Janine Beckie

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Janine Beckie
Janine Beckie 2016 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Janine Elizabeth Beckie
Date of birth (1994-08-20) August 20, 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Sky Blue FC
Number 12
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Texas Tech
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Houston Dash 38 (5)
2018– Sky Blue FC 10 (0)
National team
2011–2012 United States U-18
2013 United States U-20
2014 Canada U-20 4 (2)
2015– Canada 43 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 16, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 10, 2018

Janine Elizabeth Beckie (born August 20, 1994) is a Canadian American soccer player. She currently plays for the Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the Canada women's national soccer team. She is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States.

Early life

Born in Colorado, Beckie lived in Saskatchewan until age three before moving back to Colorado where she attended Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.[1][2][3] At Valor Christian, she played for the varsity team for four years and was named 2012 Gatorade Colorado Player of the Year.[4] [5]

Beckie attended Texas Tech University where she played for the Red Raiders from 2012 to 2015 and became the all-time leading scorer for the women's team with 57 career goals.[6] In December 2015, Beckie was named Player of the Year by Dallas Soccer News.[7]

Playing career


In 2013, Beckie signed with the Seattle Sounders Women in the USL W-League.[8]

Beckie was selected eighth overall in the 2016 NWSL College Draft by the Houston Dash.[9] On February 8, 2016, it was announced that Beckie would be allocated to the team as part of the NWSL Player Allocation[10] On April 16, 2016, Beckie scored in her professional debut against the Chicago Red Stars[11]

On January 18, 2018, Beckie was traded to the Sky Blue FC along with Carli Lloyd by the Dash in a three-team trade with the Chicago Red Stars and Sky Blue FC.[12]


Beckie celebrates after scoring in a friendly

Beckie has represented Canada on the under-20 and senior national teams. In August 2014, she scored the game-winning goal against North Korea to advance the under-20 team to the knockout stage of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[3] Beckie also scored three goals in the Rio 2016 Olympics - helping the national team to defend their bronze medal effort in the 2012 London Olympics.

Personal life

Her brother Drew Beckie is also a soccer player. Beckie is dating Taylor Symmank a bench punter for the New York Giants.

Career statistics


As of June 16, 2018[13]
Club League Season League Playoffs Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Houston Dash NWSL 2016 14 3 0 0 14 3
2017 24 2 0 0 24 2
Total 38 5 0 0 38 5
Sky Blue FC NWSL 2018 10 0 0 0 10 0
Career total 48 5 0 0 48 5




  1. ^ Dzakowic, Morgan (July 22, 2015). "Janine Beckie, Valor Christian grad, playing for Canada in Pan Am Games". Denver Post. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Janine Beckie". Canada Soccer. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Dual citizen Janine Beckie driving Canada toward semi-final goal at FIFA Women's U-20 World Cup". Yahoo! Sports Canada. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ Devlin, Neil (May 30, 2012). "Valor Christian's Beckie Gatorade's girls soccer player of the year". Denver Post. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ Rohrbach, Ben (May 22, 2012). "Colorado Girls Soccer POY: Janine Beckie". ESPN. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Beckie, Murphy taken in NWSL draft". Lubboch-Avalanche Journal. January 15, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Texas Tech's Beckie is Player of the Year". Dallas Soccer News. December 23, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sounders Women Sign Texas Tech Talent – Hinkle, Beckie, & Johnson". Sounders Women. Archived from the original on June 6, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Canadian Beckie goes eighth in NWSL draft". Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  10. ^ "National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Canadian Players for 2016 Season". Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  11. ^ Dash, Houston. "53' Ohai finds Beckie at the edge of the box and scores her first goal of the season. #HOUvChipic.twitter.com/vjiQZH6UpJ". Retrieved January 18, 2018. 
  12. ^ Roepken, Corey (January 18, 2018). "Dash trade Carli Lloyd and Janine Beckie, acquire Christen Press". chron.com. Retrieved January 18, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Janine Beckie Profile". Retrieved January 31, 2017. 

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