Soccer player

Get to know soccer player Rose Lavelle, ex-Wisconsin star

Rose Lavelle, a former women’s soccer player from Wisconsin, will play for the United States during the Olympics. Get to know Lavelle here:


Women’s football




5 feet 4 inches


Cincinnati, Ohio



UW Career

She was selected to the All-Big Ten first team four times (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). She was the 2016 Big Ten Midfielder of the Year, the first player in the history of the award to win the honor two years in a row. She has scored 22 goals in 84 games.

Career Highlights

His last goal in the second minute of the 2018 CONCACAF Championship game against Canada helped USA to a 2-0 win and their second consecutive title. Lavelle started six games for the United States at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, scored three goals and was awarded the Bronze Ball at the FIFA Women’s World Cup as third best tournament player. She was the first pick in the 2017 NSWL Draft by the Boston Breakers.


Daughter of Marty and Janet Lavelle. Has one brother, John, and two sisters, Nora and Mary.


duchess of nutmeg

Other fun facts

Majored in sociology at UW. She has a bulldog named Wilma Jean Wrinkles. She’s a huge Xavier basketball fan. In 2020, Lavelle was named brand ambassador for FLIGHT by Yuengling, a premium light beer.

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