Lori (Thomas) Khazen

lori-khazen-actionInducted 2006.  Ranked in Top 10 Goal Scorers in IHSA Soccer History. Class of 1995.

Many members of the Thomas family have found success on the soccer field for QND, but Lori (Thomas) Khazen also helped the girls program flourish when it was in its infancy.

Soccer had been offered to girls at QND for only two years when Khazen, a 1995 graduate of Notre Dame, joined the team as a freshman in 1992. She scored 31 goals as a freshman, followed by 39 as a sophomore, 43 as a junior and 26 as a senior. Her 139 career goals still ranks among the top 10 in the Illinois High School Association record book. She was all-sectional three times and all-state twice. Thomas also lettered three times in volleyball and was named to The Quincy Herald-Whig all-area team as a senior. She was QND’s scholar-athlete award winner as a senior.

At Washington University in St. Louis, Khazen was a four-time all-University Athletic Association selection and the conference’s player of the year in 1998. She was a four-time all-region pick. She ranks second all-time at the school with 71 goals, 38 assists and 108 points. She holds single-season records for goals, assists, points and game-winning goals. She also played semi-pro for the St. Louis Archers in the W-League of the United States Soccer League.

Khazen lives in Maryland Heights, Mo., with her husband, Pete. She runs her own athletic training practice in St. Louis, Khazen AthletiKare, and also is in her fifth season as an assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach for the Washington University’s women’s soccer team.

“With this induction, I am truly honored, following the footsteps of two brothers, Mark and Rollie, Jr. I am the youngest of seven in a long line of talented athletes born to Rollie, Sr. and Dee Thomas. I had the good fortune to be a spectator at all of my siblings’ soccer, football, basketball and baseball games, learning much along the way about sportsmanship, leadership and love of the game. My brother, Mark, has always truly been an idol for me, and I continue to try to emulate his passion for life, sport and family. I am forever grateful to my dear husband, Pete, my family, friends, teammates and coaches from CYO, QND, and Washington University for pushing me to be the woman, business owner, and coach I am today.”

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