Sahlen in starting lineup of Western New York Flash vs Chicago Red Stars match on July 4, 2013
|Full name||Alexandra Sahlen|
|Date of birth||September 25, 1982|
|Place of birth||Williamsville, New York, United States|
|Height||1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Current club||Western New York Flash|
|Niagara Purple Eagles|
|2011–||Western New York Flash||18||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Alexandra "Alex" Sahlen (born September 25, 1982) is an American professional soccer player and entrepreneur. She plays for the Western New York Flash of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and is also the club's president.
Sahlen attended Niagara University from 2000-03 where she played for the Purple Eagles. She started 55 matches and completed her collegiate career with six goals and 10 assists, ranking 20th on the school's all-time scoring list. Sahlen helped guide the Purple Eagles to their first MAAC Championship appearance in 2003.
Western New York Flash
Along with husband Aaran Lines, Sahlen then founded a new professional W-League club, Buffalo Flash, in time for the 2009 season. Sahlen played for the Flash as they won the 2010 W-League championship and remained on the playing roster when the team changed its name to Western New York Flash and entered Women's Professional Soccer, claiming the 2011 WPS Championship.
Sahlen was assistant coach for the women's soccer team at her alma mater, Niagara University from 2004-2011.
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- Jenna Pel (2011-03-24). "An Interview With WNY Flash Head Coach Aaran Lines". All White Kit. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
- "Sahlen fights for women’s soccer league". Niagara Gazette. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- "Family ties don't stop the Flash's Alex Sahlen from doing a great job". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- "Former NU Stars Share Spotlight With World's Best". Niagara University. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- Western New York Flash player profile
- WPS player profile
- All White Kit: An Interview with WNY Flash Team President Alex Sahlen
- Alexandra Sahlen on Twitter