2X Olympic Gold Medalist
NCAA National Champion
ESPN Rise Player of the Decade (2000s)
International Keynote Speaker
“ELITE ATHLETE, IMPACT-ORIENTED AMBASSADOR, AND ENTREPRENEUR”
Lindsay Tarpley is one of the best female soccer players to successfully move up the ranks within US Soccer, capturing two Olympic Gold Medals (2004 and 2008 Olympic Games) and making 125 international appearances while scoring 32 goals for the US Women’s National Soccer Team.
Today, Lindsay is a well-respected international keynote speaker that uses her trajectory through the “beautiful game” to candidly talk to audiences about embracing the journey and not simply focusing on the destination.
Lindsay is also an entrepreneur, co-founding Hustle Beauty which helps bridge the gap between beauty and fitness. Always near the soccer pitch, Lindsay and her husband run the World Champion Soccer Academy, providing youth players with a holistic approach to development.
Lindsay’s love of soccer and the contributions she’s made has garnered her ambassador roles with the FIFA Legends Program and as an athlete representative for the International Olympic Committee.
The Kalamazoo, MI native has achieved success at every level. Tarpley started in US Soccer’s youth program at the age of 14 and quickly rose to the top. She played on the U-16 National Team which lead her to captain the U-19 Team that played in the first ever FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2002. She scored the golden goal in extra time against Canada to win the first-ever FIFA Youth World Cup in front of 50,000 people. Shortly thereafter, Lindsay was called in to the full U.S. Women’s National Team, playing her first game in January 2003, then scoring 2 goals against Sweden in January 2004.
Tarpley attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She quickly made her mark earning Freshman of the Year honors and leading her team to the 2003 NCAA National Champion, while being named the National Player of the Year.
At the age of 19, she was a catalyst on the Gold Medal winning USA team at the 2004 Athens Olympics, scoring the first goal in the goal medal match. She won her second gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics playing a critical role in the team’s success. She made history by earning her 100th CAP (International Appearance) on July 16, 2008 against Brazil in the last game before the 2008 Olympics, the 23rd player in USWNT history to reach this feat. She also played in the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, in which the United States finished third. Unfortunately, Tarpley’s career ended early when she suffered a career-ending knee injury in the send-off game to the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. A devastating blow to a legendary career, Tarpley continues to find new ways to make an impact.