Biography:

Janine Beckie made her first appearance with Canada at the 2014 FIFA U-20 World Cup where she scored twice in four games. She made her senior team debut later that year in a friendly against Sweden and played in the 2015 Cyprus Cup. After scoring her first senior international goal against South Korea in January 2015, Beckie notched two against Ecuador in Canada’s opening match of the 2015 Pan Am Games, where the team finished fourth overall. She also scored once in each of her two appearances in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier where Canada finished second to earn a spot in Rio. With two goals, Beckie was Canada’s top goal scorer in winning the 2016 Algarve Cup. Beckie plays collegiately for Texas Tech and in three seasons has been named to three consecutive All-Big 12 first teams. As a junior, she was named an All-American and finished ranked among the top 15 players in the country. In her freshman year she was named to the All-American Second Team as she was awarded the Big 12 Rookie of the Year, finishing third in the country in goals by a freshman with 14. She also led the Big 12 in shots and goals.

Getting to know…

Family: Mother Sheila Beckie and late father Gary both played basketball… Older sisters Alysha and Jenelle… Older brother Drew plays professionally for the Carolina Railhawks… Both parents are from Saskatchewan… Getting into the Sport: Started playing soccer at age 4, following in her older siblings’ footsteps… Olympic dream began after watching the women’s team win bronze at London 2012… Outside Interests: Majoring in Media Strategies at Texas Tech University… Enjoys reading, Netflix, biking, hiking, snowboarding… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Great people take a stand for what they believe in, at a time that makes a difference”… Role model is Russell Wilson because he is a great competitor and displays his faith in everything he does… Nickname: Neener…