Name: Becky Sauerbrunn
Position: Defender
Sport: Soccer
Height: 5-7
DOB: 6/6/1985
Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo.
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Ladue High School (St. Louis, Mo.) ‘03
College: University of Virginia ‘07, English Literature and Composition
Team/Club: Portland Thorns FC
Coach(es): Mark Parsons
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2012, 2016, 2020); two-time Olympic medalist (1 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, bronze
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 5th
  • Olympic Games London 2012, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2011, 2015, 2019
  • Medals: 3 (2 golds, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2019; 2015
  • Silver – 2011
Personal: Daughter of Scott and Jane Sauerbrunn...Has two brothers, Grant and Adam...Named co-captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team along with Carli Lloyd for 2016...Selected by the Washington Freedom as the third overall pick in the 2008 WPS draft; allocated to FC Kansas City for the inaugural NWSL season...Became the first player in history to be honored with a NWSL award in three consecutive seasons after claiming Defender of the Year Awards in 2013-15...Enjoys reading and her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy...Has a dry sense of humor that still often catches her teammates off guard...Interests include cave swimming, playing video games – especially any game with a strong female character – and watching soccer and movies.