Stephanie Labbé

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Stephanie Labbé
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Personal information
Full name Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbé[1]
Date of birth (1986-10-10) October 10, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Washington Spirit
Number 1
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Connecticut Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Piteå IF 37 (0)
2012–2014 KIF Örebro 61 (0)
2016– Washington Spirit 8 (0)
National team
2003–2006 Canada U20 18 (0)
2008– Canada 40 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:43, 24 June 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:42, Aug 19, 2016 (UTC)

Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbé (born October 10, 1986) is a Canadian football goalkeeper who plays internationally for the Canada women's national football team, and with the Washington Spirit of the NWSL. She won a bronze medal with Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Career[edit]

College career[edit]

Labbé joined the University of Connecticut and the women's soccer team in the second semester of 2004. In 2005, she played in all 22 games of the season, starting in nine. Labbé emerged as the top keeper in 2005 and played every minute of the last three games of the season. She posted a 1.15 goals against average and a 4–3 record, made a total of 65 saves, played in 12 conference games, allowing only seven goals and stopping 32 shots.

In 2006, Labbé played in all 21 season games, and made the start in 20 of those. She finished the season with a 10–7–4 record and a 0.96 goals against average. Some of her other highlights: made 73 saves and allowed only 20 goals in just over 1879 minutes logged, collected four individual shutouts and was part of a Husky team that recorded five straight blankings, posted a scoreless streak of 461:63 consecutive minutes over a six-game span, and was named Big East Goalkeeper of the Week on October 16.

In 2007, Labbé played all 22 games in her junior year, and played every minute in goal that season. She finished with a 14–6–2 record, and a career best 0.61 goals against average. Some of her highlights are: making 71 saves and allowing only 14 goals in 2058 minutes of action, collected 11 shutouts over the course of the year, recorded first career assist on game-winning goal against Providence, and earned three shutouts in the NCAA tournament against first round foe Boston College, in the second round against Wake Forest and against third round opponent Stanford.[2]

In 2008, Labbe was named Big East Goalkeeper of the Year.

Labbe took and made penalty kicks for the Huskies to help them advance in the 2007 NCAA Tournament over Boston College and the 2008 Big East Tournament over West Virginia.

Club career[edit]

Piteå IF is a Swedish football club located in Piteå, currently playing in the country's highest league, Damallsvenskan. The team played in the highest league for the first time in the season of 2009, in which Labbé joined the team. After the club was relegated to Division 1, Labbé was one of three foreign players that stayed with the club and managed to rise up again to Damallsvenskan in the season of 2010. In 2011, Piteå and Labbé once again played in the highest league.

With Örebro in 2014

After three years in Piteå, Labbé moved to KIF Örebro for the 2012 season. In the 2014 season she picked up a silver medal with her KIF Örebro team when they finished 2nd in the Swedish top division, and will play in next years Champions League if she stays with the club. She is also nominated as one of three goalkeepers for the Swedish football awards 2014.

Washington Spirit[edit]

On February 8, 2016, it was announced that Labbé would play for the Washington Spirit for the 2016 season of the National Women's Soccer League via the NWSL Player Allocation[3] Labbé started and played in eight matches in 2016 and recorded a club record five shut outs in one season.[4]

International career[edit]

Labbé made her first senior international appearance as a second-half substitute for Canada in an 8–0 win over Singapore on July 27, 2008.[5]

Due to an injury to starting goalkeeper Erin McLeod, Labbé was named as the starting goalkeeper for Canada in the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she won a bronze medal.

Honours[edit]

Canada

Summer Olympic Games: Bronze Medal, 2016

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