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Kelley O’Hara

Category: Soccer, Women in Sports
Fee Range: $10,000 – $20,000

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Biography:

Sports Speaker Kelley O’Hara is a professional soccer player for the Sky Blue FC and a current member of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Kelley helped lead the U.S. to its first World Cup victory since 1999 in a rematch of the 2011 World Cup defeat at the hands of Japan. This time the United States got their revenge, defeating Japan 5-2. Kelley recorded her very first international goal in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament, scoring a brilliant goal against Germany in the team’s 2-0 semifinal victory. She has appeared in TV and print advertisements for Under Armour as well as a 2015 campaign promoting chocolate milk for the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board.

Kelley began her career playing college soccer for the Stanford Cardinal in 2006. In her freshman season, Sports Speaker Kelley O’Hara led the team with nine goals. Kelley’s senior season was one to remember: the forward posted 26 goals and 13 assists and was the recipient of the 2009 MAC Hermann Trophy, awarded to the best female soccer player in the country. While still in school, she suited up for the Pali Blues of the USL W-League, scoring four goals.

After college, Kelley was selected 3rd overall in the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer Draft by FC Gold Pride. Her addition to the team saw immediate dividends; the team finished first in the regular season and handily defeated the Philadelphia Independence in the WPS Championship. The team folded due to financial reasons following the season, and Kelley was subsequently signed by the Boston Breakers. Sports Speaker Kelley scored 10 goals over her two seasons with the club. After the WPS folded, Kelley joined the Sky Blue FC of the newly founded National Women’s Soccer League in 2013.

International play was very familiar to Kelley prior to the team’s 2015 World Cup victory. She began playing for the U.S. in 2005 for the U-20 team, scoring 24 goals in her 35 U-20 caps. In 2009, Kelley was called up to train with the senior national team. She made her first appearance in a friendly against Mexico in 2010. She was on the roster for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and helped lead the United States to a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics.

Sports Speaker Kelley O’Hara is available for personal appearances at your upcoming corporate conference, event or fundraiser.