Name: Megan Rapinoe
Position: Forward
Sport: Soccer
Discipline(s): Soccer
Height: 5-6
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: OL Reign
Coach(es): Vlatko Andonovski
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2012, 2016, 2020); one-time Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • 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 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 2020 U.S. Olympian and four-time Olympic basketball gold medalist Sue Bird ...Nicknames is “Pinoe,”...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......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...Rapinoe is included in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.