- HometownLiberty, Missouri
Date of Birth: 3/4/1993
College: Texas A&M
How Acquired: Trade with Utah Royals FC (12/29/17)
Shea Groom was a two-time NSCAA All-American at Texas A&M after registering 41 goals and 25 assists during her college career. She was then selected as the no. 12 overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft by FC Kansas City, helping them to the NWSL Championship that year behind a four-goal and two-assist rookie season.
In her follow-up 2016 campaign, Groom was fifth in the league with a team-leading eight goals and received NWSL Second XI accolades. During the 2017 season, the Missouri native had another well-accomplished year for FC Kansas City, recording a team-best five assists and finishing second on her club with five goals. On the international front, Groom represented the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team in the 2015 La Manga Tournament in Spain.