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Katie Bowen

Katie Bowen
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Bowen playing for New Zealand in 2017
Personal information
Full name Kate Elizabeth Bowen[1]
Date of birth (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand[2]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft  in)[1]
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Utah Royals FC
Number 6
Youth career
Glenfield Rovers
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012-2015 North Carolina Tar Heels 66 (1)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016-2017 FC Kansas City 34 (2)
2018- Utah Royals FC 35 (0)
National team?
2008-2010 New Zealand U17
2012-2014 New Zealand U20
2011- New Zealand 59[3] (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 September 2019
? National team caps and goals correct as of 29 April 2019

Kate Elizabeth Bowen (born 15 April 1994) is an association football player who currently plays for Utah Royals FC[4] and the New Zealand National Team.[5]

Early life

University of North Carolina

Bowen attended the University of North Carolina from 2012 to 2015, she was a part of the National Championship winning team in 2012.[6]

Club career

FC Kansas City, 2016-2017

Bowen was selected by FC Kansas City with the 16th pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.[7] Bowen appeared in 13 games in 2016. In 2017 she appeared in 22 games for FCKC and scored 2 goals.[8]

Utah Royals FC, 2018-present

After FC Kansas City ceased operations after the 2017 season, Bowen was officially added to the roster of the Utah Royals FC on February 8, 2018.[9] She appeared in 19 matches for Utah in 2018, the Royals finished in 5th place and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Bowen returned to Utah for the 2019 NWSL season. She would miss several matches due to her participation in the 2019 Women's World Cup.

International career

Born in Auckland, Bowen became the youngest player to represent New Zealand at recognised international level when she played in a New Zealand U-17 match against Australia U-17 on her 14th birthday in 2008.[10] Later that year she travelled to the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup where she made a solitary appearance as a late substitute in a 3-1 win over Colombia.[11] She again represented New Zealand in 2010, this time as captain at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.[12]

Bowen made her senior international début as a substitute in a 0-3 loss to Australia on 12 May 2011.[13]

She featured in two of New Zealand's three matches at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany and in all three of her country's matches at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[14] After being an alternate at the 2012 Olympics, Bowen was named to the 18-player roster for the 2016 Olympics in Rio where she appeared in all 3 matches for New Zealand.[15]

In 2019, Bowen participated in her third World Cup. She played every minute of New Zealand's three group stage matches at the World Cup in France, they lost all three matches and did not advance to the knockout round.[16]

International goals

Scores and results list New Zealand's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 November 2018 Stade de Hnassé, Lifou, New Caledonia  New Caledonia 4-0 8-0 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup



University of North Carolina



  1. ^ a b c "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Profile Archived 21 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine at NZF
  3. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "UNC Women's Soccer Bio: Katie Bowen". North Carolina Tar Heels. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Q&A with former UNC women's soccer player Katie Bowen". 6 October 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "2016 NWSL Draft: Results, Reaction And More". 16 January 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Katie Bowen Player Stats". 30 June 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Utah Royals FC welcome New Zealand International Katie Bowen, GK Nicole Barnhart & NWSL standouts Rebecca Moros and Alex Arlitt". 12 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Katie Proud To Be The Youngest Young Fern of All". Sporting Pulse. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ Match Report - Colombia 1:3 New Zealand
  12. ^ FIFA U-17 Women's World cup 2010 - New Zealand squad
  13. ^ "Football Ferns drop first Aussie test". NZ Football. 13 May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013.
  14. ^ "FIFA player's stats". FIFA. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ "UNC Grad Katie Bowen Representing New Zealand at Rio Olympics". 17 July 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "Katie Bowen Returns From World Cup". 11 July 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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