Biography:

Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé has been part of the Canadian Women’s Soccer program since 2002. She made her Olympic debut at Rio 2016 where she started five of six games, allowing just four goals, as Team Canada won the bronze medal.

Labbé was on the Canadian roster for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2011 and 2015 and helped Canada qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup with their silver medal at the 2018 CONCACAF Championship.

Labbé has represented Canada at two Pan American Games, winning silver at Santo Domingo 2003 before finishing fourth at Toronto 2015 where she started four of five matches.

With the under-20 national team, Labbé won gold and silver at the 2004 and 2006 CONCACAF Championships, respectively, and competed at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup both years.

Since making her senior national team debut in July 2008, Labbé helped Canada finish first at the 2011 Cyprus Women’s Cup and the 2016 Algarve Women’s Cup. She has made more than 55 international appearances.

Labbé played collegiate soccer for the University of Connecticut. In her senior year she had six clean sheets and was named the 2008 Big East Goalkeeper of the Year. Professionally, Labbé played for Swedish team KIF Orebro from 2009 to 2014, backstopping them to a second-place finish in the top division in her last season and earning a nomination for Goalkeeper of the Year. Labbé would go on to play for the NWSL’s Washington Spirit from 2016 to 2017, making 25 appearances and backstopping the Spirit to the championship game in 2016.

A little more about Stephanie… 

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…