Laurel  Ivory
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Laurel Ivory

Goalkeeper Caps/Goals -
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    Surfside, Fla.

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U.S. National Teams: One of the U-20 WNT’s main goalkeepers throughout the cycle, she started 12 of the team’s 27 matches, more than any other ‘keeper … Compiled a 6-3-3 record with four solo shutouts heading into the World Cup … Carries a 0.86 goals against average in 2018 … Backstopped the USA to the Tournoi Maurice Revello Sud Ladies Cup title in June, starting all three matches while allowing just one goal … Started the USA’s opener at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, a 2-0 win over Nicaragua … Called to U-23 and U-19 WNT camps in 2017… Starting goalkeeper for the USA at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan, playing every minute of all three matches … No. 1 ‘keeper for the U.S. at the 2016 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship in Grenada, playing every minute of all five matches en route to the tournament title … Allowed just two goals and was awarded the Golden Glove as the top ‘keeper in the tournament … Named to the 2016 Concacaf Women’s Championship Best XI … Earned a career total of 14 U-17 caps … Compiled a record of 10-0-1 with five shutouts as the U-17s’ main ‘keeper throughout the cycle … Played with the U.S. U-14 GNT in 2013.

College/High School: Started all 23 matches in goal for Virginia during her freshman campaign, putting together a 13-6-4 record and nine individual shutouts en route to the Sweet 16 … Compiled better than 70 percent save percentage on 136 shots faced … Earned ACC All-Academic team honors … Did not allow more than two goals in any 2017 match … Made a season-high four saves in Sweet 16 showdown with eventual NCAA runner-up UCLA … Attended Miami Country Day School in Miami Shores, Fla. … Graduated a year early to enroll at Virginia … As a 7th grader, she was Second-Team All-Dade County and Rookie of the Year … First-Team All-Dade County in eighth and ninth grades as well as team MVP … Did not play high school soccer as a sophomore … As a freshman, she played in goal and on the field for the Spartans, scoring 17 goals.

Club: Played from U-13 through U-18 with Sunrise SC, but U-17 through U-18 with the West Florida Flames … Played U-10 and U-12 with Miami Shores SC and U-9 through U-10 with Cyclone Premier.

Personal: Full name is Laurel Carolyn Ivory … Named after her mom’s high school friend … Enjoys driving her Jeep with the windows down, listening to music and being a Miami resident … Loves to paddle board, go boating with friends and have family BBQs … Three words that describe her off the field: “outgoing, passionate and spirited” … Three words that describe her on the field: “loud, bold, competitive” … Lived in Argentina from ages 1-3 before her family moved back to the USA … Her motto is “Do the best you can and live with it” … Knows how to sail … Her favorite class is U.S. History … Wants to meet Ellen DeGeneres … Would love to see the Northern Lights one day… Her dream job is to be a professional soccer player … Loves buffalo wings and Goldfish crackers, but dislikes scrambled eggs … Favorite dessert is ice cream cake … Favorite women’s soccer player is Kelley O’Hara and favorite men’s player is Antoine Griezmann … Lists Ray Lewis as her biggest athletic inspiration … Says the best part about being a soccer player is traveling the world … Her greatest soccer moment was playing against Germany in Germany… Proud owner of two dogs – Gus the French bulldog and Bruno the chocolate lab … Some of her favorite TV shows are Game of Thrones, Riverdale and Grey’s Anatomy … Favorite musical artists include Thomas Rhett and Imagine Dragons.