Name: Rachel Buehler
Sport: Soccer
Position: Defender
Height: 5’5”
Current Residence: Del Mar, Calif.
College: Stanford University '08, Human Biology (Pre-Med)

Olympic Experience:

  • 2008 Olympic Games, gold
  • 2012 Olympic Games, gold

Career Highlights:

  • Played extensively with the U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team (earning 17 U-21 caps), playing in the Nordic Cup in Sweden (2005), Norway (2006) and Finland (2007), while winning the title in 2005 and 2007
  • Was a starter for the USA in two FIFA youth world championships
  • Made her first WNT roster and debuted for the full team in March of 2008 at the Algarve Cup in Portugal, starting and playing the entire game against China
  • 2010, Started 17 matches and led the team in minutes played with 1,474, playing in the central defense and at outside back

Fun Facts: Nicknames are Rach, Buehles, Bue and, of course, the Buehldozer ... Father, Donald, who is a heart surgeon, was a member of Stanford’s water polo and wrestling teams ... Graduated pre-med with a degree in human biology ... She is one of 27 Buehlers to have attended Stanford ... Considers ladybugs her lucky charm

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