Kristen Ann and Samantha Mewis from Hanson, Massachusetts have moved onto the Semi-Finals in the Tokyo Olympics with the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, beating the Netherlands in a shootout in the Quarterfinals on Friday, July 30th. The sisters, born just twenty months apart, were born in Weymouth and grew up in Hanson, eventually becoming stars of the Whitman-Hanson High School squad. Both are now playing midfield on their first Olympic team. They’re used to the spotlight though, Kristie playing professionally for the Houston Dash and Sam for the North Carolina Courage.
The Olympics caught up with the duo to find out 10 Fun Facts about them, including sibling rivalry, what they do in their “free” time, even their favorite Dunkin‘ orders. You can even cheer the twosome on with a can of their very own beer, “Team Mew-S-A Citrus IPA,” brewed by Harpoon Brewery. A portion of the proceeds from each 4-pack sold will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester, an organization Sam regularly works with in a community in which she and her husband live.
Kristie, Sam and the rest of their team will next take the field for the Women’s soccer semi-final match against Canada Monday, August 2nd at 4a.m.