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5 - Kelly Lindsey
Kelly Lindsey
Team:
San Jose CyberRays
Position:
Defender
Status:
Active
How Acquired:
2001 Suppl Draft-1st Rd/1st 02/04/2001
WUSA Experience:
2
Previous Team:
Notre Dame
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
Omaha, NE
High School:
Millard North HS [NE]
Born:
September 3, 1979  Omaha, NE, USA
Height:
5' 6"

2002 WUSA Season:

Lindsey anchored the central defense and was voted Defensive Player of the Year by her teammates … In 5/18 loss vs. Atlanta she made three consecutive tackles deep in her own end to stop attacks … She was subbed out of her first career WUSA game 6/1 @ Philadelphia because of an injury … She underwent successful knee surgery 6/4 and returned to action 6/22 @ Atlanta, missing only two games … In 7/21 game vs. Washington was unfortunate victim of only own-goal in CyberRays history.

2001 WUSA Season:

Kelly Lindsey, passed over in the 2000 WUSA Global Draft because of her injury history as a college player, proved those fears groundless with the CyberRays. She stepped into the professional ranks and became an instant starter and defensive leader. She missed only three starts as a central defender, one to take final exams at Notre Dame and two when coaches decided to rest groups of starters. At 21, she was the youngest WUSA player to start at least half her team’s games.

Lindsey was never subbed out of a game. Her only point of the season came in the WUSA Championship Game when Brandi Chastain redirected her only shot of the season in the sixth minute for a goal. She was named to the WUSA Global 11 second team and twice was called up to the U.S. national team following the season.

National Team:

Kelly Lindsey has three caps with the U.S. national team from the 1999 Australia Cup, playing every minute of the tournament in which the United States went 3-0.

College:

She finished a four-year Notre Dame career as tri-captain of a team that finished the regular season undefeated. Scored the winning penalty kick against Nebraska in the 1999 NCAA quarterfinals after playing all 150 minutes of regulation and overtime, the longest game in Irish history. Came to Notre Dame as part of a back line that included future WUSA players Meotis Erikson and Anne Makinen. Had off-season surgery on both knees after her sophomore season, but started all but two games in her junior year. Named all-Big East Conference her senior season.

High School:

Three-sport standout and 12-time letter-winner at Millard North High School, four each in cross country, basketball and soccer. Won Nebraska high school cross-country championship first three years but missed race her senior year because of a separated rib cage. Was a three-time all-state basketball player.

Personal:

Kelly Ann Lindsey (``Boof''). Engaged to Brian Zaversnik. Parents Patrick and Judy. Majored in economics and computer applications at Notre Dame. Earliest soccer memory: At age 4 played for the West Omaha Get Along Gang. ``We scored one goal all season, and it was on ourselves. We cheered like we had won the World Cup. Our keeper used to sit in the goal and read books while the game was going on.'' Favorite soccer players: Ex-Notre Dame stars Kate Sobrero and LaKeysia Beene. Significance of 1999 Women's World Cup: ``For the first time it really brought a nation together around a women's sporting event and made the United States realize that women's athletics can be exciting, too.'' Pre-game ritual: Choreographed dances in the locker room. Community activity: Volunteering at veteran's home, reading and tutoring kids. Hobbies outside soccer: Coloring, paint by numbers. If she could be another athlete: Wayne Gretzky or Roger Craig ``because I would love to put on all those pads and run into people over and over again.'' Strangest possession: Saved big toenail that came off after her final college game. She's most passionate about: Having fun.

Additional Information

Regular-Season Game Highs
Shots 1, Jul 30,2003 at CAR
Fouls Committed 3, Jul 30,2003 at CAR
Fouls Suffered 2, 2 times, last: Jul 30,2003 at CAR

2003 Game Log
Date
OPP
GP
GS
MIN
G
A
PTS
SHT
SOG
B
FC
FS
C
E
4/19 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27 @SD 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/10 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/31 @BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/08 NY 1 1 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/14 @NY 1 1 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
6/25 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29 @SD 1 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/02 SD 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/05 @NY 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/20 PHI 1 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30 @CAR 1 1 90 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0
8/02 @WAS 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/06 ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10 BOS 1 1 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Regular Season
Year
Team
GP
GS
MIN
G
A
PTS
SHT
SOG
B
FC
FS
C
E
2001 SJC 18 18 1620 0 0 0 0 0 3 25 9 2 0
2002 SJC 19 19 1649 0 0 0 4 1 1 23 10 5 0
2003 SJC 10 7 704 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 6 0 0
  Total 47 44 3973 0 0 0 5 1 4 58 25 7 0

Post Season
Year
Team
GP
GS
MIN
G
A
PTS
SHT
SOG
B
FC
FS
C
E
2001 SJC 2 2 195 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
  Total 2 2 195 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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