Rose Lavelle
Women's National Team

Rose Lavelle

Midfielder Caps/Goals - 24/6
  • Date of Birth

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  • Hometown

    Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Club

    Washington Spirit

  • Rosemary Kathleen Lavelle
  • Goes by Rose
  • Majored in sociology at Wisconsin.
  • Has a bulldog named Wilma who is her best friend.
  • Is always dancing and singing, and is known to play a prank or two on her teammates.
  • Loves to watch college basketball and is a big fan of Xavier in her hometown.
  • Her baseball team is the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Is proud of her Irish heritage, hence her fair complexion.
  • Loves eating apple slices (as does Wilma).
  • Absolutely loves Chipotle and could eat it every day.

WNT - Rose Lavelle

First cap: March 4, 2017 vs. England. First goal: April 9, 2017 vs. Russia.

One of the USA’s top players in the 2014 U-20 WNT cycle, she made her full National Team debut three years later after a successful college career at Wisconsin.

2017: Had an impressive first WNT cap, putting in a classy performance against England at the SheBelieves Cup that included several spectacular dribbling runs. Struggled with a hamstring injury after pulling it against Norway on June 11, but ended up playing and starting in seven matches while scoring twice – against Russia and the game-winner in a 1-0 victory against Sweden in Gothenburg. Started six straight games before being injured. The only match she played after the injury against Norway came in her hometown of Cincinnati when she started and played the first 33 minutes in front of 30,596 fans, the largest crowd of the year.

2016: Trained with the USA during January Camp. 

2015: Trained with the USA during the last four games of the Victory Tour.

Youth National Teams: 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. Finished her U-20 career with 19 caps and one goal. Named the MVP of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in which she played in and started four of the five matches as the USA earned its berth to the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

The first pick in the 2017 NWSL Draft by the Boston Beakers, after the Breakers ceased operations, she was taken as the first pick in the Dispersal Draft on Jan. 30, 2018 by the Washington Spirit. She is the rare player taken first in two professional drafts in two consecutive years.

2017: Had an excellent start to her rookie NWSL season and was named Player of the Month for April, but ended up playing 764 minutes in just 10 games due to injuries. She made eight starts and scored two goals with one assist.Scored her first NWSL goal against the Seattle Reign on April 30.

Youth Club: Played for Cincinnati United Premier for five seasons since U-14s. Played in W-League during the summer of 2014 with the Dayton Dutch Lions.

College: Was a three-time NSCAA All-American at Wisconsin, First-Team in 2015 and Second-Team in 2014 and 2016. NSCAA All-Great Lakes First Team in 2014, 2015, 2016 and Third-Team in 201. She was the Big Ten Midfielder of the Year in 2015 and 2016 and the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2013. Was First-Team All-Big Ten all four years (2013-2016). As a senior in 2016, she was the Big Ten Midfielder of the Year, and became the first player in the history of the award to earn the honor in two consecutive years. Started all 22 matches and led the team in goals (6), shots (74) and shots on goal (31) and tied for first on the team in points (16). Was the team leader in goals for second-straight season.