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Wed, Dec 11, 2013
Tarpley Enjoys New-Look Soccer Team
Madison Native now one of the Team Leaders
By Rick Rietbrock
Lindsay Tarpley from Madison will be one of the stars on the U.S. women's soccer team in Beijing and you can expect big things from her. She helped the team win gold in Athens. "I've grown a lot," says Tarpley. "In athens I looked to the veterans for leadership and advice in a lot of aspects." Lindsay scored this goal in the gold medal game in '04 in Athens, which was the first score of the game. She likes how close this year's team is. "I think there's a great blend of youth and experience," says Tarpley. "The younger players look to the more experienced players and the experienced players look to the younger players." She knows her team U.S.A will be the team to beat in China. "There's always pressure," Tarpley says. If we can just focus on the things we can control, it'll be great.