Lisa De Vanna - Forward

Name: Lisa De Vanna
Pronunication: LEE-sah duh-VAN-uh
Position: Forward
Height: 5-3
Jersey number: 14
Date of birth: Nov.14, 1984
Age: 29
Hometown: Perth, Australia
Citizenship: Australia
Last club: Sky Blue FC
How acquired: Acquired March 3, 2014 via trade with Sky Blue FC
Follow on Twitter: @L_Devanna11
 
In 2013: Scored six goals and tallied two assists in 17 games with Sky Blue FC during the National Women's Soccer League debut season ... Earned Player of the Week honors early June ... Started 16 of the 17 games she appeared in ... Helped lead Sky Blue FC to a 10-6-6 record and a spot in the NWSL playoffs ... In the fall of 2013, was named Female Footballer of the Year by the Football Federation of Australia and also was nominated for FIFA’s Puskas Award for goal of the year (a bicycle kick goal on June 5, 2013, against the Breakers), alongside the likes of Neymar, Zlatan Ibrahimović, and Nemanja Matic.
 
Linkoping FC: Starred for top-flight Swedish club Linkoping FC in 2012 ... Scored seven goals in 22 appearances, helping to lead club to third-place finish.
 
Westfield W-League: Won the 2013/14 Grand Final with the Melbourne Victory in Australia's top-flight league ... Her 38th-minute strike in the Feb. 23, 2014 Grand Final vs. Brisbane held up as the game-winner ... Scored eight goals in 14 games for Melbourne in 2013/14 ... Previously played for Perth Glory, Newcastle Jets, and the Brisbane Roar. In six W-League seasons, has scored 26 goals ... Won two W-League Grand Finals, (2013/14 with Melbourne and 2010/11 with Brisbane).
 
Women's Professional Soccer: Played three years in WPS ... Began her career with the Washington Freedom and played two years (2009, 2010) with the Maryland-based club ... In 2011, played for Florida-based magicJack ... In three WPS seasons, scored 12 goals in 35 games ... Was the No. 18 overall selection in the 2008 WPS International Draft
 
International: Capped 82 times by the Australian Women’s National Team since her senior team debut in 2004 ... Has scored 31 goals for “The Matilidas” during her international career and has played in two FIFA Women’s World Cups (2007 and 2011) and one Olympics (Athens, 2004) ...Won the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Championship ... In 2007, was nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year.
 
Personal: Born in Perth, Australia ... Raised in Fremantle, 30 minutes southwest of Perth.

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