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Kelly Schmedes
Team: Boston Breakers
Kelly Schmedes
Height: 5' 6"
Birth Date: 2/11/1983
Hometown: Odessa, Texas
Previous Team: Charlotte Eagles
How Acquired:
2009 WPS Draft

  • Selected with the 41st overall pick by the Breakers in the 2009 WPS Draft.
  • Played with U.S. National Team at the 2002 and the 2005 Algarve Cup
  • Scored first and only international goal versus England in 2002 in her first appearance with the National Team
  • A member of the U-21 National Team from 2002-2005
  • Played with U-19 National Team in 2001 and 2002
  • Led the U.S. to the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship
  • Earned the Silver Boot and Bronze Ball after scoring nine goals in five games at the tournament
  • Played with W-League Charlotte Eagles in 2005, 2007 and 2008
  • Played with KIF Orebro, Sweden in 2006
  • Four-time First-Team All-Big 12 selection (2001-04)
  • Three-time candidate for the Herman Trophy
  • Two-time NSCAA All-American
  • Big 12 Player of the Year in 2002
  • Big 12 Rookie of the Year in 2001
  • Awarded Big 12 Scholar-Athlete Award in 2003
  • Finished career as Texas’ all-time leader in points (129), assists (41), game-winning goals (13) and games started (84)
  • Set UT single-season marks for goals (16), assists (14), points (46) and game-winning goals (6) during her senior year in 2004
High School / Youth Club:
  • Played for Force United Soccer Club (Odessa, Texas)
  • Lettered in soccer, cross country and track & field at Permian High School
  • Married to Gregg Schmedes, a resident in ENT at Charleston, S.C.
  • Daughter of Mike and Patty Wilson and has two sisters; Older sister Crystal is married and lives in Albuquerque, N.M., younger sister Courtney plays soccer at Abilene Christian University
  • Enjoys hiking, snowboarding and cycling
  • Favorite food is Tex-Mex
  1. What are the three things you can never be without while traveling?
    Bible, cell phone, journal
  2. If you didn’t play professional soccer, what other profession would you try – and why?
    Teacher, I love to work with kids.
  3. What’s your perfect day off?
    Spending time with my husband and family just hanging out outside
  4. What famous person most inspires you and why?
    Jesus, he’s the savior of the world
  5. If you had a dinner party, who are the four people you would invite (can be living or dead)?
    Jesus, my husband, George Washington, and Holly Ryder
  6. If there were one adjective to describe you, what would it be?
  7. What’s on your workout/pre-game iPod playlist?
    A lot of Hillsong, Third Day, and Taylor Swift
QUICK HITS – List your top three favorites

TV Shows:

  1. Lost
  2. 24
  3. Friday Night Lights

Place to Shop:

  1. Target
  2. Old Navy
  3. United Supermarkets – Lubbock, TX


  1. Chuy’s – Austin, TX
  2. Kerby Lane – Austin, TX
  3. Freebirds

Professional Athletes:

  1. Lance Armstrong
  2. David Robinson
  3. David Thomas  (TE on Patriots)

Cities (in any country):

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Charlotte, NC
  3. Orebro, Sweden
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A behind the scenes look at the team's recent road trip to Los Angeles filmed by Kelly Schmedes and Christine Latham.

Boston Breakers promotional video that is played during home games at Harvard Stadium.

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