Thirteen goals, seven women, five alma maters.

The United States women’s national team earned a 13-0 statement win against Thailand on Tuesday in the first game of the Women’s World Cup, and of the 23 players on the team, 21 represented their universities with excellence at the collegiate level before becoming international stars. Let’s take a look back at some the collegiate highlight moments from the U.S. goal scorers so far in this Women’s World Cup. 


Alex Morgan, a Cal alum, led the U.S. with five goals against Thailand, scoring first in the 12th minute and adding her fifth and final goal with three minutes left in the game. During her college career at California, Morgan led the Golden Bears in scoring all four years, and she helped guide Cal to the NCAA  tournament every year. Morgan etched her name into California soccer history with her 45 goals and 107 points, good for third all-time at the school in both categories, though she missed portions of her college career for national team games. 

Here’s a look back at some of Morgan’s highlights as an NCAA student-athlete at the University of California: