Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lady Salamander National, Lisa Wrightsman, Sacramento, CA (Striker)

Lisa, left, in action. (Rich Qualters)

Lisa Wrightsman, Sacramento, CA (Striker)

Lisa Wrightsman survived cancer as a child. She played college and semi-professional soccer until drug and alcohol addiction overtook her life. She is now 10 months sober and was the National Women's Player Of the Tournament at the SSUSA Cup in Washington, DC. She has been featured in the local media and in the New York Times. In 2010 Lisa hopes to coach the Sacramento Women's team.  She has personality and presence that would win over anyone in a heartbeat. She even shaved her head in a Mohawk just to bond with her male teammates from Sacramento.

 Lisa has said that getting sober and back onto the soccer field had been “the toughest thing she has ever done,” including beating cancer. “I’ve worked harder for this anything I ever have in my life.”


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