Mariah Lee, international soccer star, joins the Soccer Resilience® team. She credits her success both on and off the pitch to resiliency. Mariah hopes to use her own experiences to equip footballers with the mental skills that are fundamental to winning in life!
Mariah Lee is a professional soccer player with a long list of international experience. Currently, she is a forward for Danish club FC Nordsjaelland, which competes in the highest women’s league in Denmark. Prior to Nordsjaelland, Lee played for Scottish-side Celtic FC, the NWSL’s OL Reign, and UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifier, FF Lugano of Switzerland.
The Seattle native is a Stanford University and Wake Forest School of Business graduate. She won three Pac-12 titles and an NCAA National Championship with the Cardinal while pursuing a degree in history before playing her final year of eligibility at Wake Forest. Mariah made an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance with the Demon Deacons and completed the requirements for a master’s of science in Management.
Mariah is also a freelance writer who has written about several of the trials she’s faced over the years in her blog series “Soccer, She Wrote.” Mariah contributes her distinguished soccer career to mental resilience as she’s had to overcome season-ending knee injuries, limited playing time, unfair referring, unliveable conditions and wages, sexism, racism, and more.
“Sports are a microcosom of life. The mental resilience I’ve gained through sports has helped me attack challenges in all areas of my life. I can’t wait to help others sharpen thier mental tools and become more confident and fearless players and people.”