Lindsay Tarpley was raised in Kalamazoo Michigan and is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. Lindsay has had success at every level of her soccer career from USA Youth National Teams to the full Women’s National Team. In 2002, she captained and led the U-19 USA women to a World Cup championship scoring the “golden goal” in double overtime in the final game. She attended the University of North Carolina where she led her team to a 2003 NCAA National Championship, was voted freshman of the year in 2002, National Player of the Year in 2003, and was honored with the retirement of her UNC jersey upon graduation.
At the age of 20, Lindsay scored the first goal in the 2004 Olympic Gold Medal Game against Brazil, helping the USA team to win Gold. Lindsay also played an important role in 2008 Beijing Olympics again taking the Gold Medal home.
In 2007, Lindsay represented the USA in the Women’s World Cup in China where they won Bronze. She was also honored by ESPN Rise as the High School Player of the Decade (2000’s).
Unfortunately, in 2011 during a World Cup send-off game, Lindsay suffered a career ending knee-injury. Her focus now is raising a wonderful son and daughter, where she passes on her love of sports, training, and discipline and, of course, proper nutrition including the role of dairy products daily.