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Lori Lindsey

Former member, U.S. Women's National Team and Washington Spirit

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Lori is a former professional soccer player who has represented her sport on both the national and international level. Her professional playing career spanned 13 years. Her most notable accomplishments include representing the United States Women’s National Team at the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany and helping the team earn the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal in London.

Lori is one of only four players to have played in all three U.S. professional women’s soccer leagues. She finished her career in December 2014 with Canberra United of the Australian W-League where she played the past two seasons. Lori was a two-time All-American at the University of Virginia and was twice named ACC Player of the Year, joining Mia Hamm as the only two players to accomplish the feat.

Lori is best known for her infectious humor, hard work, and perseverance, a necessity given the demands and unpredictability of a professional soccer career.

You can find a list of her achievements below:

  • Helped U.S. Women’s National Team earn a GOLD Medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London – Olympic Alternate Selection
  • SILVER Medal at the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany
  • 10-year member of the U.S. Women’s National Team
  • Selected to the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer League Best XI – Philadelphia Independence
  • 4th pick overall in the 2002 Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) College Draft – San Diego Spirit
  • 2x ACC Player of the Year – winning the award two consecutive years (2000 & 2001), joining Mia Hamm as the only other player to achieve that distinction.
  • 2001 MAC Herman Trophy Watch List
  • Member of the U-14, U-16, U-18, and U-21 Youth National Teams
  • Credits strength training for her 13-year injury free professional career. Find more about Lori at

Lori is currently the Director of Performance for the Washington Spirit Developmental Academy, a soccer analyst, and travels the globe speaking, raising awareness, and advocating for women’s equality and the LGBTQ community.