Imagine life gives you everything a good career, a loving husband and imperishable fame and your life is going all smooth and sorted. Then you encounter a sudden bump and everything comes to a halt. What would you do? Would you surrender or fight back? Most of the people would leave hope and surrender themselves. But it wasn’t the case with the double Olympic winner Lauren Holiday. She had won a lot of tournaments for her country but this time it was a fight against her life. Would she be able to win it too?
Lauren Holiday, a famous name in the Soccer game is the native of Indianapolis, Indiana. She had started playing soccer from an early age after getting inspired by her brother. Up till she was 12, she used to play with boys and later she emerged out as a champion in girl’s soccer. Throughout her high school days, she had smashed goals on goals making everyone scared to be her opponent because they knew that they would lose for sure.
Joining The National Team
Soon her talent had become the talk of the town and everyone had started to notice her. She was praised for her skills and was offered to join soccer teams in and around the town. Especially certain national teams too offered her to play for the country while she was just in her high school. So in mid-year, she decided to join the national U-20 team.
This was the beginning of her glittering career with the national team. She won the gold twice at the Olympics in 2008 and 2012 and was also a runner-up in the year 2011 of the World Cup team. After winning several national awards, her career graph increased exponentially when she became a member of the 2011 World Cup team. Her life was going on perfectly smooth then what might have happened that her life changed forever?
Enrolling Into ULCA
Another achievement came her way when she got enrolled at UCLA. Soon after her enrollment at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) she was named the first-team All-American and NSCAA Freshman of the Year. In her sophomore year in 2007, she was the runner up of the women’s Hermann Trophy. Everything was going smooth and fine.
On 26th January’07, Lauren Holiday made her first appearance for the U.S women’s national soccer team against Germany. In Mexico, on April 14, 2007, she earned another cap by scoring a goal against Mexico. She also appeared in 3 games but as a substitute helping the U.S team to win gold at the tournament. And soon she became the second-leading scorer with 7 goals in 13 total matches. This was the time when her luck and hard work was paying off.
Love At First Sight
When her career graph was at its heights, love too knocked at her door. Jrue was her batchmate when she was at UCLA, both were pals and their common interest in soccer helped their friendship to grow. Neither of them was aware that this would work as an ice breaker. Soon these pals realized that this wasn’t just friends and they had fallen head over heels in love with each other.