Lori is one of the most decorated athletes to graduate from the Shoreline School District. While playing soccer at Shorewood High School she was named First Team All-WESCO League (1983-84) and to High School All America (1983). Lori also excelled in basketball, softball, and track and field at Shorewood High School. She placed third in the 4A State Track and Field Meet in the 400 meters.
After graduating high school, Lori continued her soccer dreams and was a two-time first-team All-American defender at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, she helped the undefeated Tar Heels win three NCAA titles. In 1985, she became the youngest player to make the first United State Soccer Federation Women’s National Team. She was the captain for three years and was the only member of the original 1985 squad who was still with the team in 1991, when the U.S. won the Women’s World Cup in China. She was also selected to Soccer America’s All-Decade Team in 1990. Lori played 39 games for the U.S. before retiring (1991).
Lori’s passion for soccer did not end with her retirement from the national team. She began her coaching career as an assistant at UNC-Greensboro, and later served four years as the first Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Ohio State, where she helped start the program.
Lori came back to her home state and earned a Master’s in Education from Seattle Pacific and became a teacher in the Shoreline School District (1999). She taught at Einstein Middle School in the Shoreline School District for five years before she moved to Kellogg Middle School in 2004, where she currently still teaches physical education and is the track and field coach. Lori is also an assistant coach for the Shorecrest High School girls soccer team.Beyond her athletic achievements, many view her as a leader and a role model who exhibited sportsmanship in every way. She gained respect for her attitude, effort and modesty. She is now a teacher, mentor, and coach for future generations in the Shoreline School District.