Lindsay Tarpley is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist in soccer from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is a decorated athlete who has 125 international appearances for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. She’s had success at every level along the way.
Lindsay was part of the inaugural Under-19 World Cup, where she captained the team and scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to capture their first ever title. She went on to attend the powerhouse University of North Carolina and had the opportunity to play for legendary coach Anson Dorrance. Under Anson’s guidance, the team won the 2003 NCAA National Championship. She was then voted 2003 National Player of the Year. UNC retired her #25 jersey after her graduation. She was voted ESPN RISE Player of the Decade (2000’s) for her extraordinary successes throughout high school, college, and her youth national teams.
In 2004, Lindsay won her first Olympic gold medal and scored one of the most important goals of her career, tallying the first goal in the Olympic final. She won her second gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She continued to play for the Women’s National Team until 2011 when she suffered a career-ending knee injury during a send-off match for the 2011 World Cup against Japan.