|Full name||Lindsay Ann Tarpley Snow|
|Date of birth||September 22, 1983|
|Place of birth||Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Playing position||Forward / Winger|
|2002–2005||North Carolina Tar Heels|
|2005||New Jersey Wildcats||5||(2)|
|2009||Chicago Red Stars||17||(4)|
|2010||Saint Louis Athletica||5||(1)|
|2002||United States U-19||26||(24)|
|2003||United States U-21||8||(4)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of July 5, 2012 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 5, 2012 (UTC)
Lindsay Ann Tarpley Snow (born September 22, 1983) is an American professional soccer forward and midfielder. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, winning gold at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, and was a member of the United States women's national team that finished third at the 2007 Women's World Cup in China.
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Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Tarpley grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and attended Portage Central High School from 1998 to 2002. During her freshman season, she helped her school's women's soccer team reach the state semi-finals.In the following spring, she led her team to an undefeated season and the state championship. Against Bishop Foley Catholic High School in the final match, she scored her team's first goal and assisted on her team's other two, including the winning shot in the penalty shootout. She received several honors during her time there, including being named the 2002 Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year and the 2002 U.S. Soccer Chevrolet Young Female Player of the Year, in addition to being a 1999 NSCAA All-American and a Parade All-American in 2001 and 2002. She also played varsity basketball for Portage Central, starting at point guard during all four of her seasons.
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In the autumn of 2002, Tarpley enrolled at the University of North Carolina. While there, she majored in communications and minored in coaching. She was a student-athlete, and competed with the university's North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team. In her first season with the team, she was named ACC Rookie of the Year and the Soccer America and Soccer Buzz National Freshman of the Year.
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Injuries interfered with Tarpley's junior and senior seasons, which reduced her playing time. Tarpley still managed to be named to the All-ACC and NSCAA All-America teams in both seasons.
Tarpley finished her North Carolina career with 59 goals and 59 assists. Her number 25 jersey was retired by the school in February 2006 during the halftime of a North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball game. [ citation needed ]
Tarpley played for the New Jersey Wildcats in 2005, where she played alongside Tobin Heath, Christine Latham, Karina LeBlanc, Heather O'Reilly, Cat Whitehill, Rachel Yankey, and a number of other international players. She played in five games (374 minutes) for the club, and scored two goals with two assists.
Upon the creation of a new top-flight women's league in the United States, Tarpley agreed to join Women's Professional Soccer. She was allocated to Chicago Red Stars along with USWNT players Carli Lloyd and Kate Markgraf. In the inaugural 2009 Women's Professional Soccer season, Tarpley appeared in 17 games (16 starts, 1321 total minutes) and scored four goals and four assists.
On January 15, 2010 Lindsay was traded to the Saint Louis Athletica in exchange for goalkeeper Jillian Loyden. With the Athletica, she joined former North Carolina Tar Heel standouts Lori Chalupny, Kendall Fletcher and Kristina Larsen.
She became a free agent on June 1, 2010 with the dissolution of the Saint Louis Athletica. On June 3, it was announced by the Boston Breakers that they had signed Tarpley. She then signed for magicJack ahead of the 2011 Women's Professional Soccer season.
Tarpley began her international career representing the United States on the U-16 Girls National Team. From there, she successfully moved to the United States U-19 team in 2002. She played in the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, the first FIFA-sanctioned youth tournament for women, and scored the title clinching goal in extra time against Canada. She made 26 total appearances and scored 24 goals.
Tarpley soon moved to the United States U-21 team, where she made 8 appearances and scored 4 goals. Half of her goals were scored at the 2003 Nordic Cup, while the other half was at the 2005 Nordic Cup.
Tarpley first appeared for the senior team on January 12, 2003 against Japan. Her first (and second) goal came a little over a year later on January 30, 2004 against Sweden. She appeared in the 2004 and 2008 editions of the Olympic Games, winning a Gold Medal in each trip. She has also played in the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, in which the United States finished third. She earned her 100th cap on July 16, 2008 against Brazil in the last game before the 2008 Olympics, the 23rd player in USWNT history to reach this feat.
A torn anterior cruciate ligament sustained in a warm-up match with Japan saw Tarpley ruled out of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
|Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)|
|Location||Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred|
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
|Lineup||Start – played entire match|
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time
|Goal in match||Goal of total goals by the player in the match|
Sorted by total goals followed by goal number
|#||NumberOfGoals.goalNumber scored by the player in the match (alternate notation to Goal in match)|
|Min||The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.|
|Assist/pass||The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.|
|penalty or pk||Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)|
|Score||The match score after the goal was scored.|
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
|Result||The final score.|
Sorted by goal difference in the match, then by goal difference in penalty-shoot-out if it is taken, followed by goal scored by the player's team in the match, then by goal scored in the penalty-shoot-out. For matches with identical final scores, match ending in extra-time without penalty-shoot-out is a tougher match, therefore precede matches that ended in regulation
|aet||The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation|
|pso||Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time|
|Light-purple background color – exhibition or closed door international friendly match|
|Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament|
|Light-orange background color – Olympic women's football qualification match|
|Pink background color – Continental Games or regional tournament|
|Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament|
|NOTE on background colors: Continental Games or regional tournament are sometimes also qualifier for World Cup or Olympics; information depends on the source such as the player's federation.|
NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player
|2004-01-30||Shenzhen, China||2.1||51||Abby Wambach|
|Four Nations Tournament|
|2004-02-03||Shenzhen, China||Start||1.1||13||Shannon MacMillan|
|2004-02-27||Heredia, Costa Rica||1.1||63||unassisted|
|2004-03-05||Heredia, Costa Rica||1.1||45||Cindy Parlow|
|2004-03-14||Ferreiras, Portugal||1.1||47||Cindy Parlow|
|2004-03-20||Faro, Portugal||1.1||42||Abby Wambach|
|2004-08-26||Athens, Greece||1.1||39||Brandi Chastain|
|2006-09-13||Rochester, United States||1.1||22||Aly Wagner|
|2006-10-01||Carson, United States||2.1||22||unassisted|
|2006-11-02||Suwon, South Korea||1.1||27||Natasha Kai|
|Peace Queen Cup: Group B|
|2007-04-14||Foxborough, United States||1.1||33||unassisted|
|2007-05-12||Frisco, United States||1.1||13||Heather Mitts|
|2007-08-12||Chicago, United States||1.1||57||unassisted|
|2007-08-25||Carson, United States||Start||1.1||68||Christie Rampone|
|2008-01-16||Guangzhou, China||2.1||71||Heather O'Reilly|
|Four Nations Tournament|
|2008-01-18||Guangzhou, China||Start||2.1||37||Abby Wambach|
|Four Nations Tournament|
|2008-03-05||Albufeira, Portugal||1.1||5||Carli Lloyd|
|Algarve Cup: Group B|
|2008-03-07||Alvor, Portugal||1.1||6||Lauren Cheney|
|Algarve Cup: Group B|
|2008-05-03||Birmingham, United States||2.1||28||unassisted|
|2008-05-10||Washington, United States||1.1||23||Abby Wambach|
|2008-07-02||Fredrikstad, Norway||1.1||4||Abby Wambach|
|Olympics: Group G|
|2008-11-01||Richmond, United States||Start||1.1||48||Aly Wagner|
|Four Nations Tournament|
|2011-03-04||Santo Antonio, Portugal||Start||1.1||33||Amy Rodriguez|
|Algarve Cup: Group A|
Tarpley's husband, B. J. Snow, was appointed in January 2011 to coach the UCLA Bruins women's soccer team.In July 2012, Tarpley and Snow had their first child, a son. In January 2013, B. J. Snow was appointed as the full-time head coach of United States women's national under-17 soccer team.
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