Hometown: Oakville, Ontario
Age: 33 (04/06/1984)
College: Princeton University
Last Club: Team Strømmen
As of the end of the 2016 Spirit season, Matheson had scored the most all-time goals for the Spirit with 23. She also had the most all-time assists with 12. She has been with the Washington Spirit since the inaugural 2013 season. Matheson has been a member of four Canadian FIFA Women’s World Cup teams (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015). She scored the winning goal in the 92nd minute of the London 2012 Olympic bronze medal match to give Canada the 1-0 victory and the bronze medal. Matheson was also a member of the 2016 Canadian Olympic team that won a bronze medal.
Canadian National Team: she was 18 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2002 with coach Ian Bridge… she was 18 years old when she made her debut for Canada (18 March 2003)… represented Canada at the 2003 Algarve Women’s Cup… finished fourth with Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003… finished third with Canada at the 2004 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Costa Rica… she was the 14th women’s footballer to reach her 50th appearance for Canada (28 October 2006)… played in a career-high 45 consecutive Canada matches from 2003 to 2006, at the time a national record (surpassed by Randee Hermus in 2008)… won a silver medal with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 2007… won a bronze medal with Canada at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007… represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007… played in 24 consecutive Canada matches from 2006 to 2007… actually played in 69 of 70 Canada matches from 2003 to 2007 (only missing a single match on 30 July 2006)… finished first with Canada at the 2008 Cyprus Women’s Cup… she was the ninth women’s footballer to reach her 75th appearance for Canada (9 April 2008)… finished second with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament (Canada qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics)… reached the quarter-final phase with Canada at the Beijing 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament… finished second with Canada at the 2009 Cyprus Women’s Cup… finished first with Canada at the 2010 Cyprus Women’s Cup… she was the sixth women’s footballer to reach her 100th appearance for Canada (15 September 2010)… won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF championship / FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2011… finished first with Canada at the 2011 Cyprus Women’s Cup… represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011… played in 25 consecutive Canada matches from 2010 to 2011… won a gold medal with Canada at the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011… won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament… she was the second women’s footballer to make her 150th appearance for Canada (7 April 2013)… she played in 36 consecutive Canada matches from 2012-14… finished sixth with Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015…won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
Professional: 2016: Played in 12 games, starting 9, in the regular season…scored four goals, tied for second most on the team 2015: Scored three goals and had two assists in just nine games for the Spirit…At the end of 2015, held the record for most goals scored 2014: Scored eight goals and tallied six assists helping the Spirit to a playoff spot…Assisted on the Spirit’s semifinal goal… 2013: Allocated to the Spirit ahead of the 2013 NWSL season…Started all 19 games she played in…scored eight goals and recorded three assists…Named to NWSL All-Star team…Earned Spirit’s MVP Award 2008-2012: Joined LSK Kvinner Football Club (then Team StrØmmen) in the Toppserien, Norway’s professional women’s league, after the Beijing Olympics…played for the second half of the 2008 season, and when national team commitments allowed it, played for the club on and off through the 2009, 2010 and 2012 seasons…capped off career in Norway by finishing the 2012 season as League Champions.
College: Attended Princeton University…2007: Ivy League Player of the Year … unanimous selection for first-team All-Ivy … Princeton’s third four-time first-team all-league honoree and seventh Player of the Year … served as co-captain for the Tigers … Ivy League Player of the Week Oct. 8 … had a point in seven straight games … broke Princeton’s single-game and career assist records with a four-assist performance against Rutgers…2006: unanimous selection for first-team All-Ivy … co-captain … led Princeton with eight goals and five assists for 21 points despite missing five games to train with the Canadian national team … started all 11 games she played … scored two goals against Richmond and had a goal and two assists against Hofstra two days later to score eight points on the weekend and earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors…2005: one of only two unanimous first-team All-Ivy selections… SoccerBuzz first-team all-region … NSCAA second-team all-region … scored five goals, second-most on the team, and had a team-high seven assists, good for third in the Ivy League … missed the season-opening trip to Florida to play with the Canadian national team, but started all 14 games the rest of the season… shot 44 times on the year …2004: first-team All-America … unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection … Ivy League Rookie of the Year … first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region … one of 12 finalists for SoccerBuzz Freshman of the Year … three-time Ivy Rookie of the Week
High School/Youth: received Principal’s Award for athletics and academics … earned honors each year … member of Ontario provincial team from 1999-2002 … captain in 2002 … team won national championship in 2001 and was runner-up in 2002 … Oakville Women’s team was 2002 Ontario Cup champion and club national women’s champion …