US Women’s National Team & Kansas City Current star Sam Mewis visited the Academy in 2023 to train campers for a day.
Every athlete had the opportunity to work with Sam on the field, participate in a Q&A session and receive an autograph and photo.
Sam Mewis currently plays as a midfielder for Kansas City Current of the National Women’s Soccer League, as well as the United States National Team. Throughout her career with the USWNT, Mewis has achieved remarkable success, notably playing a vital role in the team’s victory at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as the USWNT’s Bronze Medal finish at the 2020 Olympics. Originally from Weymouth, Massachusetts, Mewis began playing soccer at a young age, eventually earning a scholarship to play for UCLA where she won the 2013 national championship her junior year. In the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft, Mewis was drafted by the Western New York Flash (now known as the North Carolina Courage). She started all 20 regular-season games as a rookie in 2015, and in 2016, she helped the Cinderella team win the league championship by scoring crucial goals in both the semis and the final. In 2017, Mewis was one of three players to appear in every game for the USWNT. She played for a total of 1,242 minutes, scored three goals, and was a finalist for the 2017 U.S Female Player of the Year award. In 2020, Mewis was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year.
Mewis was a BSA Visiting Pro in 2023.