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Player Profile: Aubrey Bledsoe

Updated: Aug 29

Aubrey Bledsoe was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 20th, 1991. Goalkeeper for the Washington Spirit and Sydney FC in the Australian W-League, Bledsoe is a Wake Forest alum. A former Demon Deacon, she holds the Wake Forest career record for shutouts, goals against average, games played and started, and minutes played in goal. Bledsoe has been recognized for her talents as early as her freshman year of college in which she started every game, a rarity for a first year goalkeeper. Despite these achievements ranging from record-breaking seasons to award winning performances, Bledsoe has yet to earn a cap for the USWNT, much to the chagrin of anyone who has ever seen her play. In October, 2019, Bledsoe received her first call-up to the USWNT, but has not broken onto the team.

Bledsoe has a significant aerial presence, is vocal, and good with her feet, these talents have earned her many accolades including NWSL Goalkeeper in 2019, and a W-League Championship with Sydney FC in 2019.

The starting goalkeeper for the Spirit, Bledsoe has been exposed to the game in many environments, as far as Australia and Denmark and as close to home as New Jersey and Florida, further expanding her knowledge of the game. Interestingly enough, Bledsoe has a twin sister, Amber, who played as a goalkeeper at Brown University.

Watch Bledsoe and her teammates in the Spirit's next game against Sky Blue FC on Saturday, July 18th at 12:30pm EST on CBS All Access.


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