Rose Lavelle

Rosemary Kathleen Lavelle (born May 14, 1995) is an American professional soccer player who is a midfielder for the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League and the United States national team.

Lavelle has represented the United States at multiple youth levels before making her senior international debut in 2017. After finishing her collegiate career with the Wisconsin Badgers in 2016, Lavelle began her professional career with Boston Breakers before moving to Washington Spirit a year later.

Rose Lavelle
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Lavelle with United States in 2017
Personal information
Full name Rosemary Kathleen Lavelle[1]
Date of birth May 14, 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Washington Spirit
Number 10
Youth career
Sycamore United
Cincinnati United
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Wisconsin Badgers 84 (22)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Dayton Dutch Lions
2015 Seattle Sounders
2016 Dayton Dutch Lions
2017 Boston Breakers 10 (2)
2018– Washington Spirit 12 (0)
National team
2013 United States U-18
2013–2014 United States U-20
2015–2016 United States U-23
2017– United States 33 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 26, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:26, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Early life

Lavelle was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to parents Marty and Janet, and was raised with three siblings, John, Nora and Mary.[2] She played competitive soccer in her hometown of Cincinnati, initially with the Lakota United Soccer Club and later with the Cincinnati United Premier Soccer Club.[3] As a part of a third-grade book report, Lavelle picked professional soccer player, Mia Hamm.[4] While attending Mount Notre Dame High School in Ohio, she played on the girl's varsity soccer team all four years. She played as a Badger at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and was added to the roster for the United States Women's National Soccer Team in 2015.[5]

A four-year varsity girl's soccer player at Mount Notre Dame High School, Lavelle was rewarded with being named Cincinnati's Player of the Year by The Cincinnati Enquirer her senior year. That same year, Lavelle scored 15 goals and scored a total of 38 points for her team. At the end of her high school career, Lavelle led her team in number of goals scored, totaling 57. This led Lavelle to being rewarded NSCAA All-Region her junior and senior year of high school and first-team all-state honors. Having a decorated background at Mount Notre Dame High School, Lavelle was rewarded the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Sports Women of the Year award in 2013.[2]

Lavelle played club soccer for Cincinnati United Premier team starting on the U-14 premier league that spanned for five years until attending college.[3]

Wisconsin Badgers, 2013–2016

Accepted to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2013, Lavelle was a starting player in her first 19 matches in the Big Ten Conference. She was ranked freshman of the year, and led the team with 73 shots and ranked second on her team with six goals.[6] As a junior, she was named first-team All-American by NSCAA. The last time a Wisconsin Badger achieved this was in 1991.[2]

Club career

Summer Leagues, 2014–2016

Lavelle played with the Dayton Dutch Lions in the USL W-League during the 2014 season.[7] During her college break in the summer of 2015, Lavelle played for the Seattle Sounders Women of the W-League, where she was named all-league.[8][9] After the W-League folded she returned to the Lions for the 2016 Women's Premier Soccer League season.[10]

Boston Breakers, 2017

On January 12, 2017, Lavelle was selected as the number one overall draft pick at the 2017 NWSL College Draft by the Boston Breakers.[11] Lavelle started her professional career well, scoring two goals in eight games and was named Player of the Month for April.[12] However, after suffering a hamstring injury in June while on international duty, Lavelle would miss over two months and finished the season with only ten appearances with the team.[13] The Breakers then folded before the start of the 2018 season.[14]

Washington Spirit, 2018–present

A dispersal draft was held by the NWSL to distribute Breakers players across the league. Lavelle was the first overall pick by Washington Spirit, who acquired the first pick through a trade with Sky Blue FC.[15] Due to injury and international duty Lavelle only appeared in eleven games for the Spirit in 2018.[16]

International career

On November 24, 2015, Lavelle was called to train with the United States Women's National Soccer Team.[2] She was one of eight players who joined the team's Victory Tour following the 2015 Women's World Cup. She made her first appearance for the United States on March 4, 2017, during a match against England at the 2017 SheBelieves Cup.[17] She was named Player of the Match following the team's 1–0 loss.[18]

Lavelle was named to the U.S. WNT roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.[19] She appeared in all five games for the U.S and scored three goals. Her final goal of the tournament was scored in the second minute of the Championship Game against Canada, helping the U.S to a 2–0 victory, and their second straight CONCACAF Championship.[20] She scored the insurance goal in the 2019 Woman’s World Cup Final 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Lyon, France.

Player statistics

International goals

Honors and awards


  • Hermann Trophy semi-finalist (2015)
  • Big Ten Midfielder of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2013)
  • U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year Finalist (2014)
  • 2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship Golden Ball
  • First Team All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • 2016 NCAA Senior Class Award Finalist (2016)
  • All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2013)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (9/17/13)
  • Soccer America Preseason All-America Team (2014)
  • NSCAA First Team All-American (2015)
  • NSCAA Second Team All-American (2014, 2016)
  • NSCAA All-Great Lakes First Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • NSCAA All-Great Lakes Third Team (2013)


  • National Women's Soccer League Player of the Month (April 2017)




  1. ^ "List of Players – 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). FIFA. June 16, 2019. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "2016 Women's Soccer Roster". University of Wisconsin. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Rose Lavelle". United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  4. ^ Allen, Scott (July 9, 2019). "In 2003, an 8-year-old Rose Lavelle dressed as Mia Hamm for a third-grade book project". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Rose Lavelle Named as Nominee for US Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year". Cincinnati United. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Rose Lavelle". United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "2014 Lady Lions". Dayton Dutch Lions.
  8. ^ "Sounders Women add Wisconsin's Rose Lavelle". May 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "W-LEAGUE 2015 ALL-LEAGUE TEAM". July 22, 2015.
  10. ^ Juniewicz, Debbie (June 2, 2016). "Rose LaVelle kicking it with Dutch Lions, U.S. National Team". Dayton Daily News.
  11. ^ "Wisconsin's Rose Lavelle No. 1 overall pick in NWSL draft". Fox Sports. January 12, 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  12. ^ "Boston Breakers midfielder Rose Lavelle was voted the National Women's Soccer League Player of the Month for the month of April of the 2017 NWSL season". May 4, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  13. ^ "Boston midfielder Rose Lavelle to miss four to six weeks". Nick Forrester. June 14, 2017.
  14. ^ Goldberg, Jamie (January 25, 2018). "Boston Breakers will fold ahead of 2018 NWSL season". The Oregonian.
  15. ^ "Washington Spirit selects USWNT midfielder Rose Lavelle with top overall pick in NWSL Dispersal Draft". January 30, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  16. ^ "Rose Lavelle". Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  17. ^ Turer, Adam; Laughman, Melanie. "U.S. women's soccer team calls up CUP, MND grad Lavelle". Cincinnati. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  18. ^ "A Sweet Debut for Rose Lavelle". United States Soccer Federation (USSF). March 5, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  19. ^ "U.S. WNT ROSTER NAMED FOR 2018 CONCACAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP". September 19, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  20. ^ "Lavelle and Morgan lift the United States over Canada for the 2018 CWC title". October 18, 2018. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  21. ^ a b "USA Surges to World Cup Record 13-0 Win in Opening Match Against Thailand". U.S. Soccer. June 11, 2019.
  22. ^ "USA Tops Women's World Cup Group F With 2-0 Win Against Sweden". U.S. Soccer. June 20, 2019.
  23. ^ "USA Advances to 2019 World Cup Quarterfinals With 2-1 Triumph vs. Spain". U.S. Soccer. June 24, 2019.
  24. ^ "Megan Rapinoe Scores Twice as USA Defeats France 2-1 to Reach 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Semifinals". U.S. Soccer. June 28, 2019.
  25. ^ "USA Earns Record Fifth Berth to a Women's World Cup Final With 2-1 Win Against England in Semifinal". U.S. Soccer. July 2, 2019.
  26. ^ a b "USA Wins Back-to-Back Women's World Cup Titles With 2-0 Triumph Against the Netherlands". U.S. Soccer. July 7, 2019.
  27. ^ "USA Wins 5–1 in Houston to Close Two-Game Set vs. Russia". United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
  28. ^ "Lavelle's Second Half Strike Hands USA Cathartic 1–0 Win vs. Sweden in Gothenburg". United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
  29. ^ "USA Bears Brazil, 4–1, to Claim First Tournament of Nations Title". United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
  30. ^ "WNT Tops Group A After 7–0 Win vs Trinidad and Tobago at 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship". United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
  31. ^ "USA Clains 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship With 2–0 Defeat of Regional Rival Canada". United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
  32. ^ "USA Defeats New Zealand 5–0 in Front of 35,761 Fans in Second Game of Send-off Series". United States Soccer Federation (USSF). May 16, 2019.
  33. ^ "Sensational Rapinoe showered with gold". FIFA. Retrieved July 8, 2019.

External links

2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

The 2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship was the seventh edition of the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship. The United States went into the tournament as defending champions and successfully retained their title.

The tournament was hosted by the Cayman Islands from 9 to 19 January 2014.The top three teams qualified for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada. Canada has already qualified for the World Cup as the host and did not participate in this tournament.

The tournament was won by the United States, who defeated Mexico in the final, 4–0. Costa Rica secured the final qualification position by defeating Trinidad and Tobago in the third place match, 7–3 in Added Extra Time.

2014 USL W-League season

The 2014 W-League season is the 20th season of the league's existence, and 11th season of second division women's soccer in the United States. The regular season started on May 10 and ended on July 13. The Los Angeles Blues won their fourth league championship, finishing the season undefeated and tie-free. They scored 63 goals and had only 6 scored against them in 15 regular season & playoff games.

2015 USL W-League season

The 2015 W-League season was the 21st and last season of the league's existence, and 12th season of second division women's soccer in the United States. The regular season started on May 16 and ended on July 18.

2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Soccer Tournament

The 2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Soccer Tournament was the postseason women's soccer tournament for the Big Ten Conference. It was held from October 30 to November 6, 2016. The seven match tournament began with first round matches held at campus sites, before moving to Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Saint Paul, Minnesota for the semifinals and final. The eight-team single-elimination tournament consisted of three rounds based on seeding from regular season conference play.Minnesota Golden Gophers earned a number 4 seed at the NCAA women’s soccer tournament after defeating Rutgers Scarlet Knights 2–1 in the final.

2017 National Women's Soccer League season

The 2017 National Women's Soccer League season was the fifth season of the National Women's Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States. Including the NWSL's two professional predecessors, Women's Professional Soccer (2009–2011) and the Women's United Soccer Association (2001–2003), it was the eleventh overall season of FIFA- and USSF-sanctioned top-division women's soccer in the United States. The league is operated by the United States Soccer Federation and receives major financial backing from that body. Further financial backing is provided by the Canadian Soccer Association; both national federations pay the league salaries of many of their respective national team members in an effort to nurture talent in those nations.

The reigning champions Western New York Flash did not play under that name; the franchise was sold, relocated to Cary, North Carolina and rebranded as the North Carolina Courage.After schedule disruptions in the previous two years caused by the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, NWSL teams in 2017 once again played 24 games, a schedule last played during the 2014 season. The Courage won the NWSL Shield (the regular season), topping the Portland Thorns by two points.

The NWSL Playoff semifinals were held October 7–8, 2017, and were won by the Thorns and the Courage. The NWSL Championship Game was held on October 14, 2017 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The Thorns won 1–0, becoming NWSL Champions, their second championship.

2018 CONCACAF Awards

The shortlists for the 2018 CONCACAF Awards were announced on 11 December 2018.

The awards are for performances between 1 January and 10 December 2018. The results were announced on 15 January 2019.

2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft

The 2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft was held by the National Women's Soccer League on January 30, 2018, after the Boston Breakers ceased operations on January 28, 2018. The draft order is determined using a random weighted draw based on teams' playoffs qualification in the 2017 NWSL season.

Each NWSL team may select up to four players. Eligible players include Boston's contracted players, 2018 NWSL College Draft selections, players on its Discovery List, and all other players whose NWSL rights were held by Boston. Eligible players who opt out of the draft would not be eligible to play in the 2018 NWSL season.

Contracted players and 2018 draftees, if selected, will not count against a team's roster size limit, salary cap, or international player limit for the 2018 NWSL season. Any players who opted to participate in the draft but were not selected immediately become discovery eligible.

2018 Tournament of Nations

The 2018 Tournament of Nations was the second Tournament of Nations, an international women's football tournament, consisting of a series of friendly games. It was held in the United States, from July 26 to August 2, 2018, and featured the same four teams as the previous tournament.

2018 Washington Spirit season

The 2018 season is Washington Spirit's sixth season, competing in the National Women's Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States. On August 21, the Spirit parted ways with Head Coach and General Manager Jim Gabarra, assistant coach Tom Torres took over as interim Head Coach for the remaining 3 games of the season.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a football match which determined the winner of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. It was the eighth final of the FIFA Women's World Cup, a quadrennial tournament contested by the women's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The match was played on 7 July 2019 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon, France.

The final was contested by the United States, the defending champion, and the Netherlands, in their first final. The United States won 2–0, earning their second consecutive and fourth overall Women's World Cup title, with second-half goals scored by co-captain Megan Rapinoe from the penalty spot and Rose Lavelle. With the win, the U.S. became the second team to win consecutive titles after Germany's victories in 2003 and 2007. The team's coach, Jill Ellis, became the first manager to win two Women's World Cup titles.

Each finalist was the reigning champion of its respective confederation, with the United States having won the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship and the Netherlands having won UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

2019 Washington Spirit season

The 2019 season is Washington Spirit's seventh season, competing in the National Women's Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States. The season is the first to be led by newly appointed head coach Richie Burke.

Boston Breakers

The Boston Breakers was an American professional soccer club based in the Boston neighborhood of Allston. The team competed in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). They replaced the original Breakers, who competed in the defunct Women's United Soccer Association, as the Boston area's professional women's soccer team.

The Breakers played their home games at Jordan Field in Boston and were managed in their final season by Matt Beard.

Dayton Dutch Lions

Dayton Dutch Lions is an American soccer team based in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Founded in 2009, the team plays in USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. From 2011 to 2014, the team played in the USL Professional Division (USL Pro).The team plays its home games at the Dayton Outpatient Center Stadium on the campus of West Carrollton High School in nearby West Carrollton, Ohio. The team's colors are orange, white and blue.


Lavelle may refer to:

Lavelle, Pennsylvania, a census-designated place located in Pennsylvania

Ó Maol Fábhail (anglicised as "Lavelle"), an Irish surname

Brian Lavelle (b. 1972), Scottish sound artist

Caroline Lavelle (b. 1969), British singer-songwriter and cellist

Gary Lavelle (b. 1949), American baseball player

James Lavelle (b. 1974), British DJ

John W. Lavelle (1949–2007), American politician

John D. Lavelle (1916–1979), American general

Louis Lavelle (1883–1951), French philosopher

Matt Lavelle, (b. 1970), American musician

Peter Lavelle, TV host

Rebecca Lavelle, Australian singer

Rita Lavelle, American politician

Rosanna Lavelle (b. 1979), British actress

Rose Lavelle (b. 1995), American football player

NWSL Player Allocation

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Player Allocation distributed the national team players that would be paid for by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA), and the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) to the eight founding teams of the NWSL. The initial allocation list was announced on January 9, 2013, with the results for the 55 national team players announced two days later. From tweets concerning the first trade in the league between Seattle and Chicago, the allocations looked to be effective for at least the first two NWSL seasons, though this was later shown to be not true as Keelin Winters, who was involved in said trade, was signed as a free agent in the 2013-14 offseason. The 2014 Allocation was reduced to 50 players, Mexico dropping eight slots and the United States adding three. Since 2016, Mexico has not allocated players to the NWSL.

NWSL Player of the Month

The National Women's Soccer League Player of the Month is a monthly soccer award given to individual players in the National Women's Soccer League. The honor is awarded to the player deemed to have put in the best performances over the past month by a panel of journalists who regularly cover the league.

NWSL Team of the Month

The National Women's Soccer League Team of the Month is a monthly soccer award given to individual players in the National Women's Soccer League. NWSL Media Association, composed of journalists who regularly cover the league, selected a Best XI of players who were deemed to have put in the best performances over the past month. This award began in 2017.

Sam Mewis

Samantha June Mewis (born October 9, 1992) is an American soccer player. She plays as a midfielder for the North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team. She played college soccer for the UCLA Bruins. Her club career started in 2013 when she signed with Pali Blues in the W-League and continues with her playing on North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League with two NWSL wins under her belt.

United States women's national under-20 soccer team

The United States U-20 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the senior women's national team. The team most recently appeared in the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France, where they failed to progress from the group stage for the first time in the competition's history. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the biennial FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which is the top competition for this age group. The head coach since April 2017 is Jitka Klimková.

Match Date Location Opponent Lineup Result Competition
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
2019-06-11[21] Reims, France  Thailand Start; off 57' (on Lloyd) 13–0 W Group stage
2019-06-20[22] Le Havre, France  Sweden Start; off 63' (on Press) 2–0 W Group stage
2019-06-24[23] Reims, France  Spain Start; off 89' (on Horan) 2–1 W Round of 16
2019-06-28[24] Paris, France  France Start; off 63' (on Horan) 2–1 W Quarter-final
2019-07-02[25] Décines-Charpieu, France  England Start; off 65' (on Mewis) 2–1 W Semi-final
2019-07-07[26]  Netherlands Start 2–0 W Final
Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)
Location Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
Lineup Start – played entire match
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time

off minute (on player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
(c) – captain
Sorted by minutes played

# NumberOfGoals.goalNumber scored by the player in the match (alternate notation to Goal in match)
Min The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.
Assist/pass The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.
penalty or pk Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)
Score The match score after the goal was scored.
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
Result The final score.

Sorted by goal difference in the match, then by goal difference in penalty-shoot-out if it is taken, followed by goal scored by the player's team in the match, then by goal scored in the penalty-shoot-out. For matches with identical final scores, match ending in extra-time without penalty-shoot-out is a tougher match, therefore precede matches that ended in regulation

aet The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation
pso Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time
Light-purple background colorexhibition or closed door international friendly match
Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament
Light-orange background color – Olympic women's football qualification match
Light-blue background color – FIFA women's world cup qualification match
Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament
Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournament

NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player

Location Opponent Cap Lineup Min Assist/pass Score Result Competition
2017-04-09[27] Houston, Texas, United States  Russia 4 Start 37 Mallory Pugh



2017-06-08[28] Gothenberg, Sweden  Sweden 5 Start 56 Crystal Dunn



2018-08-02[29] Chicago, Illinois, USA  Brazil 11 Start 33 Lindsey Horan



Tournament of Nations
2018-10-10[30] Cary, North Carolina, USA  Trinidad and Tobago 16 Start 41 Tobin Heath



2018 CONCACAF Championship
43 unassisted


2018-10-18[31] Frisco, Texas, USA  Canada 18 Start 2



2019-05-16[32] St. Louis, Missouri, USA  New Zealand 26 Start 40 Lindsey Horan



2019-06-11[21] Reims, France  Thailand 27 Start 20 Alex Morgan



FIFA Women's World Cup
56 Sam Mewis


2019-07-07[26] Décines-Charpieu, France  Netherlands 33 Start 69



Washington Spirit – current squad


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