Rachel Wood - Defender

Name: Rachel Wood
Pronunication: RAY-chull
Position: Defender
Height: 6-0
Jersey number: 24
Date of birth: May 10, 1990
Age: 25
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Citizenship: United States
College: UC Irvine
Last club: HK Vikingur
How acquired: Signed on July 11, 2014

Follow on Twitter: @rmwood24

Professional: In 2015, started eight of the 10 games she appeared in, both were career highs ... Logged 701 minutes, also a career high. 2014: Joined the Breakers NWSL team on July 11, 2014, after playing for the Breakers Reserves in the Women's Premier Soccer League ... Played nine games with the Breakers Reserves, registering one goal and three assists ... With the Breakers in the NWSL, started all seven matches she appeared in ... In 585 minutes of action, scored one goal on two shots on goal and added an assist ... Scored her first NWSL goal on Aug. 10, 2014, at home in a 2-0 win over Portland Thorns FC. It proved to be the game-winning goal ... Registered first assist on Aug. 3, 2014, in a 4-3 loss at home to the Western New York Flash.

HK/Vikingur: Prior to joining the Breakers organization, played in Iceland's top-flight professional league, Úrvalsdeild for HK Kópavogur/Víkingur Reykjavik in 2013 ... Appeared in nine matches, logging 751 minutes ... Scored two goals.

At UC Irvine: In 2012 as a senior, started 18 of the 19 matches she appeared in ... Scored five goals, including two game-winning goals, and tallied one assist ... In her college career (UC Irvine and UNC combined), played 84 games with 43 starts and scored 10 goals to go with 10 assists.

At the University of North Carolina: Played three seasons at UNC (2008, 2010, 2011) ... As a junior in 2011, appeared in 16 games ... Registered one goal and two assists ... In 2010 as a sophomore, started 21 of the 24 games the appeared in ... Logged 1,872 minutes ... Finished with two goals and five assists ... As a freshman in 2008, appeared in 24 games (four starts) ... Scored two goals and tallied two assists ... Played in all three games of the ACC Tournament, which UNC won ... Won the NCAA National Championship with UNC in 2008.

International: Member of the U.S. U-20 team in 2009 ... Previous member of the U.S. U-17 team.

Scholastic/Club: Played for Cal South Soccer Club ... Won the Region IV championship ... Part of the U16 team that finished as national co-champions ... A two-sport star at Aliso Niguel High School, played soccer and track ... A forward on the soccer team, she was named to the All-County team in 2007 and 2008 ... In 2008, was named the No. 3 college recruit in the nation by ESPN Rise Magazine.

Personal: Born in Long Beach, Calif. ... Daughter of Ted and Cindy ... Has an older sister, Erin ... Majored in psychology ... Has been involved with Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, and SJSA camps.

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