Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Age: 31 (10/10/1986)
College: University of Connecticut
Last Club: KIF Örebro
Stephanie Labbé came to the Spirit ahead of the 2016 season after being a newly allocated Canadian Women’s National Team player. Labbé has appeared more than 20 times for the Canadian Women’s National Team, earning her first cap in 2008. She was a member of the Canadian 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup teams. She was the starting keeper for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and won a bronze medal with her Canadian team. Labbé has previously played club soccer for Piteå IF and KIF Örebro in Sweden. She is a University of Connecticut alum where she was named the Big East Goalkeeper of the Year in 2008.
Canadian National Team: she was 15 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2002 with coach Stuart Neely… won a silver medal with Canada at the XIV Pan American Games Santo Domingo 2003 after the team lost 1:2 a.e.t. to Brazil in the final… won a gold medal at the 2004 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Canada (Canada also qualified for Thailand 2004)… finished fifth with Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Thailand 2004… won a silver medal at the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Mexico… represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Russia 2006… she was 21 years old when she made her debut for Canada (27 July 2008)… an alternate for 2008 Beijing Olympic Summer Games…won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF championship / FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2011… finished first with Canada at the 2011 Cyprus Women’s Cup… represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011… missed the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 because of club commitments… finished second with Canada at the 2012 Cyprus Women’s Cup… finished sixth with Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015… finished fourth with Canada at the Pan American Games Toronto 2015…won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games where she was the starting keeper for all but one match
Professional: 2016: Started eight games for the Spirit and recorded five clean sheets Previous: Signed with Piteå IF in the Swedish Damallsvenskan in 2009… 2010 Piteå IF Swedish Division 1 Champions… 2009 Sweden North Player of the Year Winner… Played three years for Piteå IF before changing to KIF Örebro…2014 Goalkeeper of the Year Nominee… 2014 KIF Örebro/Swedish Damallsvenskan- Second Place.
College: Attended University of Connecticut…2008: NEWISA Senior Bowl Pick… Women’s Soccer News Net Player of the Year Nominee…Big East Goalkeeper of the Year… NEWISA All-New England First Team… NSCAA/ADIDAS All-Northeast Region Third Team…University of Connecticut Team Captain… M.A.C Hermann Trophy Award Watch List…Recorded a 1.03 GAA and 96 saves over 1,827 minutes in goal….Second Husky to receive the award of Goalkeeper of the Year and the first since 2002 when Maria Yatrakis won the award…Tallied six shutouts over 20 games including five in 11 league contests… Had the highest save percentage in the BIG EAST at .877. 2007: Started all 22 games and played every minute in goal for the Huskies during her junior season … finished season with a 14-6-2 record and a career best 0.61 goals against average … made 71 saves and allowed only 14 goals in just over 2058 minutes of action … collected 11 shutouts over the course of the year … recorded first career assist on game winning goal against Providence (Sept. 21) … After shutouts against USF (1-0 Sept. 28) and Marquette (5-0 Sept. 30), was named BIG EAST goalkeeper of the week (Oct. 1) … earned three shutouts in the NCAA tournament against first round foe Boston College (Nov. 16), in the second round against Wake Forest (Nov.18) and against third round opponent Stanford (Nov. 23) … named to the NEWISA All-New England first team, the Soccer Buzz All-Northeast Region first team and the NSCAA All-Northeast region first team. 2006: Appeared in 21 games last season and started 20 contests in a row … finished the season with a 10-7-4 overall record … posted a mere 0.96 goals against average … made 73 saves and allowed 20 goals in just over 1879 minutes logged … collected four individual shutouts and was part of a Husky team that recorded five straight blankings … posted a scoreless streak of 461:63 consecutive minutes over a six-game span … named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week (Oct. 16) … became the first goalkeeper since 2004 to hold BIG EAST foe Notre Dame scoreless in UConn’s 0-0 draw with the Irish (Oct. 13.) … named to the NEWISA All-New England Second Team at the conclusion of the season. 2005: Played in all 22 games of the season, starting nine….emerged as the top keeper in 2005 and played every minute of the last three games of the season … posted a 1.15 goals against average and a 4-3 record … made a total of 65 saves … played in 12 conference games, allowing only seven goals and stopping 32 shots … boasted a 0.85 GAA in league play.
High School: Played four years at Spruce Grove Composite High School.