April 30, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin women's soccer incoming freshman Rose Lavelle has had a busy off-season as she prepares for her freshman campaign at UW. After numerous national team camps and player of the year awards, Lavelle has another honor to add to her list: sports woman of the year.
Lavelle was recently named the High School Sports Woman of the Year by the Greater Ohio/Northern Kentucky Women's Sports Association.
Among the 10 finalists who flourished in their respective varsity sport in the Greater Ohio/Northern Kentucky area, Lavelle was regarded as the top female athlete, garnering the honor during a spring awards banquet.
In February, Lavelle was named to the 2013 U.S. U-20 Women's National Team and traveled to La Manga, Spain, for the 12 Nations tournament in March.
The Cincinnati, Ohio, native was the first UW player to be named to a U.S. National Team during the Paula Wilkins era.
Lavelle was named the Cincinnati Player of the Year by The Cincinnati Enquirer this past season after netting 15 goals and totaling 38 points. Lavelle finished her career as the school's all-time leading goal scorer (57), earning NSCAA all-region and first-team all-state honors.