U.S. National Teams: A mainstay in the center-midfield for the U-17s during this cycle, she was a member of the U.S. team at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Grenada, playing every minute of all five matches as she helped the USA to the regional title and a berth to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Named to the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship Best XI … Has 17 U-17 caps heading into the World Cup and one goal and is second on the team in minutes played with 1049 … Has come up through the U.S. youth WNT system, playing for the U-14s in 2013-2014, the U-17s from 2015 to present and has attended camps with the U-19s in July of 2015 and spent time with the U-20s from Aug.-Oct. of 2015 … Has one cap and one goal at the U-20 level, scoring against Honduras in a friendly match in Sept. of 2015.
College / High School: Has verbally committed to attend the University of North Carolina in the fall of 2018 … Attends Charles E. Jordan High School, where she played her freshman year, scoring 24 goals with eight assists and was named the 2015 Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year, the PAX-VI Player of the Year as well as All-County, All-State and All-Region … Was also an NSCAA All-American … Did not play high school soccer her sophomore year.
Club: Has played U-14 to present for CASL ... Played U-11 through U-13 on boys’ teams – the Sting and the Cosmos -- with the Triangle Futbol Club … Played U-9 and U-10 with the Triangle Futbol Club for the Lightning and the Sol … Played U-8 with Triangle United … Helped the U-12 boys Triangle Futbol Club Cosmos with the regional championship in 2012.
Personal: Full name is Brianna Alexis Pinto … A member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes … Was a member of the All A Honor Roll in 2015 and the A-B Honor Roll in 2016 … Some of her favorite pastimes are playing tennis, cooking, shopping, traveling, reading and photography … Her dad Hassan Pinto played for the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team, and at UNC-Chapel Hill … Her mom Meleata played softball at UNC-Chapel Hill and has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University … Older brother Hassan plays soccer at Elon University and her younger brother Malik plays club for the NC Fusion … Three words that describe her off the field: “smart, kind and funny” … Three words that describe her on the field: “brave, driven, creative” … Her motto is: “live in the light of the Lord” … Played the violin … Best present she ever received was her GoPro so she can “document my life” …Her favorite class is Math … Her craziest ambition is to win the FIFA World Player of the Year … Her dream job is architect … Her favorite food is a buffalo chicken sandwich … She does not like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches … Favorite female player is Heather O’Reilly and favorite male player is Andres Iniesta … Serena Williams is her biggest athletic inspiration … Says the best part about being a soccer player is “getting to see the world because it’s a global game” … Has four German Shepherds: Anta, Chewy, Gero and Lola … Some of her favorite TV shows are One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and Friday Night Lights … Favorite musical artist are Justin Bieber, Drake and Beyonce … Favorite desert is mint chocolate chip ice cream … Book she recently read: In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote.