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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.

Lindsay Tarpley
Lindsay Tarpley UNC.jpg
Personal information
Full name Lindsay Ann Tarpley Snow
Date of birth (1983-09-22) September 22, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Playing position Forward / Winger
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Kalamazoo Quest
2005 New Jersey Wildcats 5 (2)
2009 Chicago Red Stars 17 (4)
2010 Saint Louis Athletica 5 (1)
2010 Boston Breakers 17 (3)
2011 magicJack 3 (0)
National team
2002 United States U-19 26 (24)
2003 United States U-21 8 (4)
2003–2011 United States 125 (32)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 5, 2012 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 5, 2012 (UTC)

She injured her knee during a match against Japan, on May 14, 2011, in Columbus Ohio,[1] consequently missing the 2011 Women's World Cup, and has not been called again to play for her national team. On February 7, 2013, Tarpley was drafted to play with the Chicago Red Stars for the 2013 NWSL season.

Early lifeEdit

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.

While in high school, Tarpley played for W-League side Kalamazoo Quest in 1998 and 1999.

University of North CarolinaEdit

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.

During her sophomore season, Tarpley led the nation in total points (goals and assists) while leading the Tar Heels to the 2003 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. Against Connecticut Huskies in the finals, she scored two goals and had two assists en route to winning the title. She received numerous honors for her performance throughout the 2003 season, including ACC Player of the Year and Player of the Tournament, National Player of the Year, and several All-America team honors.

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]

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

 
Tarpley with the St.Louis Athletica in 2010.

W-LeagueEdit

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.

Women's Professional SoccerEdit

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.

InternationalEdit

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.[4]

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.

International goalsEdit

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

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

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 colorexhibition 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


goal
Date Location Opponent Lineup # Min Assist/pass Score Result Competition
1
2004-01-30[m 1] Shenzhen, China   China PR 75.

off 75' (on Hucles)

2.1 51 Abby Wambach

5250.02005 2–0

5350.03005 3–0

Four Nations Tournament
2
2.2 66 Kate Markgraf

5350.03005 3–0

3
2004-02-03[m 2] Shenzhen, China   Canada Start 1.1 13 Shannon MacMillan

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Friendly
4
2004-02-27[m 3] Heredia, Costa Rica   Haiti 45.

on 46' (off Boxx)

1.1 63 unassisted

5550.05005 5–0

5850.08005 8–0

Olympic qualification
5
2004-03-05[m 4] Heredia, Costa Rica   Mexico 60.

off 60' (on Hamm)

1.1 45 Cindy Parlow

4950.01005 1–2

5150.03005 3–2

Olympic qualification
6
2004-03-14[m 5] Ferreiras, Portugal   France 45.

on 46' (off Foudy)

1.1 47 Cindy Parlow

5550.05005 5–0

5450.05005 5–1

Algarve Cup
7
2004-03-20[m 6] Faro, Portugal   Norway 68.

off 68' (on Wagner)

1.1 42 Abby Wambach

5250.03005 3–1

5350.04005 4–1

Algarve Cup
8
2004-08-26[m 7] Athens, Greece   Brazil 91.

off 91' (on O'Reilly)

1.1 39 Brandi Chastain

5150.01005 1–0

5150.02005 2–1

Olympics: final
9
2006-03-13[m 8] Faro, Portugal   France 56.

off 56' (on Lloyd)

1.1 50 unassisted

5350.03005 3–0

5350.04005 4–1

Algarve Cup
10
2006-09-13[m 9] Rochester, United States   Mexico 67.

off 67' (on Kai)

1.1 22 Aly Wagner

5150.02005 2–1

5250.03005 3–1

Friendly
11
2006-10-01[m 10] Carson, United States   Chinese Taipei 63.

off 63' (on Rapinoe)

2.1 22 unassisted

5250.02005 2–0

6050.10005 10–0

Friendly
12
2.2 27 Aly Wagner

5350.03005 3–0

13
2006-11-02[m 11] Suwon, South Korea   Netherlands 45.

on 46' (off Lilly)

1.1 27 Natasha Kai

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Peace Queen Cup: Group B
14
2007-04-14[m 12] Foxborough, United States   Mexico 68.

off 68' (on O'Reilly)

1.1 33 unassisted

5250.02005 2–0

5550.05005 5–0

Friendly
15
2007-05-12[m 13] Frisco, United States   Canada 62.

off 62' (on O'Reilly)

1.1 13 Heather Mitts

5150.02005 2–1

5450.06005 6–2

Friendly
16
2007-08-12[m 14] Chicago, United States   New Zealand 64.

off 64' (on Kai)

1.1 57 unassisted

5450.04005 4–0

5550.06005 6–1

Friendly
17
2007-08-25[m 15] Carson, United States   Finland Start 1.1 68 Christie Rampone

5350.03005 3–0

5450.04005 4–0

Friendly
18
2008-01-16[m 16] Guangzhou, China   Canada 27.

on 64' (off Lloyd)

2.1 71 Heather O'Reilly

5350.03005 3–0

5450.04005 4–0

Four Nations Tournament
19
2.2 78 Amy Rodriguez

5450.04005 4–0

20
2008-01-18[m 17] Guangzhou, China   Finland Start 2.1 37 Abby Wambach

5150.01005 1–0

5350.04005 4–1

Four Nations Tournament
21
2.2 39 Abby Wambach

5250.02005 2–0

22
2008-03-05[m 18] Albufeira, Portugal   China PR 45.

off 45' (on Heath)

1.1 5 Carli Lloyd

5150.01005 1–0

5450.04005 4–0

Algarve Cup: Group B
23
2008-03-07[m 19] Alvor, Portugal   Italy 45.

off 45' (on Heath)

1.1 6 Lauren Cheney

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Algarve Cup: Group B
24
2008-05-03[m 20] Birmingham, United States   Australia 74.

off 74' (on O'Reilly)

2.1 28 unassisted

5050.01005 1–1

5150.05005 5–4

Friendly
25
2.2 42 Natasha Kai

5250.03005 3–1

26
2008-05-10[m 21] Washington, United States   Canada 70.

off 70' (on Osborne)

1.1 23 Abby Wambach

5150.01005 1–0

5650.06005 6–0

Friendly
27
2008-07-02[m 22] Fredrikstad, Norway   Norway 81.

off 81' (on Rodriguez)

1.1 4 Abby Wambach

5150.01005 1–0

5450.04005 4–0

Friendly
28
2008-08-12[m 23] Shenyang, China   New Zealand Start 1.1 56 unassisted

5350.03005 3–0

5450.04005 4–0

Olympics: Group G
29
2008-11-01[m 24] Richmond, United States   Korea Republic Start 1.1 48 Aly Wagner

5350.03005 3–0

5250.03005 3–1

Friendly
30
2009-05-25[m 25] Toronto, Canada   Canada 30.

on 61' (off Rapinoe)

1.1 77 unassisted

5350.03005 3–0

5450.04005 4–0

Friendly
31
2011-01-23[m 26] Chongqing, China   Canada 60.

on 31' (off Rapinoe)

1.1 70 Cheney

5150.02005 2–1

5150.02005 2–1

Four Nations Tournament
32
2011-03-04[m 27] Santo Antonio, Portugal   Norway Start 1.1 33 Amy Rodriguez

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Algarve Cup: Group A

Honors and awardsEdit

InternationalEdit

UniversityEdit

IndividualEdit

  • National Freshman of the Year: 2002
  • NCAA Division I Scoring Leader: 2003
  • College Soccer Player of the Year: 2003

Personal lifeEdit

Tarpley's husband, B. J. Snow, was appointed in January 2011 to coach the UCLA Bruins women's soccer team.[5] 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.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U.S. Midfielder Lindsay Tarpley Tears Knee Ligament". ussoccer.com. May 15, 2011. Archived from the original on July 5, 2012.
  2. ^ MHSAA (1999). "MHSAA: 1999 Girls Soccer Regional/Semifinals/Finals". MHSAA.com (Michigan High School Athletic Association Website). Retrieved August 5, 2008.
  3. ^ MHSAA (2000). "MHSAA: 2000 Girls Soccer Division 2 Final". MHSAA.com (Michigan High School Athletic Association Website). Retrieved August 5, 2008.
  4. ^ "Kai Scores Late Header to Give U.S. Women 1–0 Win Over Brazil; Top Scorer Abby Wambach Breaks Leg and is Out of the Olympics". United States Soccer Federation. July 17, 2008. Archived from the original on September 17, 2009. Retrieved November 10, 2009.
  5. ^ "Lindsay Tarpley: The Coach's Wife". ussoccer.com. January 19, 2011.
  6. ^ "Player Bio: B. J. Snow". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on April 24, 2013.
Match report
  1. ^ "Tarpley Scores Two as WNT Downs Sweden 3–0 in Opener of Four Nations Tournament in China on Friday". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on August 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "U.S. Women Defeat Canada 2–0 to Win Four Nations Tournament in China". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on June 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "U.S. Women Defeat Haiti, 8–0, in Olympic Qualifying; Parlow's Hat Trick Helps U.S. Through to Semifinals". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "U.S. WNT Win Olympic Qualifying Tournament with 3–2 Comeback Win Over Mexico". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "Hamm's Goal, Three Assists Lead U.S. Past France in Algarve Opener". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "U.S. Women Roll Past Norway, 4–1, to Win Algarve Cup Championship". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  7. ^ "U.S. Wins Gold Medal on Wambach Overtime Strike". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012.
  8. ^ "U.S. Women Clinch Berth in Algarve Cup Final with 4–1 Win vs. France". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  9. ^ "U.S. Women Defeat Mexico, 3–0, in Rochester, N.Y." U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  10. ^ "U.S. Women Defeat Chinese Taipei, 10–0, Behind Wambach's Hat-trick". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  11. ^ "U.S. WNT Defeats the Netherlands, 2–0, To Advance to 2006 Peace Queen Cup Championship". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on August 24, 2012.
  12. ^ "U.S. Women Roll Past Mexico, 5–0, Behind Two Goals from Kristine Lilly". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  13. ^ "U.S. Women Defeat Canada, 6–2, in Frisco, Texas, As Run to the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Continues". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  14. ^ "U.S. Women Defeat New Zealand, 6–1, at Soldier Field; Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach Score Two Goals Each; One Match Left Before 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  15. ^ "U.S. Women Defeat Finland, 4–0, at The Home Depot Center; U.S. Finish Domestic Schedule Undefeated and Now Head To The 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on August 18, 2012.
  16. ^ "U.S. Women's National Team Tops Canada, 4–0, at Four Nations Tournament". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on April 25, 2013.
  17. ^ "Lindsay Tarpley Scores Twice and U.S. Women Defeat Finland 4–1; USA Takes on China on Sunday, Jan. 20 For Four Nations Title". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on April 25, 2013.
  18. ^ "U.S. Women Defeat China, 4–0, To Open 2008 Algarve Cup". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  19. ^ "U.S. Women Defeat Italy, 2–0, at 2008 Algarve Cup; Tarpley and O'Reilly Score For USA in Second Straight Shutout". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  20. ^ "U.S. Women's National Team Defeats Australia, 5–4, Scoring Winning Goal in Extra-Time for Second Straight Match". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  21. ^ "U.S. Women's National Team Dominates Canada 6–0 at RFK Stadium as Natasha Kai Scores First Career Hat Trick". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012.
  22. ^ "U.S. Women Defeat Norway, 4–0, in Fredrikstad; Wambach Scores 99th Career International Goal". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012.
  23. ^ "U.S. Advances to Olympic Quarterfinals with 4–0 Victory Against New Zealand". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012.
  24. ^ "U.S. Women Earn Fourth Victory on Achieve Your Gold Tour With 3–1 Win Over South Korea". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012.
  25. ^ "U.S. Women Score Twice In Each Half to Defeat Canada 4–0 at BMO Field in Toronto". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  26. ^ "U.S. Women Rebound to Defeat Canada 2–1 at Four Nations Tournament in China". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on April 25, 2013.
  27. ^ "U.S. Women Defeat Norway To Make Championship Game of 2011 Algarve Cup". U.S.Soccer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.

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