Lori Lindsey

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Lori Lindsey
Lori Lindsey USA vs Can Sep17.jpg
Lori Lindsey of the United States Women's National Soccer team at a friendly against Canada in 2011
Personal information
Full name Lori Ann Lindsey
Date of birth (1980-03-19) 19 March 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Washington Spirit
Number 6
Youth career
1998–2001 Virginia Cavaliers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Indiana Blaze
2002 San Diego Spirit 20 (2)
2003 Washington Freedom
2006–2009 Washington Freedom 47 (11)
2010–2011 Philadelphia Independence 35 (2)
2012 Western New York Flash
2013- Washington Spirit 21 (1)
2013 Canberra United 13 (2)
National team
United States U-17
United States U-21
2005– United States 31 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 February 2013

Lori Ann Lindsey (born March 19, 1980) is an American soccer midfielder who currently plays for Canberra United in the Australian W-League and is also a member of the United States Women's National Soccer Team player pool.[1] She played one match in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany and was named an alternate for the 2012 Olympics in London.[2][3]

Lindsey previously played for the Washington Freedom in the WUSA, the Washington Freedom and Philadelphia Independence in the WPS, the Western New York Flash of WPSL Elite League[4] and the Washington Spirit in the NWSL.

Her nickname on the United States Women's National Soccer Team is Lightning.[2]

Early life[edit]

Lori grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is the daughter of Larry and Carol Lindsey. A graduate of Pike High School, she was named NSCAA Parade All-American and earned first team All-State honors four consecutive years. Upon graduating, she was the all-time leading prep scorer in Indiana high school history. During high school, Lindsey refereed current teammate Lauren Cheney's indoor soccer games.[1]

University of Virginia[edit]

Lindsey played at the University of Virginia from 1998–2001 and was the school's first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, winning the award two consecutive years (2000 & 2001) joining Mia Hamm as the only other player to achieve that distinction. She finished sixth all-time scorer in UVA history with 33 goals and 76 points and was named NSCAA Second-Team All-American in 2001 and Third-Team All-American in 2000. She was also a 2001 finalist for the M.A.C. Award. Lori was named Female Athlete of the Year at UVA for the 2001-02 academic year.[5]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Lori playing against Saint Louis Athletica.

Lori played for the Indiana Blaze of the W-League from 1997-2000. In 2002, She was the fourth overall pick in the WUSA draft by the San Diego Spirit. She played in 20 games, starting 13 and scored two goals with five assists. She was traded to the Washington Freedom during the 2003 WUSA Draft and was a member of 2003 Founders Cup III Champions.

Lori was a member of the 2007 W-League champions with the Washington Freedom.

In 2009, she played for the Washington Freedom in the inaugural season of the WPS after being taken 17th overall by the Freedom in the WPS General Draft. She started 18 of the 19 games she played for the Freedom, scoring two goals with one assist.

She was the first player taken in the WPS Expansion Draft by the Philadelphia Independence, and played with the club for two seasons (2010, 2011).[1]

Lindsey played for the Western New York Flash during the 2012 season.[4][6][7]

On January 11, 2013 she joined Washington Spirit in the new National Women's Soccer League.

On September 3, 2013 she signed for Australian team, Canberra United.[8]

International[edit]

2011 United States women's national soccer team players, Jillian Loyden, Nicole Barnhart, Lori Lindsey, and Ali Krieger, with United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Lindsey played for the U.S. U-16, U-17 and U-21 teams and was a member of the USA's U-21 2001 Nordic Cup champions in Norway.[1]

Lori was called into national team training camps in 2009 and 2010 and was in Residency Training Camp at The Home Depot Center in 2004 and 2006. She played one match in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany against Colombia which the U.S. won 3-0. She has been described as one of the best possessors of the ball on the U.S. team and is known for her excellent work rate, superb passing, and willingness to sacrifice for the team. As a central midfielder, she led the team in assists in 2010 with seven.[1]

Lori Lindsey was a member of the 2012 U.S. Women's National Team player pool and was named as an alternate for the 2012 Olympics in London.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. January 22, 2012 Vancouver, Canada  Guatemala 6 – 0 13 - 0 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Personal life[edit]

Lindsey resides in Washington, DC.[1] She came out publicly as gay in 2012 in an interview with Autostraddle, but notes her sexuality has never been in question to friends and family.[9] She is currently in a relationship with footballer Sally Shipard [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Lori Lindsey profile". US Soccer. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Persistence Pays off for Lori Lindsey". US Soccer. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Pia Sundhage names 18 women to U.S. women's 2012 Olympic soccer roster". NBC. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Lori Lindsey player profile". Western New York Flash. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lori Lindsey player profile". University of Virginia. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Flash continue to build, add Lindsey". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "WNY Flash Players Return from National Team Duty". Western NY Flash. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Gibbs, Russ (3 September 2013). "US international set for Canberra move". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lori Lindsey, USWNT Dark Horse: The Autostraddle Coming Out Interview". 5 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/wleague-star-sally-shipard-opens-up-about-battle-with-eating-disorder-20140208-328i4.html

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