Lori Chalupny

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Lori Chalupny
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Lori Chalupny in starting lineup of Chicago Red Stars
on May 2, 2015
Personal information
Full nameLori Christine Chalupny
Date of birth (1984-01-29) January 29, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
J.B. Marine S.C.
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2002–2005 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–2007 River Cities Futbol Club 0 (0)
2009–2010 Saint Louis Athletica 24 (3)
2010–2011 Atlanta Beat 32 (4)
2012 Chicago Red Stars (WPSL-E) 13 (5)
2012 AIK Fotboll Dam
2013–2015 Chicago Red Stars (NWSL) 45 (11)
National team
United States U-16
United States U-19 21
United States U-21 14
2001–2015 United States 106 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of July 18, 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 25, 2015 (UTC)

Lori Christine Chalupny (born January 29, 1984) is a former American soccer defender who last played for the Chicago Red Stars and the United States women's national soccer team. She is a gold medalist from 2008 Beijing Olympics, and a bronze medalist in 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup hosted by China. She was also on the roster of the United States national soccer team for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. She is the current head woman's soccer coach of Maryville University in St. Louis.

Chicago Red Stars soccer team and National Womens Soccer League franchise in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Early life

Chalupny was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. At the age of five, Lori spent time at an after-school program playing soccer with other boys in the program. Chalupny recalls:

St. Louis Independent city in the United States

St. Louis is a major independent city and inland port in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is situated along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois. The Missouri River merges with the Mississippi River just north of the city. These two rivers combined form the fourth longest river system in the world. The city had an estimated 2018 population of 302,838 and is the cultural and economic center of the St. Louis metropolitan area, which is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri, and the 20th-largest in the United States.

Missouri U.S. state in the United States

Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States. With over six million residents, it is the 18th-most populous state of the Union. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City. The state is the 21st-most extensive in area. Missouri is bordered by eight states : Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee to the east, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to the west. In the South are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals and recreation. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center of the state into the Mississippi River, which makes up Missouri's eastern border.

"I'd literally turn black from the asphalt." [1]

She then went on to play soccer at Nerinx Hall High School where she was also on the Honor Roll her sophomore, junior, and senior years. She also played for club soccer team, J.B. Marine S.C.. [2] She was named NSCAA and Parade All-American as a junior and senior. [3]

Nerinx Hall High School

Nerinx Hall High School is a private Roman Catholic girls high school in Webster Groves, Missouri, and is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis.

Jefferson Barracks Marine Soccer Club is an American women's soccer club fielding over thirty teams throughout the St. Louis area.

University of North Carolina

Chalupny played for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2002 to 2005 and won an NCAA championship title with the Tar Heels as a sophomore in 2003. [2] [4] After missing much of her freshman season due to injury, she played in 16 games, scored three goals and served seven assists. She was subsequently named to the All-ACC First Team, the NSCAA Second-Team All-American, and the ACC All-Freshman Team. [2] During her second year with the team, she helped the team go undefeated with a 27–0–0 record and win the NCAA championship starting 26 of 27 games, scoring 11 goals and serving 12 assists. [2] She was named First-Team All-ACC and NSCAA All-American the same year. [2] In 2004, she scored six goals and served five assists in the 23 games in which she played. In addition to being named Most Valuable Player by Soccer America, she was named First-Team NSCAA All-American for the second consecutive year and First-Team All-ACC for the third. [2] During her final year with the Tar Heels, she scored ten goals and served eight assists playing as a midfielder. The Tar Heels finished the season with a 23–1–1 record under her leadership as captain for the second consecutive year. She finished her college career with 30 goals and 32 assists from the midfield. [3]

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also known as UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is the flagship of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which also allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States. Among the claimants, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the only one to have held classes and graduated students as a public university in the eighteenth century.

The NCAA Women's Soccer Championship refers to one of three championships in women's soccer contested by the NCAA since 1981:

North Carolina Tar Heels womens soccer

The North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. The team has won 20 of the 27 Atlantic Coast Conference championships, and 22 of the 36 NCAA national championships.

Playing career

Club

In April 2006, Chalupny joined River Cities Futbol Club of the Women's Premier Soccer League.

River Cities Futbol Club

River Cities FC was an American women's soccer team, founded in 2004. The team was a member of the Women's Premier Soccer League, the third tier of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada, until 2007, when the team left the league and the franchise was terminated. The team played its home games in a stadium in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Womens Premier Soccer League soccer league and second level of womens soccer in the United States

The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is a national women's soccer league in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and is on the second level of women's soccer in the United States soccer pyramid, below National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and roughly equal with United Women's Soccer (UWS). The WPSL is the largest women's soccer league in the world.

WPS, 2009–2011

On September 16, 2008, Chalupny was one of the three players drafted for Saint Louis Athletica in the 2008 WPS Player Allocation of national team members, with the new league starting play in April 2009. She scored the first home goal of the season off of a corner kick in a 1–0 win against FC Gold Pride. She was team captain, made the All-Star team, and was nominated for WPS's Player of the Year award the same year. During the 2010 and 2011 seasons, she played for the Atlanta Beat and appeared in 15 and 17 games respectively and scored 2 goals in each season. [5]

Saint Louis Athletica defunct Womens Professional Soccer club

Saint Louis Athletica was an American professional soccer club that was based in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri that participated in Women's Professional Soccer. Athletica started the 2009 season playing its home games at Ralph Korte Stadium, on the campus of SIUE in Edwardsville, Illinois, then moved to Soccer Park in Fenton, Missouri in June. On May 27, 2010, the WPS announced that the Club would fold effective immediately, forcing the league to compete with only 7 teams for the rest of the season.

The Women's Professional Soccer Player Allocation distributed 21 players from the United States women's national soccer team player pool to seven teams in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) for the league's inaugural season.

FC Gold Pride association football club

FC Gold Pride was an American professional soccer club based in Santa Clara, California which participated in Women's Professional Soccer. The club replaced the San Jose CyberRays of the defunct Women's United Soccer Association as the top-level women's soccer team in the San Francisco Bay Area. FC Gold Pride moved to its final home of Pioneer Stadium on the campus of CSU East Bay in June 2010 after opening their 2010 home schedule at the Castro Valley High School Athletic Stadium. The club ceased operations in November 2010 after struggling financially and being unable to find new investors.

Chicago Red Stars (WPSL-Elite) and AIK Fotboll, 2012

After the folding of the WPS in early 2012, she played for the Chicago Red Stars in Women's Premier Soccer League Elite, appearing in ten games and scoring five goals. [6] On August 8, 2012, she joined AIK Fotboll Dam in the Swedish Damallsvenskan. [7]

Chicago Red Stars (NWSL), 2013–2015

On February 5, 2013, she rejoined the Chicago Red Stars in the new National Women's Soccer League. [8] Chalupny captained the Red Stars during the inaugural season, played 18 matches and scored 5 goals, the highest scored by a member of the team; and was named to NWSL 2013 best eleven. [9]

In 2014 National Women's Soccer League season, Chalupny captained Chicago Red Stars to fifth place, played in a team high of 23 matches and 2003 minutes, and scored five goals.

At the end of the 2015 National Women's Soccer League season she retired from professional soccer. [10]

International

Lori Chalupny in San Jose.jpg

A member of the U.S. national under-16, 19 and 21 teams, Chalupny earned her first cap for the senior team on March 7, 2001 against Italy. She scored her first goal for the U.S. senior team on May 9, 2004 against Mexico. Although she predominantly played left back at the 2005 Algarve Cup, she also played as an outside midfielder. [2]

In January 2006, Chalupny suffered a concussion after two blows to the head in a game against France. She was ordered by her doctors to take several months off, and did not return to national team play until July 2006. [11] She started at midfield in all six of the United States' games at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, and scored two goals, one of which was the game-winning goal in the U.S. 1–0 win over Nigeria on September 18, 2007. The goal, coming just 57 seconds into the game, was the second-fastest in Women's World Cup history. [12]

Chalupny played in four games for the U.S. at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In the first game, she received a punch intended for the ball from the keeper and left the field. She scored one goal against Japan in the semi-final. The U.S. team won the tournament and took the Olympic gold medal. During the 2009 Algarve Cup, Chalupny was named co-captain of the team. She played every minute of five matches in 2009, captaining the U.S. team in a 1–0 win against Germany after co-captain Christie Rampone became pregnant.

From 2009 to November 2014, Chalupny was not called to play for the United States women's national soccer team due to a history of concussions. [11] However, after approaching the U.S. Soccer Federation in 2014 and passing numerous tests, she was called up by the team in December 2014. [13] National team head coach Jill Ellis selected Chalupny as part of the roster for the 2014 International Tournament of Brasilia. [14] Ellis also selected her for the national team roster for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

In August 17, 2015, Chalupny announced that she was retiring from international soccer after Celebration Tour. She said: "there is no better way to go out than as a world champion and this just seemed like the right time to put a cap on my international career" [15]

International goals

Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)
LocationGeographic location of the venue where the competition occurred
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
LineupStart – played entire match
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time

off minute (on player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
( c ) – captain
Sorted by minutes played

MinThe 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/passThe 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 pkGoal 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.)
ScoreThe match score after the goal was scored.
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
ResultThe 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

aetThe 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 colorexhibition or closed door international friendly match
Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament
Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament
Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournament

NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player

GoalDateLocationOpponentLineupMinAssist/passScoreResultCompetition
1
May 9, 2004 [m 1] Mexico

on 70' (off Lilly)

19 Lindsay Tarpley

5350.03005 3–0

5350.03005 3–0

Friendly
2
Jun 26, 2005 [m 2] Canada 12unassisted

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Friendly
3
Jan 30, 2007 [m 3] China 46+unassisted

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Four Nations Tournament
4
May 12, 2007 [m 4] Canada

off 72' (on Wagner)

28 Lindsay Tarpley

5250.03005 3–1

5450.06005 6–2

Friendly
5
Sep 18, 2007 [m 5] Nigeria 1 Abby Wambach

5150.01005 1–0

5150.01005 1–0

World Cup: Group B
6
Sep 30, 2007 [m 6] Norway 58unassisted

5350.03005 3–0

5350.04005 4–1

World Cup: third place match
7
Aug 18, 2008 [m 7] Japan 44 Amy Rodriguez

5150.02005 2–1

5250.04005 4–2

Olympics: semifinal
8
Sep 20, 2008 [m 8] Ireland 19 Lindsay Tarpley

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Friendly
9
Apr 4, 2015 [m 9] New Zealand

on 57' (off Klingenberg)

76 Megan Rapinoe

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 4–0

Friendly
10
May 17, 2015 [m 10] Mexico

on 45' (off Klingenberg)

46 Abby Wambach

5150.02005 2–1

5450.05005 5–1

Friendly

Coaching career

In 2011, Chalupny was an assistant coach for the Washington University women's soccer team. [16] From 2013 to January 1, 2018 she was the assistant coach at Maryville University. As of January 1, 2018 she became the head coach of Maryville University.

Honors and awards

Chalupny is a two-time winner of the women's Keough Award for outstanding soccer player from the St. Louis area, and won US Soccer's Youth Player of the Year Award in 2005.

Video Games

Chalupny was featured along with her national teammates in the EA Sports' FIFA video game series in FIFA 16 , the first time women players were included in the game. [17]

Ticker Tape Parade and White House Honor

Following the United States' win at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Chalupny and her teammates became the first women's sports team to be honored with a Ticker tape parade in New York City. [18] Each player received a key to the city from Mayor Bill de Blasio. [19] In October of the same year, the team was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House. [20]

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Preceded by
Christie Rampone
WNT captain
2009
Succeeded by
Shannon Boxx