Boyds, Md. (3/25/19) – The United States Soccer Federation released the 2019 National Soccer Hall of Fame nomination list Wednesday afternoon, which featured former Washington Spirit midfielder and current Strength/Fitness coach for the Spirit Development Academy – Virginia Lori Lindsey. It is Lindsey’s second nomination after first appearing on the list in 2018.
Players that have been nominated are separated into three categories, those being: veterans, players, and builders. Lindsey, along with 44 other former players, were included in the players category.
Lindsey, a midfielder who was a member of the United States team at the 2011 Women’s World Cup, competed in different United States leagues for over a decade. During her time as a pro, Lindsey played for the Washington Freedom in the WUSA for one season, in the WPS for three, and two seasons with the Washington Spirit in the NWSL. Lindsey was a WPS all-star selection in 2010.
In addition, Lindsey played seven seasons in the W-League, one season in the Women’s Premier Soccer League and two seasons in the Australian first division.
Lindsey’s competitive career spanned 18 years, beginning in 1997 with the Indiana Blaze of the W-League, and ending in 2015 with Australian W-League side Canberra United. During Lindsey’s seven American first-division seasons, she played 133 regular-season games and four playoff games.
Lindsey, also a national team staple, made 31 appearances for the United States between 2005 and 2013. These included three World Cup qualifiers in 2010 and one game at the 2011 Women’s World Cup. From the central midfield, Lindsey lead the national team in assists in 2010.
Voting has already begun and will run through Monday, April 1 for the Player, Veteran Player and Builder categories. The results of the voting will be announced at a later date.