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Full name  Alexandra Sahlen
Name  Alexandra Sahlen
Years  Team
Playing position  Defender
Height  1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)

Alexandra Sahlen
Date of birth  (1982-09-25) September 25, 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth  Williamsville, New York, United States

Alexandra "Alex" Sahlen (born September 25, 1982) is an American professional soccer player and entrepreneur. She played for the Western New York Flash of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and was also the club's president.


Early life

Sahlen was born and raised in Williamsville, New York, a small suburb of Buffalo.

Niagara University

Sahlen attended Niagara University from 2000–03 where she played for the Purple Eagles. She started 55 matches and completed her collegiate career with six goals and 10 assists, ranking 20th on the school's all-time scoring list. Sahlen helped guide the Purple Eagles to their first MAAC Championship appearance in 2003.

Rochester Ravens

Sahlen played with W-League club Rochester Ravens from 2005 until 2008, when a stress fracture in the first game of the season ruled her out of contention.

Western New York Flash

Along with husband Aaran Lines, Sahlen then founded a new professional W-League club, Buffalo Flash, in time for the 2009 season. Sahlen played for the Flash as they won the 2010 W-League championship and remained on the playing roster when the team changed its name to Western New York Flash and entered Women's Professional Soccer, claiming the 2011 WPS Championship.

Sahlen missed the 2014 NWSL season due being pregnant and was not on the Flash roster for the 2015 season.

Coaching career

Sahlen was assistant coach for the women's soccer team at her alma mater, Niagara University from 2004–2011.


Alexandra Sahlen Wikipedia

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