We often see soccer players getting rough on the pitch, but one such notable incident occurred in 2009. Elizabeth Lambert, the name that made headlines in every part of the world that year.
The match between BYU and New Mexico in the NCCA women’s soccer on November 5, 2009, became the most-viewed match of the season.
What did Elizabeth Lambert do?
Top seeds BYU faced fourth-seeded New Mexico in the NCCA women’s soccer tournament. The match transformed into a national tragedy due to its violence and rough play on the field.
Elizabeth Lambert’s video that went viral in 2009 showed the New Mexico junior player kicking, tackling, pushing, and punching her BYU opponent. She was even seen dragging one player, Kassidy Shumway, down to the field by her ponytail.
Anyone questioning Emre Can's comments, I present to you Elizabeth Lambert pic.twitter.com/QJXUFRd1Em
— Fint (@FintanC84) September 20, 2018
The video which received more than two million views in just three days elucidated the pugnacious play of Elizabeth Lambert.
She just got a yellow card in the 76th minute, apparently for tripping a player. The number of cynical fouls she committed in the game is just abysmal, as her other actions were ignored.
Elizabeth Lambert’s apology after the violent incident didn’t help her regain respect among fans
After this historic event unfolded into a national concern, Elizabeth didn’t take much time to apologize in front of the whole world. She did apologize, but all six million viewers saw what she did in that video.
In an interview with the New York Times, she said, “I take full responsibility for my actions and accept any punishment felt necessary. I am a female, and it made me feel more at ease than if it had been done by a male. It’s more expected for men to go out there and be rough. We’re still looked at as, oh, we kick the ball around and score a goal.”
“But it’s not. We train very hard to reach the highest level we can get to. The physical aspect may have increased over the years. I’m not saying it’s for the bad or that it’s been overly aggressive. It’s a game. Sports are physical.”
Furthermore, she added, “I look at it and I’m like, ‘That is not me.’ I have so much regret. I can’t believe I did that. I think the way the video came out; it did make me look like a monster. That’s not the type of player I am. I’m not just out there trying to hurt players. That’s taking away from the beauty of the game. And I would never want to do that.”
Did Elizabeth Lambert face any punishment?
As we all know, Elizabeth Lambert went mad in the Mountain West Conference Semi-Finals by attacking innocent BYU players. According to various reports, she was banned and suspended from all team activities.
Should be banned from playing, made an example of- like Elizabeth Lambert from University of New Mexico soccer player——-See GIF! pic.twitter.com/NUl7TDJs0D
— 🇺🇸ULTRA MAGA🇺🇸FJB🇺🇸LGB🇺🇸 (@LIB3RTYforALL) November 15, 2018
Elizabeth was eventually suspended for two games following her horrendous behavior in the semi-final match. She also wasn’t eligible to take part and return to the field until 2010. Lambert had been banned from every practice, game, and training session.
Where is Elizabeth Lambert in 2022?
It has been more than 13 years now since the famous incident unfolded in 2009. She’s been hiding from the cameras as she received a ban following the incident. She has also been absent on social media, as the last post she did on Facebook is dated back to November 18th, 2009.
Her act of rough play and dragging a player to the ground by her ponytail just attracted a yellow card from the referee. She has been implicated as one of the most violent and unsportsmanlike women in America after the incident.
Elizabeth Lambert’s exact location in 2022 is unknown to everyone. No one knows where she went after that incident, and no one has any idea what she is doing currently or where she lives.
Who is Elizabeth Lambert’s husband?
Elizabeth Lambert has been hiding since that terrible incident. She still hasn’t been seen for a long time now. As a result, not much information has been released publicly or is known to the public about her.
Does anyone have the real social media accounts of the Savage soccer player Elizabeth Lambert? I'm so in love right now.
— Garry Tonon (@Garry_Tonon) January 8, 2018
There had been speculation that she was married, but no information on her husband or marriage is known to us. Still, we don’t have any news on whether or not she has kids.
Unless and until Lambert makes herself available publicly, it’s unlikely that these details will be disclosed to the world. One could guess where Elizabeth Lambert currently is.