Michelle Lomnicki

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Michelle Lomnicki
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Michelle Wenino with the Chicago Red Stars in July 2013
Personal information
Full name Michelle Lynn Lomnicki
Date of birth (1987-05-03) May 3, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Aurora, Colorado, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chicago Red Stars
Number 13
Youth career
2005–2008 Colorado Buffaloes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Chicago Red Stars 1 (0)
2010 SC Freiburg 8 (1)
2010 Pali Blues 5 (0)
2011–2012 Sky Blue FC 3 (1)
2013–2015 Chicago Red Stars 40 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michelle Lynn Lomnicki (born May 3, 1987), née Wenino, is an American retired professional soccer defender who currently plays for National Women's Soccer League club Chicago Red Stars.

Early life[edit]

Born in Aurora, Colorado, to parents Pat and Sherri Wenino, Michelle attended Smoky Hill High School and played all four seasons for the girls soccer team. A four-sport, and 15-time letterwinner, she received the school's Athlete of the Year with Honors award in 2005. Wenino was a Tulsa All-Tournament team member in 2004 and received the Fair Play Award in 2000 State Cup play.  She was first-team Centennial league as a senior and second-team as a junior and was named MVP for Smoky Hill as a senior.  In 2003, the team were the 2003 Centennial League Champions. Wenino also ran track (200-800m distances) and cross country as a member of the 2002, 2003 and 2004 5A state championship teams that finished second at nationals in 2004 in Portland, Oregon.  She was also a point guard on the school's basketball team that won the 2002 Centennial League Championship. [1]

Playing career[edit]


Chicago Red Stars (WPS), 2009[edit]

In 2009, Wenino played for Chicago Red Stars in the WPS during its inaugural season. She made one appearance during a game against Saint Louis Athletica at Toyota Park for a total of 34 minutes played.[2][3]

SC Freiburg, 2010[edit]

In 2010, Wenino played for SC Freiburg.[4] She played seven games with five starts for a total of 476 minutes, scoring one goal.[3]

Sky Blue FC, 2011[edit]

In January 2011, Wenino signed with Sky Blue FC.[5][6] She made three appearances and scored one goal.[3]

Chicago Red Stars (NWSL), 2013–2015[edit]

In February 2013, Wenino joined Chicago Red Stars in the National Women's Soccer League.[7] Wenino started 17 games and appeared in 18 games in the 22-game season, usually playing defender on the right wing. She scored one goal and had one assist.[8]

She announced her retirement on March 1, 2016.[9]


  1. ^ "Michelle Wenino biography". Colorado University. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Soccer Star Michelle Wenino: Red Star Lone Ranger". Bleacher Report. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Michelle Wenino". Soccer Way. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wechselübersicht zur Winterpause". FanSoccer Das Frauenfußball-Magazin. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sky Blue FC adds Carrie Drew, Kristi Eveland, and Michelle Wenino to its roster". Capital Sports Report. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Defensive Trio Added to Sky Blue FC Roster". Our Sports Central. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Red Stars Add Fowlkes, Mautz, and Wenino". Chicago Red Stars. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.nwslsoccer.com/Stats/index_E.html, accessed December 28, 2013
  9. ^ http://chicagoredstars.com/red-stars-veteran-michelle-lomnicki-announces-retirement/

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