Andi Sullivan

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Andi Sullivan
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Personal information
Full nameAndi Sullivan
Date of birth (1995-12-20) December 20, 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Honolulu, Hawaii, United States [1]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Washington Spirit
Number 12
Youth career
Bethesda Soccer Club
McLean Youth Soccer
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014–2017 Stanford Cardinal 87 (20)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2015 Washington Spirit Reserves
2018– Washington Spirit 35 (1)
National team
2011–2012 United States U-17
2013–2014 United States U-20
2015–2018 United States U-23
2016– United States 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of July 21, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 6, 2019

Andi Sullivan (born December 20, 1995) is an American soccer player who plays for the Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team. [2] [3]

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Washington Spirit Soccer club and National Womens Soccer Leugue franchise in Germantown, Maryland, USA

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Early life

Raised in Lorton, Virginia, Sullivan is the youngest of four siblings and attended South County High School. [2] She played club soccer for Bethesda Soccer Club (Freedom) and McLean Youth Soccer. [2] In 2013, she was named the national Youth Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). [2] Top Drawer Soccer ranked her as the top college recruit. [2]

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Lorton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 18,610 as of the 2010 census.

TopDrawerSoccer.com (TDS) is an American soccer website that is dedicated to youth soccer in the United States. Specifically, the website focuses on Academy soccer, high school soccer, and college soccer in the United States. The website was launched by Robert Ziegler in 2003.

Stanford Cardinal, 2014–2017

During her freshman season in 2014, Sullivan started in 23 of the 24 matches in which she played. She scored her first goal for the Cardinal during a match against Dayton University and served four assists throughout the season ranking third on the team. She made the All-Freshman First Team for Top Drawer Soccer, as well as the Pac-12 First Team and NSCAA All-Pacific Region Second Team. She was also awarded Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and named National Freshman of the Year by Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer America.

Stanford Cardinal womens soccer

The Stanford Cardinal women's soccer team represent Stanford University in the Pac-12 Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. Home games are played at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium, located on the university's campus in Palo Alto. Paul Ratcliffe has coached the Cardinal since 2002, winning Pac-12 Coach of the Year eight times. During his tenure as head coach, the team won the 2011 and 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament, seven Pac-12 titles, played in seven College Cup tournaments, and reached four NCAA Division I finals.

As a sophomore, Sullivan played and started in all 23 games. She scored 5 goals, including three game-winners, and provided 2 assists. As a junior, Sullivan led Stanford in points (29), goals (11) and game-winning goals (4). She was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and earned All-Pac-12 first team honors for the third consecutive season.

As a senior, Sullivan tallied three goals and six assists and led Stanford to their second national championship, scoring in the College Cup final. She won the Hermann Trophy, after being a finalist in 2016 and a semifinalist in 2015. [2]

2017 NCAA Division I Womens Soccer Tournament football tournament season

The 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament was the 36th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA Division I women's collegiate soccer. The semi-finals and championship game were played at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Florida on December 1 and 3, 2017, while the preceding rounds were played at various sites across the country during November 2017. The Stanford Cardinal were tournament champions, winning the final 3–2 over the UCLA Bruins.

Hermann Trophy

The Hermann Trophy is awarded annually by the Missouri Athletic Club to the United States's top male and female college soccer players.

Club career

Andi Sullivan & Alanna Kennedy fight for the ball in a match between Washington Spirit and Orlando Pride on June 23, 2018. Andi Sullivan & Alanna Kennedy.jpg
Andi Sullivan & Alanna Kennedy fight for the ball in a match between Washington Spirit and Orlando Pride on June 23, 2018.

Washington Spirit Reserves, 2012–2015

Sullivan played in the USL W-League during the 2012–2015 seasons. [4] [5] She played with D.C. United Women in 2012, [6] which was later renamed the Washington Spirit Reserves for the 2013–2015 seasons.

The USL W-League was a North American women's soccer developmental organization. The W-League was also an open league, giving college players the opportunity to play alongside established international players while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. The league was administered by the United Soccer Leagues system, which also oversees the men's United Soccer League and Premier Development League. The W-League announced on November 6, 2015 that the league will cease operation ahead of 2016 season.

D.C. United Women

D.C. United Women was an American soccer club based in Washington, D.C. that competed in the USL W-League, the second tier of women's soccer in the United States. The team was an affiliate of Major League Soccer club, D.C. United but operated independently by Washington Soccer Properties, LLC. To participate in the new National Women's Soccer League for the 2013 season, the team re-branded as the Washington Spirit in December 2012.

Washington Spirit, 2018–present

On January 18, 2018, Sullivan was selected as the number one overall draft pick at the 2018 NWSL College Draft by the Washington Spirit. [7] Sullivan appeared in every game for the Spirit, except for the last game of the season which she missed as she was completing in the Nordic Cup with U.S. U-23.

The 2018 NWSL College Draft was held on January 18, 2018 at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sullivan was named a finalist for 2018 NWSL Rookie of the Year, she finished second in voting for the award behind winner, Imani Dorsey. [8]

She returned to Washington for the 2019 NWSL season and was named team captain. [9]

International career

Youth national teams

Sullivan has represented the United States on the senior national team as well as the under-15, under-17, under-20, and under-23 national teams. [2] Sullivan competed for the United States at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship in Guatemala where she helped the under-17 national team win gold. [10] Despite being the youngest player on the under-20 national team roster at the 2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship, she co-captained the team to a 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup berth. [10]

On August 23, 2018 she was named to the United States U-23 team for the 2018 Nordic tournament. [11]

Senior National Team

She earned her first cap with the senior national team during an international friendly match against Switzerland on October 19, 2016, and earned Player of the Match for her impressive performance. [12] She earned her first assist a few days later on October 23, 2016. [13] She then played in two more matches on November 10 and 13 where she earned another assist. [14] However, she tore her ACL a few days later during a college match on November 18, 2016. [15] She missed a large part of the year due to the injury but made her return to the national team on October 19, 2017. [16]

Sullivan was named to the 23-player roster for the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, the U.S won the tournament for the second time. [17] She was on the 35-player provisional roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship but was not named to the final 20-player roster. [18]

In 2019, Sullivan was originally not included on the January camp roster but was added to the roster by head coach Jill Ellis. [19] Sullivan was also named to the team for the 2019 SheBelieves Cup. [20]

Honors and awards

College

Stanford University

International

Youth sides

Senior team

Individual

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