Betsy Drambour

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Betsy Drambour
Personal information
Full name Elizabeth Drambour[1]
Date of birth (1965-08-01) August 1, 1965 (age 54)[2]
Place of birth New York State, U.S.
Playing position Defender[2]
Youth career
Years Team
1979–1982 Shenendehowa Plainsmen
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 George Mason Patriots 84
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 United States 7 (0)
Teams managed
Years Team
1988 Catholic University Cardinals
Adirondack Lynx (assistant)
Ballston Spa Scotties
Capital United Premier Soccer
Albany Alleycats
Saratoga Springs HS (assistant)

Elizabeth "Betsy" Drambour (born August 1, 1965) is an American former soccer player who played as a defender, making seven appearances for the United States women's national team. She is also a semi-professional golfer.

Soccer career[edit]

Drambour played for the Shenendehowa Plainsmen in high school, and was selected as an All-American in 1981 and 1982.[3] In college, she played for the George Mason Patriots from 1983 to 1986. She was an NSCAA Second-Team All-American in 1985 and 1986, and was included in the NSCAA All-Region Team in 1986. She was included in the NCAA All-Tournament Team in the championship-winning 1985 edition, where she was the most outstanding defensive player, as well as in 1986. In toal, she recorded 24 assists in 84 appearances for the Patriots.[4] During her career she also competed at the Empire State Games.[5]

Drambour made her international debut for the United States on July 7, 1986 in the 1986 North America Cup against Canada. In total, she made seven appearances for the U.S., earning her final exactly one year later against the same opponent in the North America Cup.[2]

Drambour later began coaching, and was the head coach of the Catholic University Cardinals women's soccer team in 1988.[6] She served as an assistant for the Adirondack Lynx,[7] and also coached the girls' teams of Ballston Spa High School,[8] Saratoga Springs High School,[9] Capital United Premier Soccer, and the Albany Alleycats.[10] She also served as the coach of the Adirondack Region in the 2010 Empire State Games.[11]

She was inducted into the Shenendehowa Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010,[12] as well as the New York State High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame in 2017.[13]

Golfing career[edit]

After her soccer career, Drambour began to play golf. In her first ever USGA event, she managed to reach the final of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links in June 1995.[14] However, she ultimately lost to Jo Jo Robertson.[15] She also played golf on the LPGA Futures Tour.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Drambour currently resides in Ballston Spa, New York.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

United States[2]
Year Apps Goals
1986 6 0
1987 1 0
Total 7 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newell, Kevin (June 22, 1995). "Graff won't flinch under pressure". The Record. p. S10. Retrieved August 25, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b c d "2019 U.S. Women's National Team Media Guide" (PDF). United States Soccer Federation. 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Bassett, Joyce (August 28, 2007). "Ex-St. Rose star lives dream". Times Union. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019 – via Northeast-10 Conference.
  4. ^ "George Mason 2019 Women's Soccer Information Guide" (PDF). George Mason Patriots. July 17, 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 22, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  5. ^ Allen, James (December 6, 2016). "Area well represented in Girls' Soccer Hall of Fame". Times Union. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Year-by-Year Results". Catholic University Cardinals. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  7. ^ Springstead, Will (April 9, 2006). "Frisch, Carroll and Wallace make Lynx roster". The Post-Star. p. D7. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  8. ^ Hudy, Stan (September 14, 2006). "B'Spa, Spa City soccer squads to meet". The Saratogian. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks". Times Union. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Bartlett, a rising soccer star, has the national team in her sights — from afar". The Altamont Enterprise. Guilderland, New York. August 14, 2014. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  11. ^ Schiltz, Jim (July 26, 2010). "Empire State Games: Connors' goal gives girls' soccer team gold medal". The Daily Gazette. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  12. ^ "Shenendehowa Athletic Hall of Fame". Shenendehowa Central School District. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  13. ^ "2017 inductees". New York State High School Girls Soccer Hall. 2017. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  14. ^ Edelson, Stephen (June 25, 1995). "Robertson, Drambour reach final match of U.S. Publinx". The Home News. Colts Neck Township, New Jersey. p. B2. Retrieved August 25, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ Edelson, Stephen (June 26, 1995). "Nervous Robertson vallies for the victory". Asbury Park Press. Colts Neck Township, New Jersey. p. C2. Retrieved August 25, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ "Betsy Drambour '83" (PDF). Shenendehowa Athletic Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 25, 2019.