Lavelle with United States, 2017
|Full name||Rosemary Kathleen Lavelle|
|Date of birth||May 14, 1995|
|Place of birth||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|2014||Dayton Dutch Lions|
|2016||Dayton Dutch Lions|
|2013||United States U-18|
|2013–2014||United States U-20|
|2015–2016||United States U-23|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 7, 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 27, 2020
Rosemary Kathleen Lavelle (born May 14, 1995) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for English FA WSL team Manchester City and the United States national team. She started six games for the United States at the 2019 World Cup, scoring three goals, and was awarded the Bronze Ball. The same year, she was named the sixth best player in the world at The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 and was named to the 2019 FIFA FIFPro World XI.
Lavelle represented the United States at multiple youth levels before making her senior international debut in 2017. After finishing her collegiate career with the Wisconsin Badgers in 2016, Lavelle began her professional career with Boston Breakers before moving to Washington Spirit a year later.
Lavelle was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to parents Marty and Janet, and was raised with three siblings, John, Nora and Mary. She played competitive soccer initially with GSSA Sycamore United Club before moving to Lakota United Soccer Club and later with Cincinnati United Premier Soccer Club. As part of a third-grade book report, Lavelle chose to write about professional soccer star Mia Hamm.
A four-year varsity girl's soccer player at Mount Notre Dame High School, Lavelle was named Cincinnati's Player of the Year by The Cincinnati Enquirer her senior year. The same year, she scored 15 goals (38 points) for her team. Lavelle finished her high school career as the team's leading scorer with 57 goals. She was twice-named NSCAA All-Region as a junior and senior and received first-team all-state honors. She was awarded the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Sports Women of the Year award in 2013.
Wisconsin Badgers, 2013–2016
Lavelle was accepted to play college soccer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2013. A four-year starter, Lavelle made 19 appearances as a freshman, scoring 6 goals and registering 7 assists on the way to being named Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year. Wisconsin won the Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament in 2014. Lavelle was named Big Ten midfielder of the year consecutively in 2015 and 2016. In 2015, she was also named first-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), the first Wisconsin Badger to do so since 1991.
Summer Leagues, 2014–2016
Lavelle played with the Dayton Dutch Lions in the USL W-League during the 2014 season. During her college break in the summer of 2015, Lavelle played for the Seattle Sounders Women of the W-League, where she was named all-league. After the W-League folded she returned to the Lions for the 2016 Women's Premier Soccer League season.
Boston Breakers, 2017
On January 12, 2017, Lavelle was selected number one overall at the 2017 NWSL College Draft by the Boston Breakers. Lavelle started her professional career by scoring two goals in eight games and was named Player of the Month for April. However, after suffering a hamstring injury in June while on international duty, Lavelle missed over two months and finished the season with only ten appearances as a rookie. The Breakers folded before the start of the 2018 season.
Washington Spirit, 2018–2020
A dispersal draft was held by the NWSL to distribute Breakers players across the league. Lavelle was selected first overall by Washington Spirit, who acquired the first pick through a trade with Sky Blue FC. Due to injury and international duty Lavelle only appeared in eleven games for the Spirit in 2018. Despite only making six appearances the following year due to international duty, scoring one goal and recording one assist, Lavelle was named to the 2019 NWSL Best XI in the end of the season awards. With the 2020 season affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lavelle took part in the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, making four appearances and scoring one goal as Washington finished second in the preliminary group but were eliminated in the first knockout round by Sky Blue FC on penalties.
On August 16, 2020, Lavelle was traded to OL Reign in exchange for OL Reign's natural first-round pick in the 2022 NWSL College Draft, $100,000 in allocation money and further performance-based allocation money with the acknowledgement that she would be signing outside the league.
Manchester City, 2020–present
Lavelle represented the United States at multiple youth levels. On November 24, 2015, Lavelle was called up to train with the senior United States women's national soccer team. One of eight players who joined the team's Victory Tour following the 2015 Women's World Cup, she earned her first senior international cap on March 4, 2017, during a match against England at the 2017 SheBelieves Cup. She was named Player of the Match following the team's 1–0 loss.
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
In September 2018, Lavelle was named to the national team roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship, the qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. She appeared in all five games for the U.S. and scored three goals. Her final goal of the tournament was scored in the second minute of the championship game against Canada, helping the U.S to a 2–0 victory, and their second straight CONCACAF Championship.
Lavelle started six games for the U.S. at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France, scored three goals, and was awarded the Bronze Ball at the FIFA Women's World Cup awards as the third best player in the tournament. During the team's first group stage match against Thailand, Lavelle scored a brace helping the U.S. win 13–0. During the U.S. knockout round match against Spain, she drew a penalty kick that was converted by Megan Rapinoe to seal the team's 2–1 win and advance to the quarterfinals. Lavelle scored the U.S.' second goal in the final against the Netherlands helping the team win 2–0.
Lavelle was named one of the world's top 11 players by The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 (finishing sixth), and was chosen as one of the world's top three midfielders by her professional peers in the 2019 FIFA FIFPro World XI.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup[a]||League Cup[b]||Continental[c]||Total|
|Manchester City||2019–20||FA WSL||—||2||0||—||—||2||0|
- As of match played November 27, 2020
- As of match played November 27, 2020. United States score listed first, score column indicates score after each Lavelle goal.
|1||4||April 9, 2017||BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States||Russia||2–0||5–1||Friendly|
|2||5||June 8, 2017||Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden||Sweden||1–0||1–0|
|3||11||August 2, 2018||Toyota Park, Chicago, United States||Brazil||1–1||4–1||2018 Tournament of Nations|
|4||16||October 10, 2018||Sahlen's Stadium, Cary, United States||Trinidad and Tobago||2–0||7–0||2018 CONCACAF Championship|
|6||18||October 17, 2018||Toyota Stadium, Frisco, United States||Canada||1–0||2–0|
|7||26||May 16, 2019||Busch Stadium, St. Louis, United States||New Zealand||2–0||5–0||Friendly|
|8||27||June 11, 2019||Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims, France||Thailand||2–0||13–0||2019 FIFA World Cup|
|10||33||July 7, 2019||Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu, France||Netherlands||2–0||2–0|
|11||40||January 31, 2020||BBVA Stadium, Houston, United States||Panama||4–0||8–0||2020 Olympic Qualifying|
|12||41||February 7, 2020||Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, United States||Mexico||2–0||4–0|
|13||46||November 27, 2020||Rat Verlegh Stadion, Breda, Netherlands||Netherlands||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
- Tournament of Nations: 2018
- CONCACAF Women's Championship: 2018
- FIFA Women's World Cup: 2019
- CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament: 2020
- SheBelieves Cup: 2020
- Big Ten Freshman of the Year: 2013
- All-Big Ten Freshman Team: 2013
- First Team All-Big Ten: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- Big Ten Midfielder of the Year: 2015, 2016
- NSCAA First Team All-American: 2015
- NSCAA Second Team All-American: 2014, 2016
- 2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship Golden Ball
- FIFA Women's World Cup Bronze Ball: 2019
- IFFHS Women's World Team: 2019
- National Women's Soccer League Best XI: 2019
Personal life and endorsements
- List of FIFA Women's World Cup goalscorers
- List of people from Cincinnati
- List of Keys to the City in the United States
- List of University of Wisconsin–Madison people in athletics
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