Name: Christen Press
Position: Forward
Sport: Soccer
Height: 5-6
Weight: 135
DOB: 12/29/1988
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Calif.
Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
High School: Chadwick School (Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.) ‘07
College: Stanford University ‘10, Communications and Psychology
Team/Club: Chicago Red Stars
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 5th
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, alternate
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2015
  • Medals: 1 (gold)
Personal: Daughter of Harry and Stacy Press...Has two sisters, Channing and Tyler...While at Stanford University, set the all-time scoring record for the Cardinal (71 goals) and was named the recipient of the 2010 Hermann Trophy Award as the top college soccer player...Named the Pac-10's 2010 Scholar-Athlete of the Year...Writes a blog for and has done freelance writing for several magazines...Has volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles...Lived in Madrid for three months during where she taught English to Spanish-speaking kindergarten-aged children...Speaks Spanish and some Swedish...Selected as the No. 4 pick in the WPS Draft by the Washington Freedom, which transitioned to the magicJack based in Boca Raton, Florida...Meditates daily and actively practices yoga...Enjoys hiking and playing with her two dogs.