Valerie Henderson

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Valerie Henderson
Henderson in May 2010
Personal information
Full name Valerie Kay Henderson
Date of birth (1986-04-19) April 19, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Concord, California, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Independence
Youth career
2004–2007 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Pali Blues 7 (0)
2009 Los Angeles Sol 1 (0)
2010–2011 Philadelphia Independence 21 (0)
2011 KIF Örebro 7 (0)
2012 Atlanta Beat
2013 Western New York Flash
National team
United States U-17
United States U-19
United States U-21
United States U-23 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:10, January 12, 2012 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:10, September 26, 2009 (UTC)

Valerie Kay "Val" Henderson (born April 19, 1986, in Concord, California) is an American soccer goalkeeper currently playing for the Western New York Flash of the National Women's Soccer League.[1]

Attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, California where she played all 4 years on the Varsity Women's Soccer Team. She played four seasons as the starting goalkeeper for the UCLA women's soccer team from 2004 to 2007, and subsequently played at a professional level for Pali Blues, Los Angeles Sol and Philadelphia Independence plus Damallsvenskan side KIF Örebro before signing for the Atlanta Beat in 2012.[2] Henderson was a member of the United States U-23 women's national soccer team. In the 2013 NWSL supplemental draft, Henderson was chosen in the third round, 31st overall, to play for the Western New York Flash in the inaugural NWSL season.


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