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Lindsay Tarpley & Heather O'Reilly
« on: June 13, 2007, 12:15:44 PM »
How do you think that Tarp and O'Reilly will do in the cup?

Offline BillyBoy

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Re: Lindsay Tarpley & Heather O'Reilly
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 05:51:19 PM »
How do you think that Tarp and O'Reilly will do in the cup?

I can't really give you an opinion on that, I have never heard of them.  :) I don't know if anybody else has.

Have you any more info on them?

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Re: Lindsay Tarpley & Heather O'Reilly
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 10:54:48 PM »
They were both out in the Four Nations Tournament in China this year and I think they are both forwards aren't they?  O'Reilly scored against England with a good header and was reckoned to be player of the match.  Since they spend most of their time away in camps, we don't know much over here in Europe about the young players who've just finished at college or uni.

Because of the weird NCAA set up which demands that college players can only play with amateurs, I think, the top League clubs can't recruit who they like and pay them appearance money etc. I suppose that changes with the new League next summer but that's only eight teams across the whole U.S.A.

Perhaps our new member can tell us whether they've got any W-League or WPSL track record.



 

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Re: Lindsay Tarpley & Heather O'Reilly
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 11:45:32 PM »
                                             Lindsay Tapley


Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
College: University of North Carolina

National Team: A forward during her highly successful youth National Team career, she has played mostly in the midfield for the full Women’s National Team … By the age of 21, she had scored two of the most important goals in U.S. soccer history, the first when she pounded in a rebound of her own shot in the championship game of the 2002 FIFA U-19 World Championship, giving the USA a dramatic 1-0 sudden death overtime victory over host Canada and the first-ever world title for youth women … The second came in the 2004 Olympic gold medal game off a blast from 25-yards out into the lower left corner for the game’s first score … Named the 2002 U.S. Soccer Chevrolet Young Female Player of the Year … 2006: Started all three games at the Four Nations Tournament in China … Played in all four games at the Algarve Cup, starting two and scored against Denmark … 2005: Played in five games, starting two, including the championship game against Germany at the Algarve Cup, when she played all 90 minutes … 2004: Had a breakout year, playing in 25 matches and making 13 starts … Played in all six Olympic matches, starting three, and was the second youngest player on the team … Scored the first eight goals of her full National Team career (and had three assists), tallying against Sweden, Canada, Mexico, Norway and Brazil among others … She played only six minutes in one “Fan Celebration Tour” game due to her commitments to her college team, but it was still the third-best scoring performance for a 20-year-old in U.S. history, but just one point behind a then 20-year-old Julie Foudy and nine points behind a then 20-year-old Kristine Lilly … 2003: Earned her first eight full National Team caps in 2003, starting two matches … Youth National Teams: Scored one of the biggest goals in U.S. Women’s National Team history when she tallied in sudden death overtime of the 2002 U-19 Women’s World Championship Final against Canada to give the USA a 1-0 victory and the title at the first-ever FIFA world championship for youth women … Won the Bronze Boot as the third leading scorer in the tournament, scoring six goals, including the 109th minute strike that defeated Canada in front of almost 50,000 fans in Edmonton … Scored an amazing 24 goals in 26 full U-19 international matches … The captain of the USA’s 2002 CONCACAF Qualifying Team, she scored seven goals in three games in the tournament in T&T to help the USA qualify for the 2002 FIFA Under-19 Women’s World Championship … Has eight caps and four goals at the U-21 level, scoring two at the 2003 Nordic Cup in Denmark and two at the 2005 Nordic Cup in Sweden … One of the all-time leaders in full U-19 caps, she first appeared for the USA in international matches at the Varna Cup in Bulgaria in 2000, taking second place in that tournament and playing against Scotland, Urkaine, Moldova and Bulgaria … … Also played with the U.S. U-16 National in 1999 at the USYSA International Tournament in Orlando, Florida, facing Sweden, German and Japan and against Australia, China, Japan and Canada at the USYSA international tournament in Houston, Texas, in 2000 … First Appearance: Jan. 12, 2003, vs. Japan ... First Goal: Jan. 30, 2004 vs. Sweden (scored twice).

College / High School: Has her #25 jersey retired by UNC at halftime of men’s basketball game in February of 2006 … Captained the Tar Heels during her junior and senior year … Missed a few games at the beginning of her senior year recovering from a stress fracture in her shin, but went on score 15 goals and had 13 assists in 21 games, all starts, in helping lead UNC to a 23-1-1 record … Named Second-Team All-ACC … Finished her college career with 59 goals and 59 assists … Injured on Sept. 26 during her junior year at UNC, breaking her right fibula in a collision with the goalkeeper, but amazingly made her comeback Nov. 3 playing about 30 minutes against Maryland … Ended up playing in 14 games, starting 11, and scored five goals with four assists, helping UNC to a 20-1-2 record overall, the ACC regular season championship, a consensus No. 1 finish in all four national polls at the close of the regular season and the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament … Had one of the best sophomore years in NCAA history, scoring 23 goals with 27 assists (tops in the country) to tally the most points for any Tar Heel since Mia Hamm … Played a major role in leading UNC to a perfect 27-0-0 record and an NCAA Championship, scoring two goals with two assists in the NCAA title game … Was the top scorer in NCAA Division I in 2003 with 73 points … Led all scorers in the NCAA Tournament with 19 points on four goals and an NCAA Tournament record 11 assists … Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team … Had a four-goal game against Wake Forest and two other hat tricks … A First-Team NSCAA All-American and one of three finalists for the M.A.C. Hermann Award … Named First-Team All-ACC and the ACC Player of the Year … Nominated for the Honda Award as the NCAA’s top female soccer player … Had a spectacular freshman year for the UNC Tar Heels in 2002, leading the team in scoring with 16 goals and 15 assists for 27 points … She had five game-winning goals … Named the Soccer America Freshman of the Year … She was also the ACC Freshman of the Year and helped lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA Final Four, where she was named to the All-Tournament Team … Was a First-Team All-ACC selection … Attended Portage Central High School … A First-Team All-State, All-Region, All-District and All-Conference selection as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior … As a senior, she was named Miss Soccer for Michigan and was also the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year … Also selected to the Michigan Dream Team, the top-11 players in the state, as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior … Helped the Mustangs to the state titles as sophomore … An NSCAA All-American as a sophomore and Parade All-American as a junior and senior … A two-year captain at Portage, she was also the team MVP for three years.

Club: Played for the Michigan Hawks for three years, wining three state titles … The ’83 Hawks won the regional title at the Under-18 level in 2001, then won the national title, beating the San Diego Surf in the championship game, 2-1 … Named MVP of the U-18 National Championships and also won the Golden Boot as top scorer with six goals in three games … Helped the Michigan U-18s to back-to-back ODP National Championships, winning the Golden Boot in 2001.

Personal: Full name is Lindsay Ann Tarpley … Is engaged to BJ Snow … Hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan held a parade in her honor after the Olympics and gave her the key to the city … Also played basketball for Portage, playing four years of varsity point guard and earning All-Conference honors all four years … Named MVP of her hoops team all four years … Holds Portage record for most steals and assists in a game, season and career … Also captained the basketball team … Majoring in Communications at UNC and has a minor in exercise sports science … Made the ACC Academic Honor Roll after the Fall semester of 2005 and Spring of 2005 … Made the Dean’s list at UNC during Fall of 2005 … Had her soccer jersey #15 retired at Portage … Is a spokesperson for United Soccer Foundation which raises money for local Michigan soccer … Loves to shop, read and listen to music … Brother Chad played baseball for Western Michigan … Uncle bob played football for Iowa State … Fiancé BJ Snow won two NCAA soccer titles as a player at Indiana.

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Re: Lindsay Tarpley & Heather O'Reilly
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2007, 06:22:36 PM »
Wow! That's pretty comprehensive Stars&Stripes. I even know about Tarp's brother Chad and Uncle Bob now.  :D

Thanks  :)

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Re: Lindsay Tarpley & Heather O'Reilly
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2007, 12:05:31 AM »
Hey you wanted more! So there is more too know about her then that!