Katherine Reynolds

Katherine Reynolds

2013-07-04; Katherine Reynolds in starting lineup of Chicago Red Stars vs Western New York Flash
Personal information
Full name Katherine Reynolds
Date of birth (1987-09-14) September 14, 1987
Place of birth San Clemente, California, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Portland Thorns
Number 2
Youth career
Eastside F.C.
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Santa Clara Broncos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Seattle Sounders Women 18 (3)
2010 Philadelphia Independence 3 (0)
2011 Atlanta Beat 18 (0)
2012 Western New York Flash (0)
2012–2013 SC Freiburg 16 (0)
2013–2014 Western New York Flash 41 (0)
2014 Newcastle Jets 12 (0)
2015 Washington Spirit 18 (0)
2016– Portland Thorns 18 (0)
National team
2007–2011 United States U-23

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 8, 2016.

Katherine Reynolds (born September 14, 1987) is an American professional soccer player. She currently plays as a defender for the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the USA.[1] She previously played for the Philadelphia Independence and Atlanta Beat of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), Western New York Flash and Washington Spirit of the NWSL, and Newcastle Jets in the Australian W-League, as well as the United States U-23 women's national soccer team.

Early life

Born in San Clemente, California, Reynolds was raised in Medina, Washington, a suburb east of Seattle. She attended University Prep where she was a three-time MVP and captained the team to the state title in 2004.

Reynolds was a member of the Region IV Olympic Development Program (ODP) team. She also played nine years for Eastside F.C. and played for the Seattle Sounder Saints in 2006. Reynolds was named Washington State Soccer Athlete of the Year and was named to the league's first team all four years. She also ran track, played basketball and tennis, was a two-time Track Athlete of the Year, and was an eight-time State Champion on the track.[2]

Santa Clara University

Reynolds attended Santa Clara University from 2006 to 2009. She made 67 appearances for the Broncos. During her senior year, she started in all 22 games and was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list. She also received NSCAA All-West Region Second Team recognition and was named to both the WCC Preseason All-Conference Team and the All-WCC Academic Team.[3]

Playing career


Seattle Sounders Women

Reynolds played for the Seattle Sounders Women from 2006 to 2009. In 2009, the team took third in the W-League's Western Conference.[4]

Philadelphia Independence

After being selected 34th overall by the Boston Breakers in the 2010 WPS Draft, Reynolds was later traded to the Philadelphia Independence for the 2010 WPS season.[5][6] She made two appearances for the club.[7]

Atlanta Beat

Reynolds signed with the Atlanta Beat for the 2011 WPS season.[8] She made 18 starts in 18 matches playing a total of 1,602 minutes.[7][9]

Western New York Flash (WPSL Elite), 2012

After the WPS suspended operations in early 2012, Reynolds signed with the Western New York Flash in the Women's Premier Soccer League Elite and helped the squad win the league title after scoring during the penalty shootout of the championship match.[10]

SC Freiburg, Bundesliga (women)

Reynolds played for German side SC Freiburg for the 2012–2013 season. She made 16 starts in 16 matches, playing for a total of 1,440 minutes.[7]

Western New York Flash (NWSL), 2013–2014

In 2013, Reynolds returned to the Western New York Flash for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).[11] Upon her signing, Flash coach Aaran Lines said, "I'm very excited to have Reynolds back with us for her second stint at the club after gaining valuable experience with SC Freiburg in the German Bundesliga. She was instrumental in our success last season and I expect her to play a big role for us at outside back again!"[3]

Newcastle Jets, 2014–15

In September 2014, Reynolds joined the Newcastle Jets together with fellow Americans Angela Salem and Tori Huster.[12]

Washington Spirit, 2015

Following the 2014 NWSL season, the Flash traded Reynolds and Angela Salem to the Washington Spirit for Jordan Angeli and a first-round pick—sixth overall—in the 2015 NWSL College Draft.[13] That pick later became Lynn Williams.[14] In the Spirit's 2015 season, Reynolds played for 1,611 minutes in 18 games (all starts).[15]

Portland Thorns, 2016

Before the 2016 NWSL season, the Spirit traded Reynolds to the Portland Thorns in exchange for defender Alyssa Kleiner.[15] Reynolds thus stayed with head coach Mark Parsons, who moved from the Spirit to the Thorns in the same off-season.[16]


Reynolds represented the United States as a member of the United States U-23 women's national soccer team.[10]


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  2. "Katherine Reynolds". Santa Clara University. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  3. 1 2 "Western New York Flash Sign Katherine Reynolds". Western New York Flash. April 6, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  4. "Seattle Sounders Women tickets on sale". Suburban Times. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  5. "Getting Silly With Another Boston Breakers Rookie: Katherine Reynolds". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  6. "North Carolina's Heath Selected First in 2010 WPS Draft". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  7. 1 2 3 "Katherine Reynolds". Soccer Way. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  8. "Women's Professional Soccer: Recapping The Offseason Thus Far". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  9. Kassouf, Jeff. "Reynolds among small group of WPS iron women". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  10. 1 2 "Katherine Reynolds". Western New York Flash. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  11. "NWSL's Western New York Flash sign Katherine Reynolds". Soccer Wire. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  12. Kerry, Craig (September 8, 2014). "W-League 2014: Tori Huster, Angela Salem, Katherine Reynolds join Newcastle Jets". The Newcastle Herald.
  13. http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/direct-kicks/2014/10/21/wny-flash-makeover-continues-with-trade-of-salem-and-reynolds/17655641/
  14. http://equalizersoccer.com/2015/01/16/houston-dash-draft-morgan-brian-no-1-nwsl-draft/
  15. 1 2 "Thorns acquire Katherine Reynolds, trade Alyssa Kleiner, waive Clare Polkinghorne". OregonLive.com. 2016-02-02. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  16. "Mark Parsons officially named Portland Thorns head coach". OregonLive.com. 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
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