Rose Lavelle and that headband made me popular.
Whether at the club level or in the national team, Rose Lavelle can be easily recognized from afar with her headband. Her headband has made her gain more popularity, especially in the national team. Rose Lavelle developed an interest in football at a very young age. She credits her love for football to her trainer at Cincinnati Soccer, Neil Bradford. He started coaching Rose at the age of 8 and he was the first person to predict her rise in women’s football.
When Rose Lavelle was admitted to Mount Notre Dame High School, she joined her High School team. In her first senior year, she won the Cincinnati Player of the year. In that same year, she scored 15 goals for her high school team. Before Rose Lavelle graduated from high school, she scored 57 goals. She won the National Soccer Coaches Association of America award as a junior and senior. In 2013, she received the Northern Kentucky Sports Women of the Year award.
In 2013, Rose Lavelle got the chance to play college soccer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She made 19 appearances as a freshman scoring six goals and providing 7 assists. A feat that made her win the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year. In 2014, Wisconsin won the Big Ten Women Soccer Tournament. This feat made her win the Big Ten midfielder of the year for 2015 and 2016 respectively. In 2015, she achieved a big feat. She was named first-team-All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She was the first Wisconsin Badger to achieve that feat since 1991.
Rose Lavelle has represented the United States at multiple youth levels. But on November 4, 2015, she was called to train with the senior United States Women’s national team. She was one of the eight players who joined the team’s victory tour following their triumph at the women’s world cup in Canada. Rose Lavelle won her full international cap on the 4th of March 2017 against the England women’s national team. Although the United States women’s team lost that game by a goal to nil, Rose Lavelle won the player of the match award for her outstanding performance.
On January 12, 2017, Rose Lavelle was selected number one overall at the 2017 National Women Soccer League College Draft by the Boston Breakers. She began her professional career by scoring two goals in eight games. In April, she won the player of the month award. Due to the injury sustained while on international duty, Lavelle missed two months of action. She finished the season with just ten appearances.
In 2018, Rose Lavelle was included in the national team for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, the qualifying tournament for the 2019 world cup in France. She played five games in the tournament and scored three goals.
She eventually made the team for the world cup in France. She scored three goals at the world cup and she also received the Bronze Ball at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Award as the third-best player in the tournament.On August 18, 2020, Rose Lavelle joined Manchester city. She scored her first goal in a 3-1 win against Everton. Presently, plays for OL Reign. Rose Lavelle impresses everywhere she goes and she will continue to do that for OL Reign with her headband.