Biography:

Desiree Scott first represented Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF U-20 Championship where the team won silver to qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. After appearing in three games at the global tournament, Scott made her debut with the senior national team in 2010, which included a gold medal at the CONCACAF Championship. In 2011, she competed at her first FIFA Women’s World Cup and helped Canada win gold at the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara. The following year she was part of Canada’s incredible bronze medal performance at London 2012. From 2011 to June 2015, Scott played in a career-high 62 consecutive Canada matches. After participating in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, she helped Canada win silver at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier in early 2o16, earning the team a spot in Rio. She was also a member of the team that won the 2016 Algarve Cup.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Hopeton Scott and Charlene Gusberti… Siblings Nick, Chris, Deejay and Charlie… Getting into the Sport: Started playing soccer at age 8 because her older brother played… Outside Interests: Enjoys doing Zumba, singing, dancing… Graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts… Supports KidSport and Homeless World Cup, helping kids stay involved in the game who have financial barriers… Odds and Ends: Nickname The Destroyer… Always wears a pink headband on game day… Favourite mottoes: Stay true, be you / Hard work pays off…