Chelsea Stewart has been a member of the Canadian program since 2008, winning gold at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, qualifying the team for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. In 2009 she was the U-20 Player of the Year. Stewart made her Olympic debut at London 2012, helping Canada win bronze four years after she had been an Olympic alternate. With the senior team, Stewart has medaled in all four of her Cyprus Cup appearances, highlighted by a gold in 2011. She also competed for Canada at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She played collegiately for Vanderbilt in 2009 and was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. After red-shirting in 2010 to play with the national team, she transferred to UCLA and helped the Bruins win the NCAA Championship in her senior year in 2013. Stewart has played professionally in the NWSL and last year played on loan for Japanese Club INAC Kobe before returning to the NWSL.
Family: Parents William and Carla… Older sister Emily plays soccer at the University of Denver… Younger brother Trevor plays hockey at the University of Norwich… Her father played for several NHL teams and coached the NY Islanders… Moved to Canada in 2008 to play with the national soccer team… Getting into the Sport: Started playing soccer at age 4, following her older sister… Inspired to represent Canada because her father did… Outside Interests: Studied Business Economics at UCLA, graduated in 2013… Enjoys learning guitar, going to the movies, reading, travelling, snowboarding, playing hockey, going to concerts, coaching, playing with her puppy Gus… Odds and Ends: Has a lucky penny taped to her shin pad… Collects postcards from every city… Nickname: Stew…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
OG: 2012 – BRONZE
FIFA WCup: 2011 – group stage
FIFA U20 WCup: 2008 – group stage
CONCACAF U20 Ch: 2010 – 4th; 2008 – GOLD
Cyprus Cup: 2013 – SILVER; 2012 – SILVER; 2011 – GOLD; 2009 – SILVER