Katie Thorlakson

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Katie Thorlakson
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-01-14) January 14, 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Height 160 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 University of Notre Dame 95 (55)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 26 (9)
2009–2010 Melbourne Victory FC 9 (2)
National team
2002 Canada U-19
2004–2007 Canada 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Katie Thorlakson (born January 14, 1985, in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a Canadian retired soccer forward, who last played for Melbourne Victory FC. Thorlakson won two medals with the Canadian women's national soccer team at the Pan American Games in 2003 and 2007. She played collegiately soccer for the University of Notre Dame women's soccer team, where she record 73 assists, second most in school history. In 2004, she won the Soccer America Player of the Year Award, awarded to the best player in collegiate soccer for that year.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Thorlakson was signed by Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2003, but only played handful of games in next two seasons due to commitments to Notre Dame. She would later join the Whitecaps halfway through the 2005 season.[1] In the summer of 2006, she tore her ACL, MCL and meniscus in her right knee.[2]

International career[edit]

Thorlakson played in all six matches for the Canada under-19 team at the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, who lost in the final to the United States. At 19 years old, Thorlakson made her debut for the national team on July 30, 2004, against Japan.[3] She scored her only two goals for Canada in an 11–1 win over Jamaica at the 2007 Pan American Games. Thorlakson was selected to the national team for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, playing once in a 4–0 win over Ghana.



Vancouver Whitecaps FC





  1. ^ "Thorlakson to be thwarted by knee injury". The Vancouver Sun. Postmedia News. May 13, 2006. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Weber, Marc (May 14, 2009). "Katie Thorlakson: psychology of a fighter". The Province. Postmedia Network. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Fowler, Ken (May 19, 2006). "ND Female Athlete of the Year: Katie Thorlakson". ndscmobserver.com. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 

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