Professional Women's Soccer Player
For the U.S. National Teams Mallory is one of the USA’s brightest young stars, and by the age of 18 she had already played in three world championship events – two FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cups and the 2016 Olympics. She was named the 2015 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year and in 2016 became the youngest player to make her U.S. Women’s National Team debut in the last 11 years. Mallory was called into the senior team for the first time for January training camp and made the game roster for the Jan. 23 match vs. Ireland in San Diego. She then earned her first cap at 17 years and 269 days old, coming on for Alex Morgan in the 58th minute and then scored on a header off an assist from Christen Press, making her the 19th U.S. female player to score in their debut and the 6th youngest goal scorer in U.S. history. Mallory had a remarkable debut year for the WNT, playing in 17 games and starting 12.
Played 1,078 minutes and scored her first four goals. Her seven assists were fourth best on the team. She achieved a rare feat of helping two different teams qualify for a world championship in the same cycle.
In December of 2015, Mallory captained the U.S. U-20 WNT to a 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup berth and the CONCACAF title at the qualifying tournament in Honduras and then was called up by Jill Ellis for the USA’s January training camp, eventually making the roster for the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship where she played in all five games, starting three, and picked up three assists, two on goals by Tobin Heath in the semifinal and championship game. She earned her second cap with the WNT on Feb. 10, coming on for Crystal Dunn in the 68th minute against Costa Rica in her first Olympic qualifying match and thus became the youngest female player in WNT history to play in an Olympic Qualifying match at 17 years, 9 months and 12 days old. At her first Olympics Games, and as the youngest player on the roster, Mallory played in three games while starting two, and scored against Colombia on Aug. 9, becoming the youngest American ever to play and score in the Olympic Games. She turned 18 on April 29, 2016, and is fifth all-time for most U.S. caps before the age of 18 (11), third for most goals before the age of 18 (2), fourth in most starts before the age of 18 (7) and first for most assists before the age of 18 (5). She also scored against Colombia and Costa Rica in friendly matches.
On the Youth National Teams, Mallory is the captain of the U.S. team at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, and played almost every minute of the six games and scored two goals. She led the USA to first place in the group, a berth in the semifinal and an eventual fourth-place finish. She was the Golden Ball winner (Best Player) and Golden Boot winner (Most Goals Scored) at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Honduras after leading the U.S. with seven goals and helping it win the regional title and qualify for the U-20 World Cup. Mallory was a key player on the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team in 2013 and 2014 and was the leading scorer at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship with five goals and three assists, but the USA fell in a penalty kick shoot-out in the semifinal and did not qualify for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. At the qualifying tournament, she scored twice against Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica and once against Canada. Mallory finished her U-17 career with 15 international goals in 12 caps and scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory against Japan in her final U-17 international match in February of 2014 as the USA defeated the team that would go on to win the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Following the end of the U-17 cycle in early 2014, she got a call-up to the U-20s in February and immediately established herself as an impact player and was the youngest player on the USA’s 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Team. In her first camp with the U-20s, Mallory scored two goals and added an assist in two games vs. China PR and at the U-20 World Cup in Canada, she started all four games, playing 298 minutes, despite a bad ankle injury suffered against Brazil. Mallory was part of the U.S. U-15 GNT program in 2012, but missed part of the year due to a broken femur. She attended two U.S. Soccer U-14 I.D. camps in 2011 and one in 2012. First cap: Jan. 23, 2016 vs. Republic of Ireland. First goal: Jan. 23, 2016 vs. Republic of Ireland.
At the consensus top recruit in the nation for her class, Mallory will be attending UCLA in the winter of 2016. With a delayed enrollment to play in the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Mallory will play her first college games in the fall of 2017. Previously, she attended Mountain Vista High School she graduated in June 2016 and was named the 2014-15 National Girls High School Soccer Player of the Year. She was the 2015 NSCAA Youth Girls National Player of the Year, the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2015 High School Female Athlete of the Year and the 2014 NSCAA Youth Girls National Player of the Year. As a junior Mallory scored 24 goals and 12 assists in 18 games for Mountain Vista, helping the team to the semifinals of the 5A state championship. As a sophomore, she missed more than half her high school games due to National Team commitments, but helped the Golden Eagles to the Colorado 5A semifinals and was named to the All-Colorado Team as a freshman and helped her team to the 5A title. Mallory was the MVHS Offensive MVP, a 2013 NSCAA Youth All-American and a Sports Illustrated Kid of the Year Top-5 finalist.
Since U-14s she has played with Real Colorado, having played U-11 through U-13 with Real Colorado National and U-7 through U-10 with the Red Devils and started playing soccer at the U-5 and U-6 level with the Dynamos. She helped Real Colorado to U-16 State and Regional titles and was runner-up at Nationals. Mallory was named MVP of the Regional tournament and helped her club earn a berth to the 2014 ECNL Finals. In 2013, her team was ECNL Finalists. In 2011, Real was the Colorado state champions and won its ECNL Division. In 2010, she helped Real to the Colorado state title.
In her spare time, Mallory has taken a liking to coloring books and says she finds it peaceful. She is a TOPS Soccer Volunteer and has also volunteered at a local Children’s Hospital and at the Tennyson Center which assists at-risk children. She is from Colorado, but likes to play beach volleyball and hang out at the beach if she happens to be near one (which she will be at UCLA). Her sister, Bri, played soccer for the University of Oregon and played a bit with the U.S. Under-23 WNT. Her father, Horace, ran track in high school and college, where he was an All-American at Western State in Colorado and Mallory's mother, Karen, ran cross country in high school and now runs, bikes, swims and does yoga. Mallory loves to dance and sing and aspires for a career as a free-style rapper with former U-20 teammate Midge Purce. She can often been found in her room creating dances to the newest hits. Her choreography has been described as “indisputably original.”