KT Tape, category leader in kinesiology taping products, announced the signing of soccer player Rose Lavelle as an athlete ambassador. Lavelle was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft and made her debut on the U.S. Women’s National Team in March 2017. A winner of multiple NCAA, NSCAA and conference competitive honors, she scored two goals over the course of her first seven appearances with the USWNT. Lavelle also played with the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team, during which time she was named MVP of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship.

“Rose brings a spark to the game with her highly technical play, and she will be someone to watch for years to come,” said Greg Venner, chief executive officer of KT Tape. “The U.S. Women’s National Team is a perennial powerhouse and we look forward to her contributions on the road to the Women’s World Cup in 2019 and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. We are excited to welcome Rose to the KT Tape family, and to continue to provide muscle support and pain relief to all players on and off the pitch.”

Lavelle joins the KT Tape team through 2020, and she has a goal of competing in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. She began her full-time professional career in 2017 after a strong collegiate showing at the University of Wisconsin. While at Wisconsin, she was a three-time All-American and a four-time first-team All-Big Ten selection. In her first year as a pro, she became the first rookie to win NWSL Player of the Month in her first month in the league.

“The next few years will be a great adventure for U.S. women’s soccer. I am excited for the journey and grateful to have KT Tape’s backing along the way,” said Lavelle. “KT Tape supports my muscles and provides pain relief, allowing me to continue to train and compete with confidence and to stay focused on my goals of playing in the World Cup and Olympic Games.”

Lavelle becomes the 16th athlete, and second soccer player along with All-Star Jozy Altidore, in KT Tape’s current ambassador lineup of top Olympic and Paralympic sport athletes. KT Tape’s commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic movements also includes supporting the U.S. Olympic Committee and relationships with six National Governing Bodies. Visit KTTape.com to learn more about each athlete ambassador and their journey.