Adelaide Gay

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Adelaide Gay
Personal information
Full name Adelaide Anne Gay
Date of birth (1989-11-03) November 3, 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Princeton, New Jersey
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Kvarnsvedens IK
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Yale
2010–2012 North Carolina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Pali Blues (0)
2013 Portland Thorns FC 0 (0)
2014 Washington Spirit 0 (0)
2015–2016 Kvarnsvedens IK[1][2] 43 (0)
2017 ÍBV 18 (0)
2018 Seattle Reign FC 0 (0)
2018 Portland Thorns FC 0 (0)
2018– Kvarnsvedens IK 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 28, 2018

Adelaide Gay (born November 3, 1989) is an American soccer goalkeeper currently playing for Kvarnsvedens IK in Sweden. She previously played for Kvarnsvedens IK, Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja (IBV) in Iceland and several different teams in NWSL.

Early life[edit]

Born in Princeton, New Jersey to Lori and John Gay, Adelaide attended and played for the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Gay was goalkeeper on the varsity soccer team and was captain of the team as a senior in 2007. She helped lead her team to three Prep A finals—in 2004, 2006 and 2007—was named first-team All-MAPLS her sophomore through senior years, was a NJISAA Prep A first-team choice those same three years, and was The Trentonian prep A player of the year selection in 2007. Gay also excelled academically. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA, member of Cum Laude Society, and was a National Merit Scholar. Gay also competed in indoor track running the 200 and 800 meters and throwing shot put.[3]

Gay also played for the PDA Power club team which won State Cup championships four times as well as the 2005 regional title. The club team was a national finalist in 2005. Gay was captain of the team that won the Region 1 Premier League championship in 2004 & 2006 and was a finalist in 2005 and 2007. She was also chosen as a member of the Region 1 Olympic Development Program (ODP) Team.[4]


Gay attended Yale University in 2009. The following year, she transferred to the University of North Carolina where she stayed for the remainder of her collegiate career and majored in Business Administration.[5][6]

During her sophomore year in 2010, Gay played in six games and logged a 0.94 goals against average (GAA). Her junior year, Gay played 900 minutes, alternating halves with Anna Sieloff in goal. She allowed only four goals and led the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in goals against average at 0.40. Gay recorded a save percentage of .852 with 23 saves on the season, including a career high of four against Texas A&M. She was named a first-team Capital One Academic All-America by College Sports Information Directors of America and earned Academic All-District honors. She was an All-ACC Academic Team selection and was nominated for the 2012 ACC Academic Honor Roll. Gay finished with a goalkeeper record of 7–0–0 sharing shutouts with Anna Sieloff against University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Florida State, Clemson, Duke, Wake Forest, Boston College and Baylor. She recorded a scoreless streak of over 450 minutes starting in September through November.[4]

During her senior year with the Tar Heels, Gay helped the team win their 21st NCAA championship title.[7][8]

Playing career[edit]

Pali Blues, 2009[edit]

In 2009, Gay played for the Pali Blues in the W-League and helped the team win the 2009 W-League Championship.[4]

Portland Thorns FC and Washington Spirit, 2013–14[edit]

In 2013, the Portland Thorns FC signed Gay as a discovery player headed into the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).[9][10] When Portland signed Amber Brooks on January 2, 2014, they waived Gay ahead of the 2014 season.[11] She signed with the Washington Spirit in April of the same year.[12]

Kvarnsveden, 2015–16[edit]

In 2015, Gay signed with Kvarnsvedens IK in the Swedish Elitettan.[2] Gay played every minute of the team's 26 league games and recorded 16 clean sheets helping the team win the league title and promotion to the top-division Damallsvenskan.[13] Gay re-signed for the 2016 season with Kvarnsveden in the Damallsvenskan.[14]

Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja (IBV), 2017[edit]

Gay signed with Icelandic club Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja (IBV) for the 2017 season[15] and helped the team win the 2017 Icelandic Women's Cup in September.[16]

Seattle Reign FC, 2018[edit]

In March 2018, Gay signed with Seattle Reign FC in the NWSL as a national team replacement player.[17]

Portland Thorns FC, 2018[edit]

In April 2018, Gay signed with the Portland Thorns again as a national team replacement player.[18]

Kvarnsveden, 2018[edit]

After being released from Portland she got a call from Sweden and in July again signed with Kvarnsvedens IK now back in the Swedish Elitettan for the second half of the season. [19]


  1. ^ "Player Interview" (in Swedish). Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Adelaide Gay —".
  3. ^ "Adelaide Gay Player Profile".
  4. ^ a b c "Adelaide Gay". University of North Carolina. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "North Carolina's Adelaide Gay proves she belongs". ESPN. Archived from the original on September 21, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  6. ^ "Gay's leap of faith pays off". NCAA. Archived from the original on April 25, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  7. ^ "Ohai does it again, North Carolina advances to final". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  8. ^ "UNC women win 21st soccer title". ESPN. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  9. ^ "Portland Thorns FC announces roster".
  10. ^ "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet: Portland Thorns season preview". SB Nation. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  11. ^ "Portland Thorns sign midfielder Amber Brooks, waive Adelaide Gay and Elizabeth Guess".
  12. ^ "Washington Spirit announces official 2014 NWSL roster – Womens Soccer United". April 8, 2014.
  13. ^ "Spelprogram – Elitettan —".
  14. ^ "Amerikansk trio stannar i Kvarnsveden".
  15. ^ "Adelaide Gay til ÍBV (Staðfest)" (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  16. ^ "Umfjöllun, viðtöl og myndir: Stjarnan – ÍBV 2–3 | Sigríður Lára tryggði Eyjakonum bikarinn | Sjáðu mörkin – Vísir". Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  17. ^ "Seattle Reign FC Sign Goalkeeper Adelaide Gay as a National Team Replacement Player". TheBold: Seattle Reign FC. 2018-03-23. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  18. ^ Nguyen, Tyler. "Adelaide Gay signed as Goalkeeper Replacement". Stumptown Footy. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
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