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Joanna Lohman, Professional Soccer Player

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Professional soccer player Joanna Lohman has played in the WUSA Festivals in both Minneapolis and Los Angeles in 2004, and was a member of the 2005 Freedom Reserves. She trained with USWNT during the 2004 Olympic Residency Training Camp, was a member of U21 U.S. national team from 2000-2005, captaining the squad from 2003-2004. She helped lead her U21 team to three Nordic Cup championships, earning MVP honors in 2002.

In college at Penn State, she scored 19 goals and had six assists her senior season, finishing her career at No. 5 in all-time goals scored (41), No. 2 in assists (37), No. 4 in points (114) and first with eight game-winning goals.

Among other honors, she was named Pennsylvania’s NCAA Woman of the Year in 2004, was a two-time M.A.C. Hermann Trophy finalist (2002-2003), a two-time Honda Sports Award Finalist (2002-2003), and a finalist for the Collegiate Women’s Sports Award for Women’s Soccer in 2003.

She was also a Big Ten Player of the Year in 2003, first four-time First Team All-Big Ten selection in Penn State history (2000-03), a three-time NSCAA All-American selection (2001-03), and a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American (2001-03), one of three recipients of Penn State’s Outstanding Senior Athlete Award. She was also the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2000.

Originally from Washington, DC, Lohman currently lives outside Philadelphia while she plays for the Philadelphia Independence soccer team.

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

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A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

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The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”

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Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.”

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The awakening to the mystery of life is a revolutionary event; in it an old world is destroyed so that a new and better one may take its place.”

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A man without a smiling face
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Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

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In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

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To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”

– Anna Pavlova

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

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I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

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The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

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To find what you seek in the road of life, leave no stone unturned.”

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When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.”

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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

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Never cut what you can untie.”

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Education is an admirable thing to have, but it is well to remember that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”

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The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

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Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

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Passion makes perfect.”

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We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

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The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”

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Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

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Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

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Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

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Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.”

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