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U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
A member of the U.S. Women's National Team at the U-14, U-15 and U-17 levels.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Ranked No. 30 overall, and the No. 14 forward, in the 2017 class by TopDrawerSoccer...Three-time NSCAA All-American (2014-16)...2017 Spring TeamSnap All-American, all-region, and all-state honoree...2016-17 Gatorade State Girls Soccer Player of the Year in Illinois...Played club soccer for Sockers FC Chicago...Sockers FC Chicago won the U.S. Club Soccer National Title in 2012 & '13...Tallied 33 goals and seven assists during her senior season for Maine South High School.
Emma Thomson was born on March 16, 1999, in Chicago, Illinois...Parents are Dougie and Grace Thomson...Has two older brothers, James and Kyle...Intends to major in sports communication/management.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I was looking for a school with a family-like atmosphere. As soon as I spent one day on campus, I knew that Penn State could offer me a high-level experience in the classroom as well as on the field, along with that family-feel I was looking for."
COACH DAMBACH ON EMMA
"Emma is an incredibly gifted attacker with a level of sophistication you don't often see at her age. She can score goals in many different ways and has a knack for making those around her better. We are so excited to finally get her here to Penn State and are really looking forward to coaching her and to watching her score numerous goals!"