)

Furthermore, Mallory represented the United States and won a gold medal at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament.

In 2017, Mallory Pugh signed with Washington Spirit for her club career and played until 2019. She then played for Sky Blue F.C. in 2020 before being traded to the Chicago Red Stars in 2021.

Awards & Achievements

Dansby Swanson’s girlfriend, Mallory, has received numerous awards and recognition for her achievements in soccer. Here are some of her notable awards and accomplishments:

  • Named as Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year in 2015.
  • Two-time U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
  • Two-time NSCAA Youth Girls National Player of the Year for 2014 and 2015
  • 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship
  • Gold at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • Washington Spirit’s Most Valuable Player for the 2020 NWSL Fall Series.
  • SheBelieves Cup Top scorer in 2023

Short Glance At Dansby Swanson

Dansby Swanson is a famous baseball player who plays shortstop for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

He was born on February 11, 1994, in Kennesaw, Georgia, to parents who are former college athletes from Troy University.

Swanson grew up supporting the Atlanta Braves and was a two-sport athlete in high school, earning the nickname “Three-point Swanson” for his basketball skills.

In 2012, he was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 38th round of the MLB Draft but decided to play college baseball for Vanderbilt Commodores instead.

It was his best decision since he rose to fame with his college baseball.

Dansby Swanson
Dansby Swanson (Source: Pinterest)

He earned several honors and achievements, including the 2014 College World Series Most Outstanding Player award as the Commodores won their first-ever national championship.

In 2015, he shifted back to shortstop and won the Brooks Wallace Award for being the best collegiate baseball player.

In 2015, Swanson joined the Arizona Diamondbacks after being selected first overall in the MLB Draft. But, later, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves.

Nonetheless, Swanson made his MLB debut in 2016. Today Dansby is well known as Brave’s shortstop. He won the World Series in 2021 with the Braves, their first since 1995.

The Swanson Lovestory 

Mallory Swanson and Dansby Swanson’s love story is a fascinating one. Imagine finding your soulmate at your sister’s wedding, and that’s exactly what happened to Mallory Swanson.

When her sister tied the knot with Dansby Swanson’s former teammate, Jace Peterson, little did Mallory know that she was about to meet the love of her life.

Mallory and Dansby met for the first time at the wedding but hit it off instantly. Before they knew it, they were already dating.

Fast forward to 2021, and Mallory and Dansby had been dating for a while, and their love was as strong as ever.

Then, Dansby’s team won the World Series, and he knew it was time to take their relationship to the next level.

So, Dansby got down on one knee and proposed to Mallory, and she said yes!

The Fairytale Marriage

Dansby Swanson and Mallory Swanson tied their knot on 10th December 2022 at Ritz Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia.

Mallory and Swanson’s wedding was nothing short of a fairy tale! They opted for a modern affair with classic touches, and they looked like a prince and princess straight out of a fairytale.

Mallory Swampson and Dansby Swanson on their wedding day
Mallory Swampson and Dansby Swanson on Their Wedding Day (Source: People)

After the wedding, Dansby took to Instagram to share some photos of the special day, writing,

“For the very first timeā€¦ Mr. and Mrs. Swanson!”

To which Mallory replied in all caps, “MY HUSBAND!”


Mallory and Dansby are a just-married couple. They don’t have any children, nor have they shared any pregnancy news.

But, very soon, we can expect a tiny version of theirs. Stay tuned! We’ll update you whenever we hear the good news.

Net Worth & Salary

Mallory Swanson’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million as of April 2024. She earns well from her career as a professional soccer player and brand endorsements.

Similarly, her husband Dansby’s net worth is around $5 million.

Interesting Facts About Mallory Swanson

  • Mallory is the youngest player ever to score a goal for the United States women’s national team, doing so at the age of 17.
  • She does not like the color pink and hello kitty.
  • She has a huge scar on her forehead which she got in her childhood when she fell from a monkey bar. 
  • Mallory grew up playing soccer with her older sister Brianna, who also went on to play college soccer.
  • She officially changed her name to Mallory Swampson after getting married.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What injury does Mallory Swanson have?

Mallory Swanson had a patella tendon tear on the left knee while she became the top scorer in USWNT. With a recovery timeline of 6-12 months, this injury means that Swanson will almost certainly miss out on representing her country at the Women's World Cup in 2023.

What is Mallory Swanson's real name?

Mallory Swanson's real name is Mallory Pugh. She changed her name after her marriage to his husband, Dansby Swanson.

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