Kacey White

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Kacey White
Personal information
Full name Kacey Dell White
Date of birth (1984-04-27) April 27, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Aurora, Colorado, United States
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2002–2005 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 New Jersey Wildcats 14 (5)
2006 Bälinge IF
2007 AIK
2007 Bälinge IF
2009–10 Sky Blue FC 43 (3)
2011 magicJack 1 (0)
2011 Atlanta Beat 9 (1)
National team
United States U-21
2006–2010 United States 18 (0)
Teams managed
2017 Xavier
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 28, 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 26, 2013

Kacey Dell Burke (born April 27, 1984), née Kacey Dell White is an American professional soccer midfielder and coach. She most recently played for the Atlanta Beat of Women's Professional Soccer and the United States women's national soccer team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Aurora, Colorado, White began playing soccer at the age of five.[1] She attended Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington, Texas where she was named to the NSCAA All-America squad in 2001 and was a Parade All-American selection.[2] White played club soccer for the Solar '84 and Defeeters '84. She also played for the regional Olympic Development Program (ODP) team from 1997 to 2002.[1]

North Carolina Tar Heels[edit]

White attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2002–05. She finished her career having scored 22 goals and serving 58 assists for a total of 102 points during her collegiate career. She also ranked fifth on North Carolina's all-time career assists list and fourth at the national level in 2003 with 16 assists.[3] She was a starting midfielder for the Tar Heels when they won the 2003 College Cup.[1][4][5] In 2005, White earned Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) tournament.[6]

Playing career[edit]


White exchanges crests with Lori Chalupny of the St. Louis Athletica, 2010.

White signed with Bälinge IF in Sweden for the 2006 season and was later named Uppland Forward of the Year. In 2007, she played for AIK in Sweden's Damallsvenskan.[2]

In 2008, White was selected 21st overall during the 2009 WPS Draft by Sky Blue FC. She started in 19 of the 22 games she played during the inaugural season of the Women's Professional Soccer and scored three goals.[7] After spending half of the season in last place, Sky Blue won the 2009 WPS championship title after defeating the Los Angeles Sol 1–0 during the final.[8] She returned to Sky Blue during the 2010 season, starting 23 of 24 games.[7]

White signed with magicJack, formerly the Washington Freedom for the 2011 season. She made one appearance for the team. In June, White was traded to the Atlanta Beat in exchange for a 2012 fourth round draft pick.[9] She started in all nine of her appearances for the club during the 2011 season and scored a goal against her former team, magicJack on June 12.[7][10]


White represented the United States as various youth levels, including the under-19 and under-21 national teams. With the under-21 team, she won the 2005 Nordic Cup in Sweden.[1] On November 2, 2006, she debuted for the United States women's national soccer team during at match against the Netherlands during the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea.[2] White was an alternate for the senior national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2012, White became an assistant coach for the Oklahoma Sooners women's soccer team.[3][11] She was a volunteer assistant coach at Southern Methodist University in 2008 and an assistant coach at Texas Tech University in 2007.[3] In 2015, she was added to the coaching staff of the Capital Area Soccer League for the U-15 to U-18 girls programs, effective for the Fall 2015 season.[12]

On December 14, 2016 it was announced that she will become the new head coach of Women's soccer at Xavier University.

On April 18, 2017 it was announced that she resigned as Xavier head coach to take a position with US soccer.[13]


  1. ^ a b c d "Kacey White". University of North Carolina. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kacey White". US Soccer Federation. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Kacey Burke". University of Oklahoma. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tar Heels sharing the load". ESPN. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Gardiner, Andy (September 25, 2005). "North Carolina keeps on rolling in soccer". USA Today. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Separating the wheat from the chaff". ESPN. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Kacey White". Soccer Way. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ Witz, Billy (August 23, 2009). "Last Laugh and Trophy Are Prizes for Sky Blue". New York Times. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Beat Return Home On A High Note". Our Sports Central. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (June 14, 2011). "WPS balance of power shifts slightly in Week 10 with Flash loss". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Oklahoma hires Kacey White as soccer assistant". KRGV. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Kacey White Resigns To Accept Coaching Position With U.S. Soccer". Xavier University Athletics. April 18, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 

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