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Lori Lindsey
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Washington Spirit

Lori
Lindsey

Midfielder

Date of Birth
Mar 19, 1980
Place of Birth
Indianapolis, USA
Nationality
USA
Height
165 cm
Debut
14 April 2013

Bio

U.S. National Team – Broke into the National Team relatively late in her career but has been a consistent call-up over the past three years … 2012: Played in six matches, starting two, and scored her first career national team goal against Guatemala – on a header – at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Vancouver, Canada … Named as an alternate to the 2012 Olympic Team and traveled with the squad to the U.K. … 2011: Played in 10 games, starting three, and made her first Women’s World Cup team … Played in one match in Germany, starting and playing the entire 90 minutes in the USA’s second group match, a victory over Colombia … 2010: Had her best and most active year for the USA, playing in 13 matches while starting six and upping her career cap total to 14 … Had a team-high seven assists, including three – one in each group game – at the Algarve Cup in Portugal … 2009: Called into WNT training camps on the strength of her WPS performance but did not appear in a match … 2006: A part of Residency Training Camp … 2005: Earned her first cap against Iceland as a substitute … 2004: Part of Residency Training Camp in Carson, Calif. … Youth National Teams: A long-time member of the USA’s youth national team pool, she played for the U.S. U-16, U-17 and U-21 teams … A member of the USA’s U-21 2001 Nordic Cup champions in Norway … First Appearance: July 24, 2005, vs. Iceland … First Goal: Jan. 22, 2012, vs. Guatemala.

Professional / Club – Allocated to the Washington Spirit for the 2013 NWSL season … 2012: Played a few games for the Western New York Flash in the WPSL-Elite as the team won the championship … 2011: Played 254 minutes in nine games for the Independence, starting one, as Philadelphia earned a playoff berth with a second-place finish in the league … 2010: The first player taken in the 2010 WPS Expansion Draft by the Independence … Started all 23 games she played for the Independence, helping the team to a playoff berth, two playoff wins and a berth into the championship game … Scored two goals with a team-leading eight assists (tied for second in the league), meaning she led her club and country in assists … Named to the WPS Best XI … Was also named to the WPS All-Star Team … 2009: She played for the Washington Freedom in the inaugural season of WPS in 2009 after being taken 17th overall by the Freedom in the WPS General Draft … Started 18 of the 19 games she played for the Freedom, scoring two goals with one assist …. 2007: Member of the 2007 W-League champions with the Freedom … 2003: Traded to the Freedom at the 2003 WUSA Draft and was a member of 2003 Founders Cup III Champions … 2002: The fourth overall pick in 2002 WUSA Draft by San Diego Spirit, she played in 20 games, starting 13, and scored two goals with five assists … 2000: Played for the Indiana Blaze of the W-League from 1997-2000.

College / High School – Played at Virginia from 1998-2001 and was the school’s first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, winning the award two consecutive years (2000, 2001) joining North Carolina’s Mia Hamm as the only other player to achieve that distinction … Finished as the sixth all-time scorer in UVA history with 33 goals and 76 points … An NSCAA Second-Team All-American in 2001 and Third-Team All-American in 2000 …  She was also a 2001 finalist for the MAC Award … Named Female Athlete of the Year at UVA for the 2001-02 academic year …  High School: A graduate of Pike High School, she was named an NSCAA Parade All-American and earned First-Team All-State honors four consecutive years … When she graduated, she was the all-time leading prep scorer in Indiana high school history.

Personal – Full name is Lori Ann Lindsey … Nicknames are “L-Squared” and Lori “The Lightning” Lindsey … Majored in sociology and was a member of the IMP Secret Society at UVA … Favorite book is “The Power of One” … Hobbies include going to the movies, reading, listening to music and shopping … Lived in Washington, D.C., while playing with the Freedom, and one of her fondest memories was attending Barack Obama’s first inauguration … Favorite food is kebabs (when she’s not eating donuts or Ding Dongs) and favorite restaurant is Lebanese Taverna in D.C. … Passionate about strength and conditioning and ultimately would like to train female athletes and help them achieve their professional and fitness goals … Brother Chris played college soccer at Earlham … When she was in high school, she refereed current U.S. WNT teammate Lauren Cheney’s indoor soccer games … Was a mean cross-country runner and an avid skateboarder in sixth grade (credit goes to her dad for building her first ramp) … Wants people to know there’s more than corn in Indiana

Career

Season Team Comp
2014
NWSL
1150 17 14 3 8 5 1 0 0 0
2013/2014
W-League
1122 13 13 0 3 0 2 1 0 0
2013
NWSL
1872 21 21 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
2011
WPS
255 9 1 8 1 11 0 0 0 0
2010
WPS
2247 26 26 0 10 0 2 1 0 0
2009
WPS
1642 20 19 1 5 0 2 0 0 0
Total 8288 106 94 12 29 17 8 2 0 0

Transfers & Loans

2014
28 Feb
Transfer
2013
31 Oct
Transfer

Games Played