Rose Lavelle

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Rose Lavelle
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Lavelle with United States in 2017
Personal information
Full name Rosemary Kathleen Lavelle[1]
Date of birth (1995-05-14) May 14, 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Washington Spirit
Number 10
Youth career
Sycamore United
Cincinnati United
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Wisconsin Badgers 84 (22)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Dayton Dutch Lions
2015 Seattle Sounders
2016 Dayton Dutch Lions
2017 Boston Breakers 10 (2)
2018– Washington Spirit 12 (0)
National team
2013 United States U-18
2013–2014 United States U-20
2015–2016 United States U-23
2017– United States 30 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 26, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 24, 2019

Rosemary Kathleen Lavelle is an American soccer player who is signed with the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League. She has represented the United States on multiple youth national soccer teams including the under-18, under-20, and under-23 teams and was called up to the United States women's national soccer team in 2015. She played collegiate soccer for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2013–2016.

Early life[edit]

Lavelle was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 14, 1995, to parents Marty and Janet, and was raised with three siblings, John, Nora and Mary.[2] She played competitive soccer in her hometown of Cincinnati, initially with Sycamore United Soccer Club and later with the Cincinnati United Premier Soccer Club.[3] While attending Mount Notre Dame High School in Ohio, she played on the women's varsity soccer team all four years. She played as a Badger at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and was added to the roster for the United States Women's National Soccer Team in 2015.[4]

A four-year varsity women's soccer player at Mount Notre Dame High School, Lavelle was rewarded with being named Cincinnati's Player of the Year by the Cincinnati Enquirer her senior year. That same year, Lavelle scored 15 goals and scored a total of 38 points for her team. At the end of her high school career, Lavelle led her team in number of goals scored, totaling 57. This led Lavelle to being rewarded NSCAA All-Region her junior and senior year of high school and first-team all-state honors. Having a decorated background at Mount Notre Dame High School, Lavelle was rewarded the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Sports Women of the Year award in 2013.[2]

Lavelle played club soccer for Cincinnati United Premier team starting on the U-14 premier league that spanned for five years until attending college.[3]

Wisconsin Badgers, 2013–2016[edit]

Accepted to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2013, Lavelle was a starting player in her first 19 matches in the Big Ten Conference. She was ranked freshman of the year, and led the team with 73 shots and ranked second on her team with six goals.[5] As a junior, she was named first-team All-American by NSCAA. The last time a Wisconsin Badger achieved this was in 1991.[2]

Club career[edit]

Summer Leagues, 2014–2016[edit]

Lavelle played with the Dayton Dutch Lions in the USL W-League during the 2014 season.[6] 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.[7][8] After the W-League folded she returned to the Lions for the 2016 Women's Premier Soccer League season.[9]

Boston Breakers, 2017[edit]

On January 12, 2017, Lavelle was selected as the number one overall draft pick at the 2017 NWSL College Draft by the Boston Breakers.[10] Lavelle started her professional career well, scoring 2 goals in 8 games and was named Player of the Month for April.[11] However after suffering a hamstring injury in June while on international duty, Lavelle would miss over two months and finished the season with only ten appearances with the team.[12] The Breakers then folded before the start of the 2018 season.[13]

Washington Spirit, 2018–present[edit]

A dispersal draft was held by the NWSL to distribute Breakers players across the league. Lavelle was the first overall pick by Washington Spirit, who acquired the first pick through a trade with Sky Blue FC.[14] Due to injury and international duty Lavelle only appeared in eleven games for the Spirit in 2018.[15]

International career[edit]

On November 24, 2015, Lavelle was called to train with the United States Women's National Soccer Team.[2] She was one of eight players who joined the team's Victory Tour following the 2015 Women's World Cup. She made her first appearance for the United States on March 4, 2017, during a match against England at the 2017 SheBelieves Cup.[16] She was named Player of the Match following the team's 1–0 loss.[17]

Lavelle was named to the U.S. WNT roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.[18] 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.[19]

International goals[edit]

Location Opponent Cap Lineup Min Assist/pass Score Result Competition
1 2017-04-09[20] Houston  Russia 4 Start 37 Mallory Pugh

5250.00005 2–0

5550.01005 5–1

2 2017-06-08[21] Gothenberg  Sweden 5 Start 56 Crystal Dunn

5150.00005 1–0

5150.00005 1–0

3 2018-08-02[22] Chicago  Brazil 11 Start 33 Lindsey Horan

5150.01005 1–1

5450.01005 4–1

Tournament of Nations
4 2018-10-10[23] Cary  Trinidad and Tobago 16 Start 41 Tobin Heath

5150.01005 2–0

5450.01005 7–0

2018 CONCACAF Championship
5 43 unassisted

5350.01005 3–0

6 2018-10-18[24] Frisco  Canada 18 Start 2 unassisted

5150.01005 1–0

5250.01005 2–0

2018 CONCACAF Championship
7 2019-05-16[25] St. Louis  New Zealand 26 Start 40 Lindsey Horan

5250.00005 2–0

5550.01005 5–0

8 2019-06-11[26] Reims, France  Thailand 27 Start 20 Alex Morgan

5350.03005 2–0

5650.06005 13–0

FIFA Women's World Cup
9 56 Samantha Mewis

5350.03005 7–0

Honors and awards[edit]


  • Hermann Trophy semi-finalist (2015)
  • Big Ten Midfielder of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2013)
  • U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year Finalist (2014)
  • 2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship Golden Ball
  • First Team All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • 2016 NCAA Senior Class Award Finalist (2016)
  • All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2013)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (9/17/13)
  • Soccer America Preseason All-America Team (2014)
  • NSCAA First Team All-American (2015)
  • NSCAA Second Team All-American (2014, 2016)
  • NSCAA All-Great Lakes First Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • NSCAA All-Great Lakes Third Team (2013)


  • National Women's Soccer League Player of the Month (April 2017)



  1. ^ "List of Players – 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). FIFA. June 16, 2019. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Women's Soccer". University. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Rose Lavelle". USA soccer. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Rose Lavelle Named as Nominee for US Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year". Cincinnati United. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "Rose Lavelle". USA soccer. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "2014 Lady Lions". Dayton Dutch Lions.
  7. ^ "Sounders Women add Wisconsin's Rose Lavelle". May 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "W-LEAGUE 2015 ALL-LEAGUE TEAM". July 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "Rose LaVelle kicking it with Dutch Lions, U.S. National Team". Debbie Juniewicz. June 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Wisconsin's Rose Lavelle No. 1 overall pick in NWSL draft". Fox Sports. January 12, 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  11. ^ "Boston Breakers midfielder Rose Lavelle was voted the National Women's Soccer League Player of the Month for the month of April of the 2017 NWSL season". May 4, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  12. ^ "Boston midfielder Rose Lavelle to miss four to six weeks". Nick Forrester. June 14, 2017.
  13. ^ "Boston Breakers will fold ahead of 2018 NWSL season". Jamie Goldberg. January 25, 2018.
  14. ^ "Washington Spirit selects USWNT midfielder Rose Lavelle with top overall pick in NWSL Dispersal Draft". January 30, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  15. ^ "Rose Lavelle". Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  16. ^ Turer, Adam; Laughman, Melanie. "U.S. women's soccer team calls up CUP, MND grad Lavelle". Cincinnati. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  17. ^ "A Sweet Debut for Rose Lavelle". United States Soccer Federation. March 5, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  18. ^ "U.S. WNT ROSTER NAMED FOR 2018 CONCACAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP". September 19, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  19. ^ "Lavelle and Morgan lift the United States over Canada for the 2018 CWC title". October 18, 2018. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  20. ^ "USA Wins 5–1 in Houston to Close Two-Game Set vs. Russia". U.S. Soccer.
  21. ^ "Lavelle's Second Half Strike Hands USA Cathartic 1–0 Win vs. Sweden in Gothenburg". U.S. Soccer.
  22. ^ "USA Bears Brazil, 4–1, to Claim First Tournament of Nations Title". U.S.Soccer.
  23. ^ "WNT Tops Group A After 7–0 Win vs Trinidad and Tobago at 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship". U.S.Soccer.
  24. ^ "USA Clains 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship With 2–0 Defeat of Regional Rival Canada". U.S.Soccer.
  25. ^ "USA Defeats New Zealand 5–0 in Front of 35,761 Fans in Second Game of Send-off Series". U.S. Soccer. May 16, 2019.
  26. ^

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