tobin heath
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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Athlete
  • Birthday:  May 29, 1988

Tobin Heath is a professional soccer player who plays as a forward for the United States national team. She's been described as "perhaps the USA's most skillful player" by the United States Soccer Federation and was voted the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year in 2016. Heath played college soccer for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and helped the team win three NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championships.

Professionally, Heath has played for the New Jersey Wildcats from 2004-2005, the Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues in 2007 and Pali Blues in 2009, Atlanta Beat, Sky Blue FC, and New York Fury of Women's Professional Soccer as well as Paris Saint-Germain in France and for both Manchester United and Arsenal in the English FA Women's Super League. Heath has won two NWSL Championships with her former team, Portland Thorns.

Heath won gold with the national team at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, 2012 London Summer Olympics, 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, and she played for the team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup where the U.S. finished in second place. In 2019, Heath co-founded a lifestyle brand, re-inc, with fellow athletes Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press, and Meghan Klingenberg. In 2020, Heath was named to the FIFA FIFPro Women's World11. Heath was born in New Jersey and grew up in Basking Ridge. Heath has two older sisters, Katie and Perry, and a younger brother, Jeffrey.

Heath started playing soccer in the back of a YMCA when she was 4 years old. She graduated from Ridge High School in 2006, where she played soccer for three years. She also played for the 2003 Club National Champion PDA Wildcats team. Heath was ranked as the number two recruit in the nation in the Class of 2006 by Soccer Buzz magazine and was named to the Parade Magazine All-American team in 2005. She committed to attending the University of North Carolina when she was due to start her junior year at high school.

She didn't play soccer her senior year. Instead, she decided to train with boys. In her first year in 2006 with the Tar Heels, Heath was part of the All-America 2006 national championships team and made 23 appearances at left midfield, scoring four goals and assisting nine. As a sophomore, Heath scored two goals, assisting another five, and was named to the First-Team NSCAA All-American and First-Team All-ACC. In her junior year, she scored eight goals, which helped the Tar Heels to a 25-1-2 record and the NCAA title.

What religion is Tobin Heath?

Heath identifies as a Christian. Her siblings, Perry, Katie, and Jeffrey, are all active in Champions for Christ and Athletes in Action. She's described herself as a proud and devout follower of the Christian faith and is close to her family. She's said of her beliefs, "I was fortunate enough to grow up in a Christian home and an awesome family. Our family was just really passionate about Jesus. I had a great experience growing up. Like many kids, I wanted to do my own thing, so it wasn't until around the end of high school and the start of college that I started to develop my own faith."

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