Mia Elle Ries

Mia Ries

Mia Elle Ries

McDonough, GA
5' 7"
Forward / Midfield
Atlanta Fire United South
130 lbs
Points per game
Assists per game
Rebounds per game

My name is Mia Elle Ries, I am 16 years old, and currently a Junior at Union Grove HS in Henry County, GA.  Soccer means much more to me than one may think. Soccer is my outlet…every time I step on the field, my stress disappears. I get a sense of freedom when I play, I give everything I have on the field and absolutely love the sport. I crave the competitiveness of soccer. I welcome being pushed by my teammates and coaching staff to reach my full potential as a player. Soccer has taught me crucial lessons I will carry throughout my life. The teamwork, social, interpersonal, and communication skills I have learned are priceless. Soccer is a huge part of my life; but, my academics are equally important. I have never been the type of student who does the “least amount of work possible”, or to just “get by”. I believe if you do something, you do it to the best of your ability. I strive to show this in the classroom and on the field. Other than school and soccer, I enjoy being outside, hiking with my family and spending time with our golden retriever, Phoebe. 



  • Union Grove HS Sophomore Homecoming Princess- 2019/20



  • 4.0+ Student

  • “All A” Honor Roll – High School

  • Beta Club Member – High School

  • HOSA High School Health Club Member

  • Awarded #1 Language Arts Student in Freshman Class @ Union Grove HS

  • Awarded #1 Math Student in Freshman Class @ Union Grove HS

  • Received the Overall Academic Award as the #2 ranked student in the entire Freshman Class

  • Earned Academic and athletic Varsity Letters as a Freshman



  • High School Varsity Starter as a Freshman (Sophomore season cancelled due to COVID)

  • High School Team finished 21-3-1 in 2019 Spring Season, reaching the Georgia AAAAA State Quarterfinals

  • Awarded All-Region Player during Freshman High School Season @ Union Grove

  • 8 goals and 6 assists playing MF during Freshman Season @ Union Grove.

  • Atlanta Fire United Club Team – SCCL

  • Club starting MF player, 80 min+ per game


My goal is to take my soccer career to the next level and represent a University as a Student-Athlete.  I’m confident I have the strength, speed, drive, determination, skills, passion, and commitment to play soccer at the next level.  Academics are very important to me, as mentioned in my bio.  However, ultimately, I am driven to do both – to continue my playing career into College, while also working hard to complete my Undergraduate education.  I am currently in dual-enrollment, taking college level courses along with HS.