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Cincinnati's Rose Lavelle Named To USA World Cup Roster

Forward Rose Lavelle speaking with media ahead of the USA's September 2017 match against New Zealand at Nippert Stadium.
Tana Weingartner
Forward Rose Lavelle speaking with media ahead of the USA's September 2017 match against New Zealand at Nippert Stadium.

A Cincinnati native is heading to France this summer to play in the Women's World Cup. Rose Lavelle is among the 23 women named to the roster for the June tournament.

This is Lavelle's first World Cup. She graduated from Mount Notre Dame High School and was the number one NWSL draft pick in 2017. She currently is a midfielder with the NWSL's Washington Spirit.

Reacting to the call up, Lavelle wrote on Instagram, "So grateful for everyone who helped me get here and so proud to represent this country.

"Rose's attributes are her technical proficiency," U.S. Soccer Head Coach Jill Ellis said of Lavelle in 2017. "She's very good on the ball, very good at separating, reads the game exceptionally well, is a good passer of the ball."

The USA's first game is June 11 against Thailand.

About Lavelle

Lavelle was a standout player at Mount Notre Dame and set a program record at the University of Wisconsin, becoming a three-time All-American.

A mainstay in the Youth National Team system, Lavelle was first called up to the full U.S. Women's National Team in 2017. She made her first appearance and start March 4, 2017, against England. Her first goal for the Red, White & Blue came against Russia a month later on April 9, 2017.

She has made 24 national team appearances, scoring six goals.

Click below to watch a U.S. Soccer video about Rose Lavelle's journey to the Women's World Cup.

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Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Most recently, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and a regional Murrow Award. She served on the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2007 - 2009.