Lisa Wrightsman

LISA WRIGHTSMAN is the director and founder of Street Soccer USA’s Sacramento Lady Salamanders, a nationwide non-profit that uses soccer to break the cycle of homelessness and domestic abuse. She started this program in 2010 and has since seen tremendous results and growth of the program as it has proven to successfully reverse the effects of addiction and domestic violence in 92% of team participants. Wrightsman was recognized in 2015, as one of Sacramento Business Journal’s top 40 Under 40 young professionals. She is a senior fellow of the Nehemiah Emerging Leader’s Program, which is a fellowship designed to advance and support outstanding civic and professional leaders. For the last four years she has coached the USA Women’s Street Soccer team at the Homeless World Cup. Most recently she was selected as a 2016 Change-Maker by TEDx Sacramento. Wrightsman earned a B.A. in communication with a concentration in digital video from California State University, Sacramento. She was a member of the University’s NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer team and currently holds multiple program records as well as recognition as a member of the All-Decade team. After college she played over five years of semi-professional soccer for the Elk Grove Pride. @lwrightsman

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