Rose Lavelle to speak at 2020 sports awards show in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Soccer player Rose Lavelle, midfielder for the U.S. Women’s National Team and the Washington Spirit, will be the guest speaker at the fifth-annual 2020 Cincinnati.com Sports Awards.

The awards show on April 17 at Music Hall in Cincinnati will honor high school athletes from Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.

Lavelle was named to the 2019 FIFA FIFPRO World 11 after her performance in the 2019 World Cup and is currently nominated for the French Football Association’s women’s Ballon d’Or awarded to the best women’s soccer player.

Lavelle played soccer at Mount Notre Dame High School in Cincinnati and Cincinnati United Premier (CUP) before attending the University of Wisconsin. She joined the National Women’s Soccer League after graduating from Wisconsin in 2017 and currently plays for the Washington Spirit.