Chapman Named to Canadian Olympic Squad

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Chapman Named to Canadian Olympic Squad

Baton Rouge, La. – Former LSU soccer player Allysha Chapman was named to Canada’s 18 player Olympic roster on Wednesday morning. This will be Chapman’s second appearance at the Olympic Games as she also represented Canada in 2016 at the Rio Olympics.

Chapman was a member of the first Canadian Olympic team to capture back-to-back medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics as Canada secured bronze. This will be Chapman’s second appearance at the Olympics, and she has also represented Canada at two FIFA World Cups. Chapman owns 79 career appearances for Canada while earning starts in 62 of those matches on the backline as a defender. She has scored one goal and pitched in three assists from the backline for Canada during her international career. Chapman currently plays with the Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League and helped them win the Challenge Cup Title in July of 2020.

Canada will play their first game of the Olympics on July 21 as they face the host country, Japan. Two more group play matches will occur on July 24 (vs. Chile) and July 27 (vs. Great Britain) before elimination play begins. A total of eight out of the 12 teams competing at the Olympics will advance to the quarterfinals.

Chapman’s Career Capsule While at LSU (2009-11)
The most decorated defensive standout in the history of the LSU Soccer program … Earned All-SEC honors in each of her three seasons with the Tigers from 2009-11 … Earned back-to-back First-Team All-SEC selections in 2010 and 2011 after claiming Second-Team All-SEC honors in her first season with the team as a sophomore in 2009 … Became the first Tiger to be named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year with her performance as a senior in 2011 … Left the program as one of only five Tigers to earn three All-SEC honors in a career, joining the likes of Melissa Clarke, Ashley Mitnick, Chelsea Potts and Malorie Rutledge … Joined Rutledge as the only LSU Soccer players to earn at least two First-Team All-SEC honors in a career … Was also a three-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South Region performer, earning third-team honors in 2009 and 2010 and first-team accolades in 2011 … Started 66 of 67 career games in her three seasons with the Tigers … Helped guide the team to SEC West championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2009 and 2011 … Also helped lead the Tigers to a pair of runner-up finishes in the SEC season standings in those two years … Finished her career with one goal and seven assists for nine points on the offensive end of the field … An outstanding student who was a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Graduated from LSU in December 2011 with a degree in biology.