Building Lives Beyond Borders
Afghanistan Women's National Team Coaches Haley Carter (left) and Kelly Lindsey
To anyone walking down the street, Haley Carter might seem like any other normal mom living in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. Some may recognize her as a former NWSL goalkeeper for the Houston Dash, but what most people don’t know is that she is also a United States Naval Academy Graduate, United States Marine Corps veteran, and now the Assistant Coach for the Afghanistan Women’s National Soccer team.
Needless to say, she is anything but ‘normal'. Carter has dedicated her life to soccer and service, finding a way to combine the two at almost every turn of her adult life.
“Don’t get me wrong, I love coaching and competition, but over the years I’ve learned that the sport of soccer is so much more than a game,” said Carter. “It’s a vehicle to do good things in the world.”