Andi Sullivan

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Andi Sullivan
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Personal information
Full name Andi Sullivan
Date of birth (1995-12-20) December 20, 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Honolulu, Hawaii, United States[1]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Washington Spirit
Number 12
Youth career
Bethesda Soccer Club
McLean Youth Soccer
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Stanford Cardinal 87 (20)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Washington Spirit Reserves
2018– Washington Spirit 25 (0)
National team
2011–2012 United States U-17
2013–2014 United States U-20
2015– United States U-23
2016– United States 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 26, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 8, 2018

Andi Sullivan (born December 20, 1995) is an American soccer player who plays for the Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Raised in Lorton, Virginia, Sullivan is the youngest of four siblings and attended South County High School.[2] She played club soccer for Bethesda Soccer Club (Freedom) and McLean Youth Soccer.[2] In 2013, she was named the national Youth Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).[2] Top Drawer Soccer ranked her as the top college recruit.[2]

Stanford Cardinal, 2014–2017[edit]

During her freshman season in 2014, Sullivan started in 23 of the 24 matches in which she played. She scored her first goal for the Cardinal during a match against Dayton University and served four assists throughout the season ranking third on the team. She made the All-Freshman First Team for Top Drawer Soccer, as well as the Pac-12 First Team and NSCAA All-Pacific Region Second Team. She was also awarded Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and named National Freshman of the Year by Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer America.

As a sophomore, Sullivan played and started in all 23 games. She scored 5 goals, including three game-winners, and provided 2 assists. As a junior, Sullivan led Stanford in points (29), goals (11) and game-winning goals (4). She was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and earned All-Pac-12 first team honors for the third consecutive season.

As a senior, Sullivan tallied three goals and six assists and led Stanford to their second national championship, scoring in the College Cup final. She won the Hermann Trophy, after being a finalist in 2016 and a semifinalist in 2015.[2]

Club career[edit]

Andi Sullivan & Alanna Kennedy fight for the ball in a match between Washington Spirit and Orlando Pride on June 23, 2018.

Washington Spirit Reserves, 2012–2015[edit]

Sullivan played in the USL W-League during the 2012–2015 seasons.[4][5] She played with D.C. United Women in 2012,[6] which was later renamed the Washington Spirit Reserves for the 2013–2015 seasons.

Washington Spirit, 2018–present[edit]

On January 18, 2018, Sullivan was selected as the number one overall draft pick at the 2018 NWSL College Draft by the Washington Spirit.[7] Sullivan appeared in every game for the Spirit, except for the last game of the season which she missed as she was completing in the Nordic Cup with U.S. U-23.

Sullivan was named a finalist for 2018 NWSL Rookie of the Year, she finished second in voting for the award behind winner, Imani Dorsey.[8]

She returned to Washington for the 2019 NWSL season and was named team captain. [9]

International career[edit]

Youth national teams[edit]

Sullivan has represented the United States on the senior national team as well as the under-15, under-17, under-20, and under-23 national teams.[2] Sullivan competed for the United States at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship in Guatemala where she helped the under-17 national team win gold.[10] Despite being the youngest player on the under-20 national team roster at the 2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship, she co-captained the team to a 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup berth.[10]

On August 23, 2018 she was named to the United States U-23 team for the 2018 Nordic tournament.[11]

Senior National Team[edit]

She earned her first cap with the senior national team during an international friendly match against Switzerland on October 19, 2016, and earned Player of the Match for her impressive performance.[12] She earned her first assist a few days later on October 23, 2016.[13] She then played in two more matches on November 10 and 13 where she earned another assist.[14] However, she tore her ACL a few days later during a college match on November 18, 2016.[15] She missed a large part of the year due to the injury but made her return to the national team on October 19, 2017.[16]

Sullivan was named to the 23-player roster for the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, the U.S won the tournament for the second time.[17] She was on the 35-player provisional roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship but was not named to the final 20-player roster.[18]

In 2019, Sullivan was originally not included on the January camp roster but was added to the roster by head coach Jill Ellis.[19] Sullivan was also named to the team for the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.[20]

Honors and awards[edit]


Stanford University


Youth sides

Senior team



  1. ^ "Update: Final list of players eligible for the 2018 NWSL College Draft". NWSL. January 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Andi Sullivan". Stanford University. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Andi Sullivan". U.S. Soccer Federation. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Spirit Reserves add former D.C. United Women trio". Washington spirit. April 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "Spirit Reserves re-sign U-20 National Team pair". Washington spirit. March 25, 2014.
  6. ^ "D.C. United Women pick up U.S. U-17 National Teamer Sullivan for late season push". Washington spirit. July 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "Washington Spirit selects Andi Sullivan with first overall pick in 2018 NWSL College Draft". Washington Spirit. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "Rookie of the Year: Imani Dorsey, Sky Blue FC". September 26, 2018. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Washington Spirit betting big on Andi Sullivan as captain and primary playmaker". April 12, 2019. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Sullivan takes in experiences with U.S. at CWU20". CONCACAF. January 16, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  11. ^ "U-23 WNT HEADED TO NORWAY FOR 2018 NORDIC TOURNAMENT". August 23, 2018. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  12. ^ Hays, Graham (October 26, 2016). "After stint with national team, Andi Sullivan ready to lead Stanford's push to College Cup". ESPN. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  14. ^ "WNT CRUISES TO 8–1 WIN VS. ROMANIA IN SAN JOSE". U.S. Soccer. November 11, 2016.
  15. ^ "Stanford, U.S. midfielder Andi Sullivan suffers torn ACL". The Equalizer. November 21, 2016.
  16. ^ "ANDI SULLIVAN RETURNS TO THE WNT". U.S. Soccer. October 18, 2017.
  17. ^ "ELLIS NAMES 23-PLAYER ROSTER FOR 2018 SHEBELIEVES CUP". February 23, 2018. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  18. ^ "2018 Concacaf Women's Championship" (PDF). Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  19. ^ "ANDI SULLIVAN ADDED TO WNT ROSTER FOR 2019 JANUARY TRAINING CAMP". January 7, 2019. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  20. ^ "23 PLAYERS NAMED TO 2019 SHEBELIEVES CUP ROSTER". February 12, 2019. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  21. ^ "WNT WINS 2018 SHEBELIEVES CUP WITH 1–0 VICTORY VS. ENGLAND". March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  22. ^ Timmermann, Tom. "Stanford, Wake Forest seniors win Hermann Trophy".
  23. ^ "Sullivan wins Honda Award". Stanford Athletics. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  24. ^ Hays, Graham (November 3, 2016). "Stanford's Andi Sullivan makes up for lost time, named espnW player of week". ESPN. Retrieved November 18, 2016.

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