Hometown: Melbourne, FL
Age: 26 (02/29/1992)
College: Wake Forest University
Last Club: FC Bayern Munich
Katie Stengel came to the Spirit ahead of the 2016 NWSL season. Stengel helped lead Bayern Munich to the 2014-2015 Frauen-Bundesliga title with a team-leading nine goals. She has made six appearances for the United States U-23 Women’s National Team. Stengel was a member of the United States U-20 team which won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship. Stengel attended college at Wake Forest University where she finished with a school record 50 goals in 75 games. She was a four time All-ACC honoree and a three time All-American.
United States National Team: Called into Senior Women’s National Team training camp for matches against China in April 2014…Scored against Norway to help the U.S. Women’s Under-23 National Team win the Six Nations Tournament in LaManga, Spain…A member of the team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup…A member of the team that won the 2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship and earned a berth to the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan … Played in four games, tallying three goals and two assists in 236 minutes … Scored against China in April and scored twice goals against New Zealand in May … Was a member of the U.S. Under-18s in 2010.
Professional: 2016: Joined the Spirit prior to the 2016 season…played in 19 regular season matches, starting 10, totaling 928 minutes…scored four goals, tied for second most on the team…recorded one assist…played in both post season matches 2015: Played for FC Bayern Munich 2014-2015…Helped FC Bayern Munich win Frauen-Bundesliga title in 2015…Led the team in scoring with nine goals
College: Attended Wake Forest University…The most accomplished player ever to wear the old gold and black … A three-time NSCAA All-America selection, became the first Demon Deacon to earn All-America First Team honors in 2011 … Joins Emily Taggart as the only four-time All-ACC selections in program history, making the first team three times … Named the 2011 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, becoming the first Demon Deacon to earn player of the year honors … Scored a school record 50 goals and 125 points in only 75 games …Posted the two highest-scoring seasons in program history, totaling 19 goals and 46 points in 2011, and 16 goals and 37 points as a freshman in 2010 … Led the ACC in goal-scoring in back-to-back seasons in 2010 and 2011, becoming the first player to do so since Mia Hamm and the first ever to do it as a freshman and sophomore … Was a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2010 and 2011 … Became the first Demon Deacon player, current or former, to be called up to the full U.S. Women’s National Team
High School/Youth: Four-year letter winner at Viera High School… Named Florida 4A Player of the Year and was a runner for the Gatorade Player of the Year award … Earned All-Space Coast Team honors three times … Led team in scoring all four years of high school, scoring 170 goals and 51 assists in 72 games played … Posted 15 hat tricks in high school, three games with six goals and one game with eight goals … Led the country in scoring and points per game in three seasons … Valedictorian of senior class and member of National Honor Society.