Samantha Mewis is an American professional soccer player who currently plays as a midfielder for the Kansas City Current of the National Women’s soccer league. She won the 2019 Women’s World Cup and was one of the three players to appear in every game for the US Women’s National Team.
Who pops into your mind when we talk about soccer or football, as we say in most countries? Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi are on the tip of our tongues.
As the years progressed, female players also emerged in the field. Sam Mewis happens to be one of them.
Besides killing it in the fields for 90 minutes, she is just as charming outside the ground. Aside from being a professional player, Sam is also a loving wife.
Recently, Sam was signed by Kansas City Current On November 30, 2021.
Today, we will talk a lot more about her life, including her family and more. Let’s get to it, shall we?
Sam Mewis | Quick Facts
|Samantha June Mewis
|October 9, 1992
|Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA
|Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, UCLA
|31 Years Old
|6’/1.83 m/183 cm
|63 kg/139 lb.
|Kansas City Current of National Women’s soccer league
Sam Mewis | Age And Body Measurements
Sam is 31 years old and celebrates her birthday on the ninth of October every year.
Also, her star sign happens to be Libra. The people of this sign are known to be charismatic, reliable, and friendly to the core.
There is no doubt, Sam is brilliant in what he does, from playing to maintaining her healthy life. In fact, her charismatic aura in the field is contagious.
Sam, the beast in the field, stands at 6 feet (1.83 meters) and weighs around 63 kg (139 pounds). Athletically built, thanks to her years and years of training.
But we do know that Mewis has got great visuals as well. She has lustrous long blonde hair and stunning blue eyes that go well with her fair skin complexion.
Sam Mewis | Early Life And Family
The brilliant midfielder, Samatha June Mewis, was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, in the United States of America and belongs to the white ethnicity.
The youngest daughter of Robert and Melissa Mewis, she also has an older sister named Kristie.
Born in the home of a sports fan, Mewis grew up under the care of her parents. Her father played soccer at Framingham State in Massachusetts and coached his daughters.
Likewise, her mother was a Globe All-Scholastic basketball player and ran track and field too.
Along with her parents, Sam’s sister, Kristie Mewis, played an essential part in her playing soccer.
Together with her sister, Sam grew up in Hanson, Massachusetts, and attended the local high school, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.
Later the star player enrolled in the University of California, Los Angeles, and played for their team.
Sam Mewis | Sister’s Impact
As we talked about it earlier, Sam has only one older sister. Only two years apart, both grew up being competitive with each other in each and everything, from Easter egg hunts to soccer games.
Like others, Sam admired her older sister, Kristie, and struggled to keep up with her. Many might not know, but Kristie is also a soccer player and is playing for Gotham FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.
After competing with each other for their whole childhood and youth, the two sisters went on separate paths in college. Kristie stayed close to home and went to Boston College, while the younger Mewis went to UCLA.
“In college, we both became our own people which made us closer than ever. She is my best friend and I need her so much,” Sam said.
Even now, they both watch each other’s games and support each other in every possible way.
Sam Mewis | Early Career
Under her father’s coaching and competitive play with her sister, Sam Mewis grew as a player in the field. From her high school days, Sam has been a star player for her team.
In 2011, Sam was named Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the second time.
That same year, she was named ESPN RISE All-American after scoring 30 goals and providing eight assists.
She continued the streak in college and represented UCLA Bruins from 2011 to 2014. In her junior years, Mewis helped UCLA win the Pac-12 championship and the first NCAA Championship.
However, her professional career began after she signed with the Pali Blues in the W-League in 2013. That year, they won the western conference title and national championship.
Sam Mewis | Professional Career
Western New York Flash
After her remarkable performance in the Pali Blues, Sam was selected fourth overall by the Western New York Flash during the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League entry draft.
She started in all 20 seasons as a regular, scoring four goals and four assists, sharing the leaderboard with Lynn Williams.
Similarly, on September 9, 2015, Mewis was nominated as the finalist for the NWSL Rookie of the Year Award. Around January 9, 2017, the Western New York Flash was sold to new ownership and moved to North Carolina.
After that, their club rebranded as the North Carolina Courage. Mewis had a very successful season with six goals and three assists for the club.
However, the following year, Sam did not play in her best form. Because of her knee injury, Mewis missed the beginning of the 2018 season.
She only played for 17 regular games BUT gave her 100% in all of them. Her Jersey with number 3 barely missed the eyes of spectators, that were delighted by her plays.
The midfielder played in the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup as the 2020 National Women’s Soccer League season was affected by Covid-19. She made 5 appearances and scored 1 goal.
The American midfielder signed with Manchester City of the English FA WSL on August 10, 2020. She made her debut for the club as a substitute in the 2020 Women’s FA Community Shield game against Chelsea.
Mewis made 32 appearances for the Citizens and found the back of the net 16 times. She was also named to the FA WSL PFA Team of the year.
Return To North Carolina Courage
The former Manchester City player returned to North Carolina Courage on May 17, 2021. In her second stint with the club, she made 5 appearances and scored 1 goal.
Kansas City Current
Mewis’s time at North Carolina Courage ended in less than a year; on November 30, 2021, she was signed by Kansas City Current in exchange for Kiki Pickett and the 3rd overall pick in the 2022 NWSL Draft.
Sam Mewis | International Career
The American midfielder played for the United States under-17 team. Sam’s sister Kristie also represented the national team, becoming the first sisters to represent the United States at a Women’s World Cup.
Sam was called to represent the senior national team for friendlies against Canada and Russia on January 24, 2014. Although, she made her debut in a match against Sweden at the Algarve Cup in 2014.
After not so impressive performance, she was dropped out of the squad. However, she was again invited to the senior team.
In 2017, Sam became one of three players to appear in every game for the US Women’s National Team.
Sam suffered a knee injury in November 2017, forcing her to miss the 20148 SheBelieves Cup. Later, she returned to her international duty in June 2018 against China.
The American midfielder was included in the 20-player roster of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship and the 23-player roster of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The United States won the 2019 World Cup, where Sam played in 6 out of 7 games and scored two goals.
In 2020, she altogether appeared in 8 matches for the national team and scored 4 goals and was named the 2020 US Soccer Female Player of the Year for the first time in December 2020.
The USA Women’s National Team also won a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Sam was also present in the squad.
On January 18, 2021, she reached another milestone after scoring her first career hat-trick in a 4-0 win against Colombia and her sister Kristie scored the other goal.
Sam Mewis | Wedding And Husband
Successful in her career, Sam Mewis is also blessed when it comes to her love life. Yes, Samantha is happily married to her long-term boyfriend-turned-husband, Pat Johnson.
Similarly, the beautiful couple tied the knot on December 21, 2018, after dating for almost six years.
Their wedding ceremony was held in Boston, Massachusetts, in her hometown. The lovebirds exchanged their vows in front of their loved ones and family.
The two have not disclosed much information when it comes to their relationship. Hence, the details of their marriage are still unknown.
The two, who have been married for well over 5 years now, have made no plans about being a parent, yet. Well, Mewis is in her prime, and she might want to focus on her soccer, more than anything.
Sam Mewis | Net Worth, Income, And Salary
As a part of the Women’s Soccer Team, Sam has earned tremendous fame and wealth. But along with her net worth, her salary and other contracts are still in the dark.
However, some sources claim her current net worth to be around $1 Million.
Being an integral part of the Kansa City Current, Sam is expected to earn a decent amount. Similarly, the players under the contract of NWSL are assumed to make an average of $79k per year.
The income may vary depending on the player’s ability, performance, and achievements. If that’s the case, Mewis falls among the top-paid players, so we can assume her salary to be more than average.
Her worth does not entirely depend on her salary only. Being brilliant at what she does, Mewis also earns additional income from endorsement deals and sponsorship. She is endorsed by the global sports brand PUMA. Often she is seen promoting the brand on her social media.
Sam Mewis | Social Media Presence
Being a star player and a loving wife, life can be hectic for Sam. But despite that, she still stays humble and grounded. she keeps posting on her social media for her fans.
Her social media counts are listed below;
Instagram: 312k followers
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Twitter: 99.7k followers
Sam Mewis | Popularity
The former ManCity midfielder is quite a popular face among soccer fans. She started getting more attention after being called up for the senior national team.
The above image shows the fluctuating popularity of the midfielder based on Google searches in the United States.
Sam Mewis | FAQs
What was Sam’s reaction to making it to the Tokyo Olympics?
Mewis made it to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics alongside her sister Kristie, and they both died laughing on facetime with one another.
Kirstie said, “I called Sam, and we started dying laughing on FaceTime. I don’t know why, but we just like looked at each other on FaceTime and started dying laughing.”
Has Sam Mewis scored any World Cup goals?
Yes, the American midfielder made her world cup debut and scored her first-ever world cup goal at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
What is Sam Mewis’s nickname?
Sam is itself a nickname or short form of Samantha. Also, Sam Mewis is known as ‘the tower of power.’