Biography:

Melanie Booth made her Olympic Games debut in 2012 and captured bronze with the women’s national team in London. The defender joined the senior national team in 2002 at the age of 17.

Booth is a two-time Pan American Games medallist, winning gold in 2011 in Guadalajara, and bronze in 2007 in Rio de Janeiro. She was a member of the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup team in China.

Booth won a silver medal with Canada at the 2002 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship in Edmonton, where she played every minute of Canada’s six matches.

A native of Burlington, ON, Booth also has had an outstanding NCAA collegiate career playing for the University of Florida, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology in 2008.

Booth’s professional career has had stops in the Women’s Premier League with Tampa Bay and in the USL W-League with the Boston Renegades, and is now with her current team, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Club:

Canadian Womens National Soccer Team

Languages spoken:

English

Favourite activities outside of sport:

Relaxing, watching movies, hanging out with friends

Sibling(s):

Daniel Booth, Geoffrey Booth

College/ University:

University of Florida (graduated 2008)

Focus of studies:

Applied Physiology and Kinesiology