July 7, 2011
Lori Lindsey has been nicknamed “Lightning” on the U.S. Women’s National Team, not only because of the delectable alliteration, but also because her teammates like to make fun of her powerful yet compact running style. Perhaps it’s even an ode to her quick wit? In any event, what it certainly does not describe is her rise to the 2011 Women’s World Cup Team. That was slow and steady, a seven-year journey that saw hundreds of training sessions but precious few actual international appearances.