SoccerToday Player Spotlight
Lindsey Huie is an amazing woman. A 4 Time Hall of Famer and 4 Time All-American, this mother of 5 kids coaches 5 youth soccer teams at CD Slammers and is a midfielder on LA Galaxy OC Women‘s team that competes in the United Women’s Soccer (UWS).
Player, Youth Soccer Coach & Mother to 5
The best part? She is totally undaunted by her huge role in
“I am the oldest on the team, and at 36-years-old, I am way past my prime but I believe in myself.
I am living role model and I am not afraid to embrace itLindsey Huie
A force on the field, Huie is incredibly sharp and has a great vision. When watching LA Galaxy OC Women team play, Huie’s intelligence and experience stand out, not her years on the field.
LA Galaxy OC Women’s Head Coach Scott Juniper is proud of the team he has assembled this season. “The highly accomplished Lindsey Huie is on our roster — Huie played for the U.S. Women’s National Team and earned her first cap with the senior squad at the 2005 Algarve Cup. This University of Portland grad was an All-America midfielder multiple times and we are very proud to have her on our team.”
I have always had a lot of struggles and my shin guards
“Every obstacle is an opportunity — and, I believe you have to have
“I bring a lot of experience and I work really hard when I am on the field. My ability to read the game is innate.”Lindsey Huie also coaches youth soccer at the Slammers
“Before joining LA Galaxy OC Women, the last time I played in a competitive game was the DI Championship against UCLA. We, the University of Portland, blew them away in the Final,” said Huie. “LA Galaxy OC Women have been totally welcoming and Coach Scott is the perfect blend of competitive yet still warm and friendly — and, I love his accent.”
“Our coach is always looking out for the best interest of the team and he is very transparent,” said Huie who appreciates the team’s professional environment. “Scott is very selective, he highlights our strengths and really believes in us.”
As a collegiate player, Huie was coached by Clive Charles, former head coach of the University of Portland. Charles left an indelible mark on many of his players and Huie credits him with shepherding her career while she was on the U.S. Women’s National Team.
“I was cut from the U.S. National team after 11 minutes on the field, and it took me three years to get back on the team — and in those three years, I grew as a person and as a player,” said Huie. “Clive coached me at college during my stint on the National
Life is not always going to go your way. As my shinguards say, obstacles are opportunities.
“I was all soccer when I was growing up. I didn’t do birthday parties, I didn’t go to prom, and after he died, I was a bit curious what else was out there. I retired after we won the DI Championship, but am very happy to be back now with LA Galaxy OC Women.”
Huie, who loves coaching youth soccer believes that playing soccer teaches kids about integrity. “The life and the field are very much the same,” said Huie.
“There are many things you can’t control on the field, but you can always control your own work rate and attitude — just like in life.”
LA Galaxy OC Women’s Team is back home vs Queen City United This Sunday:
Huie wants to encourage everyone to come out to watch the LA Galaxy OC Women’s team play. “It is important that people come out and support the growth of the girls’ game. Soccer cannot continue to grow without the support of the community,” said Huie. “In the future, one of the 8-year-olds in the stands watching us play is going to be on the field and want the support of the fans. Coming out to a soccer match is good for the game.”
It is good for women’s soccer in general.
LA Galaxy OC Women’s Team is back home vs Queen City United this Sunday, 6/23 @ 5 PM and kids of
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