US Soccer Icon - 5x Women’s World Cup Player, 2x Women’s World Cup Winner, 4x US Olympian, 3x Gold Medalist
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$15,000 - $20,000
One of the most legendary players in the history of international soccer, Christie Pearce Rampone retired as a professional player in 2017 and currently works as a broadcast analyst for FOX Sports. Most recently, she was elected as a first ballot selection into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
A native of Point Pleasant, N.J., Pearce Rampone attended Monmouth University on a basketball scholarship and was their starting point guard. During her senior year, then U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Tony DiCicco called her into the U.S. WNT in January of 1997, just months after the USA had won its first Olympic gold medal. With nothing guaranteed, she chose to miss several basketball games for a shot at the National Team. A high-scoring forward for Monmouth, tallying 79 goals in her college career, DiCicco brought her into camp for a run at playing defender. After playing well in her first training camp in San Diego, she made the roster for a trip to Australia.
Pearce Rampone came off the bench in her first game, playing the second half, then started her second match. Aside from injuries and the birth of her two daughters (Rylie, born in September of 2005, and Reece, born in March of 2010), she was rarely out of the starting lineup for the next 19 years, starting in 272 of her 311 caps. She played 24,011 minutes in a U.S. uniform, second-most in U.S. history. Her 311 caps are the second highest total in the history of international soccer (Kristine Lilly), men or women.
Pearce Rampone was the captain of the U.S. WNT during two gold medal runs and one FIFA Women’s World Cup title. She played in 19 total Women’s World Cup matches, tied for sixth best all-time, and played in 22 Olympic matches, more than any U.S. player. During her tenure with the U.S. WNT, Pearce Rampone captained the USA on 113 occasions.
Pearce Rampone finishes as the U.S. WNT’s only four-time Olympian, a three-time Olympic gold medalist (2004, 2008, 2012) and an Olympic silver medalist (2000). She also finishes as a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, winning in 1999 and 2015, and is the eighth woman in U.S. history with two World Cup titles on her resume.
She and Kristine Lilly are the only two U.S. players to have played in five FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments. Pearce Rampone was a starter in seven of the nine world championships she played, serving as a reserve only in her first in 1999 and her last in 2015.
Pearce Rampone, who began her professional career in 2001, played in all three iterations of the U.S. professional leagues. She played for the New York Power in the Women’s United Soccer Association from 2001-03, played for Sky Blue FC and magicJack SC in Women’s Professional Soccer, and she then played for her home state Sky Blue FC in the National Women’s Soccer League from 2013-17.
During the 2009 inaugural season of Women’s Professional Soccer, Pearce Rampone took over as Sky Blue FC player/head coach for the final stretch of the season, leading the team to an improbable run to the WPS Championship.
Since hanging up her boots, Pearce Rampone has begun doing broadcast work for FOX Sports in its coverage of the U.S. WNT, and she is currently penning a book with renowned brain health expert Dr. Kristine Keane. Additionally, she conducts speaking engagements on a variety of topics throughout the country, and she also runs group training sessions through a series of soccer camps and clinics.
A CAPTAIN'S PERSPECTIVE
Christie Pearce Rampone was known to “lead by example” during her tenure as the Captain of the US Women’s National Soccer Team, taking the team to multiple world championships. She wasn’t the loudest person in the room and she wasn’t screaming all the time; she was the person that other players turned to, leading with steadiness and grace mixed with a whole lot of determination and passion. In this talk Pearce Rampone discusses the importance of compassionate leadership, finding the right roles on a team, and how each person contributes to the common goal, be it a starter or someone coming off the bench.
BE ALL IN
Discussing her new book Be All In: Raising Kids for Success in Sports and Life, co-authored with Dr. Kristine Keane, Christie Pearce Rampone shares practical, real world advice on how to handle the pressures felt by youth athletes, parents, and coaches today, and provide kids with their best shot at reaching their goals and dreams. Pearce Rampone weaves the lessons taught and learned on the youth sports field, the science behind brain health, and through her own professional athletic career, and apply them to life, both for best practices as an athlete, and as part of the corporate landscape.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Christie Pearce Rampone has always been on the go and while playing professionally she was on the road more than 200-250 days a year, but when she was HOME, she was completely present. Now that she’s retired she finds that you need to create balance and stability so that there isn’t disruption in the home for our family, but also remind them and yourself that it’s home that give you the opportunity to reset. Pearce Rampone also has Lyme disease, an autoimmune disease that she was diagnosed while still playing soccer professionally. She shares how nutrition plays a huge part in keeping the affects at bay, and how her gluten free diet allows her to live a healthier, happier life.
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