NKU Welcomes Local Soccer Star

Rose Lavelle


November 8, 2019— Northern Kentucky University invites the community to hear FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Cincinnati native Rose Lavelle on Nov. 14, 2019. Lavelle will share her experience during the U.S. Women’s National Team’s (USWNT) historic World Cup run.

A breakout star for the 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team, Lavelle helped lead the team to their fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup- setting a new record. With three goals in the tournament, she received many accolades, including the Bronze Ball. The Washington Spirit midfielder was also named a top footballer worldwide by the World Player Union this year. Lavelle made her first appearance for Team USA in 2017.

“I am so excited to come back to my home state and spend some time with the students, faculty and community at Northern Kentucky University. It is sure to be a fantastic evening,” said Lavelle.

NKU’s Activities Programming Board brings high-profile speakers to campus each fall to share different perspectives with students. Past speakers include “Queer Eye” Star and LGBTQ rights activist Karamo Brown; “Orange is the New Black” Actress and immigration activist Diane Guerrero and Full House Star and substance abuse speaker Jodi Sweeten.

“Through our speaker series, students have the opportunity to meet and learn from individuals who sometimes seem outside their reach,” said Tiffany Mayse, director of Student Engagement at NKU. “Each speaker represents various backgrounds and identities, which allows students to learn more about prevalent issues in society they might not have known existed.”

  • What: Rose Lavelle: Activities Programming Board Speaker Series
  • When: Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Eva G. Farris Auditorium, MEP 200

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry. To sign up for a ticket to hear Rose Lavelle’s presentation, contact A.J. Miller or visit NKU’s Student Union Room 316.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit nku.edu.