Born in Oakville, Ontario, Diana Matheson grew up playing hockey and soccer for her hometown. After finishing high school at White Oaks Secondary School, Diana was accepted into Princeton University. She attended Princeton from 2004-2008, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the Department of Economics.
Diana has competed with the Canadian national team since 2003, appearing in four FIFA Women’s World Cups, three Pan American Games, and two Olympic Games. Off the field, she is an active leader in her community, working with Right to Play, iS4, and The Champions Network. She works with Right to Play’s Play Program, where she helps deliver educational programming to Aboriginal children and youth. Diana cofounded iS4 with three of her Canadian teammates (Christine Sinclair, Karina LeBlanc and Rhian Wilkinson). iS4 is a motivational organization which aims to inspire people from coast to coast, as well as share with them their experiences in Leadership, Resilience, Synergy and Empowerment. Diana is also a member of the Champions Network, which was created to help raise awareness for Special Olympics programs across the country. They are committed to Special Olympics and its ability to change lives, attitudes and create a more inclusive society. Finally, Diana supports Hydrated World’s mission to eliminate the water crisis. The launch of her limited edition collaboration tee, Far & Wide, helped provide safe water to the children's ward at the Maratha Clinic in Yei, South Sudan. Learn more about Diana here.