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Lorrie Fair      

Former Member of the World Cup Champion U.S. Soccer Team

Over the span of ten years, Lorraine Ming "Lorrie" Fair was a part of one World Cup Team and three Olympic teams, retiring from international play in 2005.

Her twin sister, Veronica (Ronnie) Ching Fair, was also a member of the national team, and when Ronnie was called in to participate in a game against England on May 9, 1997 at San Jose, California, it became the first time a pair of sisters played together in national team game for any country.

Lorrie and Ronnie both participated on Los Altos High School's female soccer team in Los Altos, California, where they grew up. While Ronnie chose Stanford to go to college, Lorrie decided on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill instead, but not before being a two time NSCAA all American and Parade magazine all-American. At UNC, she was picked as one of Soccer America s freshmen of the year, and she helped lead UNC to the 1996 NCAA championship.

Lorraine Ming Fair joined the Under 20 national team in 1994, playing, among other events, in the Nordic Cup. In 1995, she was a member of the West Team at the US Olympic Festival, and she started practicing for the National team. She impressed so much during practice that she was named an alternate for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games team that won the Gold. Soon after, she was able to make her debut in the team as an official player.

In 1999, Fair helped take the team to that year's FIFA Women's World Cup.

She is no longer a member of the Women's national soccer team.

Since 2008, Fair has worked with several projects, such as Charlize Theron's Africa Outreach Project and her own Kickabout Africa 2010 project, to promote development efforts in Africa.

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Fair Game
2003

News


Sitting Down with Olympian Lorrie Fair: Reflections on Afghanistan

"It takes courage to pick up a soccer ball and play despite the possibility of threats or harm to themselves or their families. They have done just that and they ...

Afghan Women Make Their Mark On The Soccer Field : NPR

Former U.S. Olympic soccer player Lorrie Fair (in blue sweats) holds a recent clinic for the Afghan women's soccer team at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

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