Desiree Scott

  •  5'2"
  •  135
  •  07-31-1987
  •  Winnipeg, MB
  •  University of Manitoba

Scott, 24, returns for her third season with Whitecaps FC after last playing for the club during the 2010 W-League season. In total, the Winnipeg, Manitoba native has started 11 of her 15 W-League appearances, contributing one goal and one assist in 2010 to help the ‘Caps reach the W-League championship final, while also playing on the squad that won the league title in 2006.

From 2005 to 2009, Scott played Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) soccer for the University of Manitoba. Her accolades with the Bisons included being named a first team CIS All-Canadian in 2009, as well as twice earning Canada West All-Star honours and winning the Canada West Rookie of the Year award in 2005.

Internationally, Scott has become a key member of Canada’s senior women’s national team. This past January, the hard-nosed midfielder started all four of her appearances in the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament held at BC Place. She earned praise for her performance as Canada won a silver medal and a spot in this summer’s 2012 London Olympics. In total, Scott has started 20 of her 42 appearances for Canada since her debut in 2010. On the youth level, the Northwest Hurricanes product started all eight of her appearances for Canada’s U-20 women’s national team, playing in the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship.

2010: The midfielder appeared in seven games and two playoff games for the blue and white contributing one goal and one assist. Scott helped carry the 'Caps to the W-League Championship where they eventually fell to Buffalo in the final. 2006: Scott appeared in five matches for 450 minutes of action for the Caps, which saw the team winning their second W-League title that season.

2009: Scott was named to the Canada-West all-star first team and she was a Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) first team all-Canadian. 2008: The U of M product was named to the Canada-West all-star first team 2007: The Winnipeg, MB, native was named team Captain in 2007 and appeared in 14 games where she contributed six goals and three assists. 2006: The midfielder appeared in 14 games for the Bisons tallying six goals and five assists and was named team MVP. 2005: Scott was named rookie of the year for the Canada West division in her freshman season.

The midfielder started in her four appearances at the 2012 Women's CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver where she helped Canada clinch a berth in the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The University of Manitoba product, appeared in two games for Canada at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Scott, provided five appearances and two starts in the 2010 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifying. On February 24, 2010, Scott made her first senior debut at Cyprus for the 2010 Cyprus Women's Cup. She has played four matches for 160 minutes in the tournament, in which Canada brought home the trophy after defeating New Zealand by 1:0 in the finals. U-20: Scott has made 21 appearances for the Canadian national youth team. She participated in the 2006 FIFA Women's World Championship in Russia, as well as finishing second with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship where she started and appeared in Canada's five games.