• Position Midfielder
  • Number 16
  • Date of Birth May 14 1995
  • Hometown Cincinnati, OH
  • Height 5' 4"
  • Club NJ/NY Gotham FC

FIRST CAP: March 4, 2017, vs. England (Harrison, N.J.)
April 9, 2017, vs. Russia (Houston, Texas)


  • Lavelle continues to be one of the USA’s top performers and most exciting players in recent history.
  • She set then personal highs in a calendar year in 2021 for USWNT games played (22), minutes (1,411), goals (5) and assists (5) and had an equally as productive year in 2022 with 1,107 minutes 16 games played while scoring four goals and tallying a career-high six assists.
  • She was part of the U.S. team that won the 2022 Concacaf W Championship to earn berths to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2024 Paris Olympics, recording a goal and an assist and playing in all five matches.


  • Had a breakout summer at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, winning the Bronze Ball as the third-best player in the tournament and being named to the FIFA FIFPro World XI, establishing herself as one of the USA’s most popular and entertaining players.
  • Emerged as one of the world’s top young stars at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and scored what will go down as one of the most memorable and dramatic goals in U.S. history to clinch the USA’s 2-0 victory against the Netherlands in the World Cup Final, becoming one of eight Americans to have scored in a World Cup Final at the senior level.
  • One of the USA’s best players at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada, she played every minute of all four matches and scored a critical goal against China PR in the final group game to push the USA through to the quarterfinal round, where it lost in penalty kicks to North Korea.


  • Drafted by the Boston Breakers No. 1 overall in the 2017 NWSL Draft. After the Breakers ceased operations, she was taken as the first pick in the Dispersal Draft on Jan. 30, 2018 by the Washington Spirit.
  • Spent three seasons with the Spirit before her rights were traded to OL Reign.
  • Spent time in England playing for Manchester City, helping the club win the 2019-20 FA Cup.
  • Was a major part of the OL Reign squad that won the 2022 NWSL Shield, starting all 17 matches in which she played, tallying 1,481 minutes, five goals and one assist.


  • Daughter of Marty and Janet Lavelle, she has two sisters, Nora and Mary,  and one brother, John.
  • Is an avid reader and is also widely known for her obsession with her English Bulldog, Wilma.
  • Majored in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she was an All-American selection.
  • Has a USL team mascot named after her as in January of 2021, Forward Madison FC -- the USL League One professional soccer franchise based in Madison, Wisconsin -- acquired a calf when its original team cow, Lionela Bessi, gave birth. The club held a fan contest to find the perfect name for its new baby and the winner was Rose Cowbelle, an honor she later described as one of the greatest of her life.