Marissa Sheva

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Midfielder

Date of Birth

Apr 21, 1997

Height

5'3''

Birthplace

Sellersville, PA

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Sheva comes to the Rose City after two seasons with the Washington Spirit, where she appeared in 18 matches, scoring her first professional goal during the 2023 NWSL Challenge Cup. Prior to the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, Sheva signed with Utah Royals FC, but did not make any appearances. Before making the jump to the NWSL, Sheva spent a season with Deportivo Alavés Gloriosas in Spain, playing in one match for the Liga F side.

Collegiately, Sheva attended Penn State, where she was a two-sport athlete, running track in addition to her responsibilities as a member of the soccer team. As a freshman, Sheva helped the Nittany Lions lift its first-and-only National Championship in 2015. Overall, Sheva scored 13 goals and assisted an additional nine in 92 matches played. She joins teammates Kat Asman, Sam Coffey and Payton Linnehan as former Nittany Lions now members of the Portland Thorns.

In early 2023 Sheva made the one-time switch to gain international eligibility to play for the Republic of Ireland, earning her first cap on February 22 in a 0-0 draw against China. She was later named to Ireland’s 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup squad, Sheva would go one to appear in all three of their Group Stage matches.

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