Taryn Hemmings


Defender / Chicago Red Stars, Canberra United



Taryn Hemmings is a professional soccer player from Greeley, Colorado. During Hemmings’ 2003 High School season, she was named a NSCAA Adidas High School All American. Taryn then played 4 years for the University of Denver Pioneers. In 2008, she was named the Comeback Player of the Year and after 4 years with the Pioneers, and Taryn tied the franchise record for career goals. Hemmings transitioned into her professional career in the 2010 WPS draft, when she was selected by the Boston Breakers. She retired from the Orlando Pride in 2016, and currently works for her own cosmetics company in her home state of Colorado.

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April 26, 1986 (age 31)


5 ft 8 in (173 cm)


Chicago Red Stars, Canberra United



Taryn Hemmings' Road to Pro Soccer

Soccer player Taryn Hemmings did not originally think she would end up playing at a professional level. Hemmings had a successful career at the University of Denver, but was not planning on playing

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Taryn Hemmings's Professional Soccer Gear

Taryn sat down with us to share her gear she uses playing soccer. She shared with us her favorite cleats and shin guards she wore on the pitch.     

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What Does Former Pro Soccer Player Taryn Hemmings Think of the Wage Gap?

The pay gap between men’s and women’s sports has been controversial for many athletes, and professional soccer player Taryn Hemmings thinks so too. Taryn thinks the US Women’s National Team is righ

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Taryn Hemmings' Biggest Challenge

Every professional athlete encounters obstacles that they need to overcome. For professional soccer player Taryn Hemmings, the biggest one has been displaying confidence on the playing field. In th

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Professional Soccer Defender, Taryn Hemmings Hangs Up the Cleats

Professional athlete turned entrepreneur Taryn Hemmings talks about her transition from soccer player to business owner. Taryn is now the proud founder of Sweat Cosmetics. In this video, Hemmings t

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What Does it Mean to Taryn Hemmings to be a Pro?

Taryn Hemmings grew up in a world with very few professional female athletes. It wasn't until the 1999 US Women's National soccer team’s success that she found female athletes to emulate. In this v

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Want a custom Tweet From Taryn Hemmings?

For a limited time, Taryn Hemmings is offering to do a custom Birthday/Congrats/etc tweet to the Twitter handle of your choice. Surprise your spouse or kids on their birthday, or congratulate them

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From an Idea to a Company: Sweat Cosmetics Takes Off

Former pro soccer player Taryn Hemmings, along with other players, has created a new makeup line called Sweat Cosmetics. Their company has already picked up a lot of publicity/ success, as they are

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Assembling The Sweat Cosmetics Team

The Sweat Cosmetics team is made up of five former women's soccer players; Emily Hines, Courtney Jones, Leslie Osborne, Lindsay Tarpley, and Taryn Hemmings. With the five soccer players at the helm

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