Andi Sullivan is a United States Women’s National Team midfielder and plays for Washington Spirit in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Her talents were recognized at a young age. The youngest of four siblings has contributed to the U-15, U-17, U-20, and U-23 national teams.
At only 26 years old, she earned a spot on the soccer field due to her incredible talent and impressive performances.
Andi Sullivan Early Life
Andi Sullivan was born on December 20th, 1995, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and she has had great athletic influences ever since she was born.
Sullivan’s mom coaches and played soccer at college. Her dad was an all-American swimmer, and her sister played soccer at George Washington University.
Growing up, Sullivan played for both Bethesda Soccer Club and McLean Youth Soccer.
In 2013, at 17, Andi Sullivan was named the Youth Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Sullivan was a member of the United States team that won the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Guatemala, scoring two goals in three games.
In addition, the McLean Youth Soccer graduate was named the top college recruit by Top Drawer Soccer. TDS is a youth soccer-focused website launched in 2003 that focuses on academy soccer, high school soccer, and college soccer throughout America.
College Years Of Andi Sullivan
Andi Sullivan went to Stanford University for all four years of college. As a freshman, Sullivan started in 23 out of 24 matches for the Stanford Cardinals and continued to catch the eye after an impressive performance.
Sullivan made the All-Freshman First Team for Top Drawer Soccer, the Pac-12 First Team, and the NSCAA All-Pacific Region Second Team.
Additionally, the Stanford University student earned the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Award and was named National Freshman of the Year by Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer America.
Under 20 National Team
Andi Sullivan was your average American teenager – except she spent her winter break in the Cayman Islands holding stingrays and wearing the captain’s armband for the United States in the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship.
She was chosen for the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship roster. Despite being one of the youngest players on the team, the midfielder was chosen as a co-captain for that tournament.
The 17-year-old midfielder was the youngest player on the United States roster, a fact her teammates don’t let her forget.
Sullivan was willing to endure the pinches on her cheeks and be called the team’s baby.
Her experiences playing with the Bethesda SC Freedom since U-13 were instrumental in helping her reach this elite level at such an early age.
Best XI First Team
She played several positions and was the team’s most outstanding tournament player. The aggressive midfielder led to the United States earning a U-20 World Cup berth.
After her amazing performance, the Lorton, Virginia player was put on the United States U-20 Women’s World Cup Roster by coach Michelle French.
In the quarter-finals, the team was knocked out in a penalty shootout against North Korea.
During her sophomore year, Andi Sullivan started in all 23 games for the Staford Cardinals.
As part of the best XI first team, Sullivan scored five goals, three game-winners, and contributed with two assists.
Additionally, she finished the U-20 national team calendar year with five goals during 18 international matches.
As a junior, Sullivan led Stanford in the number of points (29), goals (11), and game-winning goals (4).
She earned the title of Pac-12 Player of the Year and additionally earned All-Pac-12 first-team honors for the third season in a row.
On October 19th, 2016, Sullivan had a call up to the USWNT senior national team. Impressing in the women’s national team camp, Sullivan started the match and won her first cap in a friendly against Switzerland.
After her performance, the Stanford student was named Player of the Match. During her second match with the team, the 5-foot, 7-inch midfielder tallied her first assist.
After playing two more senior team matches and contributing another assist on November 18th, 2016, Andi Sullivan tore her ACL during a college match against Santa Clara. She missed a large part of the season due to this knee injury.
In 2017, during her senior year of college, Sullivan scored three goals and contributed with six assists despite just recovering from her knee injury.
Her energy and determination helped lead Stanford to its second national championship. After being nominated in the prior two years, the youngest player on the USWNT roster was awarded the Hermann Trophy.
This is an annual award is given out by the Missouri Athletic Club to the top men’s and women’s college soccer players.
On October 19th, 2017, after fully recovering from her torn ACL, Andi returned to the national team in a friendly against South Korea.
2018 – Present
Sullivan earned her second call-up for the 23-player national team roster for the 2018 She Believes Cup. It was a dream come true as it was something the midfielder dreamed about from age 4.
She was added to the 35-player roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championships but missed the final 20-player roster.
In the 2018 NWSL college draft, Washington Spirit selected Sullivan as their number one draft pick.
Women’s National Team Camp
In 2019, head coach Jill Ellis added Andi Sullivan to the women’s national team camp roster. She was also put on the list of players for 2019 She Believes Cup.
On July 12th, 2020, while playing an NWSL match for the Washington Spirit, Sullivan suffered another serious knee injury in a game against Houston Dash.
She tore her medial meniscus and was out for the rest of that season.
Senior National Team For Andi Sullivan
In 2021, Sullivan appeared with the senior national team six times. She scored her first two international goals and tallied one assist.
The NWSL Rookie of the Year did not make the roster for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics, but she was one of the final players to be cut.
In July of 2022, Andi Sullivan played for the United States in the CONCACAF championship. In the final match, the US defeated Canada 1-0, which qualified them for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics.
2023 Women’s World Cup Roster
From a young age, Andi Sullivan has contributed to the United States national program while leaving a mark on the Stanford Cardinals and being a leader in the NWSL.
Being in the USWNT best XI first team, her career is far from over. The team at the History Of Soccer looks forward to seeing what she will do at the 2023 World Cup and beyond.
Andi Sullivan Stats, Facts, And Figures
Full Name: Andi Maureen Sullivan
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Martial Status: Married (Andi is married to Drew Skundrich. He is an American professional soccer player who currently plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer. They first met at Stanford University in 2014 and married in 2019)
College Playing Career:
- Stanford Cardinal 2014–2017
Total College Appearances: 87 matches (20 goals)
Professional Playing Career:
- Washington Spirit 2018 – current
National Team Playing Career:
- USWNT 2016 – current
- 2017: NCAA Women’s Soccer Champions
International Youth Team
- 2012: CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship
- 2014: CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship
International Senior Team
- 2018, 2020, and 2022: SheBelieves Cup Winners
- 2022: CONCACAF Women’s Championship Winners
- 2014: Pac-12 Freshman of the Year
- 2017: Hermann Trophy Winner
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