Q&A at the Academy with Rose
On March 4, 2017, Lavelle made her debut as a midfielder for the U.S. Women’s National Team, going the full 90 minutes against England. She scored her first international goal on April 9 against Russia and added a second (the game-winner) against Sweden on June 8 in Gothenburg. Lavelle was a contributor to the 2019 World Cup Winning squad starting six games for the United States scoring three goals, and was awarded the Bronze Ball. She was named the sixth best player in the world at The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 and was named to the 2019 FIFA FIFPro World XI. In the 2020 Olympics, she scored one goal for the United States to help with their bronze medal finish. She currently plays for OL Reign of the NWSL.
Prior to joining the US National Team, she already had quite a bit of international experience. In 2014, she was a starter on the USA’s U-20 Women’s World Cup Team in Canada and was one of the USA’s most effective players in the tournament. She also accomplished a remarkable feat at the 2014 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in the Cayman Islands. She neither scored a goal nor gained an assist during the tournament, but her impact on both sides of the ball was so great that she won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.
Lavelle came to BSA as a Visiting Pro in 2017.