Megan Rapinoe


Name: Megan Rapinoe
Sport: Soccer
Discipline(s): Soccer
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-6
Weight: 133
DOB: 7/5/1985
Birthplace: Redding, Calif.
Hometown: Redding, Calif.
High School: Foothill High School (Palo Cedro, Calif.) ‘04
College: University of Portland ‘08, Sociology and Political Science
Team/Club: Seattle Reign FC
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); Olympic medalist (gold)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 5th
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2011, 2015
  • Medals: 2 (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2015
  • Silver – 2011
  • Selected to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team
Personal: Daughter of James and Denise Rapinoe...Is the youngest of six children, including three sisters – CeCe, Jennifer and Rachael – and two brothers, Michael and Brian...Twin sister, Rachael, also played soccer at the University of Portland...Engaged to musician Sera Cahoone...Nicknames are “Pinoe,” “Rapinho “or “Rapinohdinho”...Is an advocate for equality and human rights organizations including LGBTQ, Human Rights Campaign, and the LA Gay and Lesbian Center...Due to the popularity of her hairstyle at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Nike created T-shirts bearing its likeness...Her hometown of Redding, California, recognizes Sept. 10 as “Megan Rapinoe Day”...Cannot travel without gum, her beanie, computer, neck pillow, iPod and toothbrush...Was a three-sport athlete in high school, also competing in basketball, and track and field...Interests include playing guitar, going to the beach, shopping and traveling.

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