Biography:

Stephanie Labbé has been part of the Canadian program since 2002. After winning silver at the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, she started four of Canada’s five matches at Toronto 2015 where the host nation finished fourth. With the under-20 team she won gold and silver at the 2004 and 2006 CONCACAF Championships. As a member of the senior team, Labbé has three Cyprus Cup Championships, a CONCACAF gold medal from 2010, and was on the roster for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2016 she helped Canada to a second place finish at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier, earning a spot in Rio, and was also part of the victorious squad at the Algarve Cup. In her Olympic debut at Rio 2016, Labbé started five of Canada’s six games, allowing just four goals en route to the bronze medal. Playing collegiately for the University of Connecticut, in her senior year she had six shutouts and was named the 2008 Big East Goalkeeper of the Year. As a junior she played every minute of the season for the Huskies, picking up 11 shutouts, including three at the NCAA Championships, and was named to the NSCAA All-Northeast First Team. Labbé most recently played professionally with Swedish club KIF Orebro, helping them to a second place finish in the top division as one of three nominees for Goalkeeper of the Year.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Gerard and Beverly… Older brother Kevin…Getting into the Sport: Started playing soccer at age 12… Grew up playing hockey (as a forward), basketball and soccer… Outside Interests: Earned Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development and Education from the University of Connecticut in 2009… Certified as a Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2013… Enjoys yoga and meditation… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Everything happens for a reason”… Always travels with her stuffed bear… Collects coasters and magnets from her travels…