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June 7, 2024 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)
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Indy Eleven midfielder Cam Lindley
Indy Eleven midfielder Cam Lindley
(Indy Eleven)

Growing up in Carmel, Indiana, Cam Lindley never had a different address. He was born at the hospital on 86th Street, the only one in the area at the time and the same one his now wife Olivia was born, and started playing soccer with the Carmel Dads’ Club when he was just- three years old.

He attended King of Glory Preschool, Pilgram Lutheran, Woodbrook Elementary, Clay Middle School, Carmel High School and, finally, Guerin Catholic.

The Early Years
Lindley always knew he was going to play soccer. His parents, aunt and uncle all played collegiately and his sister, Cassidy, who was a member of Indy Eleven’s USL W League National Championship squad, followed suit as well.

In his words it was, “You’re doing this.”

From Carmel Dads’ Club, Cam went on to play for Carmel’s original youth club, Carmel United, at Shelborne Fields on the west side of Carmel. He continued when the club was changed to Indiana Fire and, outside of the year and a half stint he trained and played in Chicago where the side won a National Championship, he continued with those Carmel clubs all the way up until he signed with the University of North Carolina.

He was Carmel, Indiana, through and through.

In the final two years of his prep career, Lindley was ranked as the No. 1 player in the 2016 class by College Soccer News and was a five-star prospect according to Top Drawer Soccer. In 2015, he was named an NSCAA All-American and the NSCAA Youth Boys’ National Player of the Year.

His life was full of consistency from his youth playing days and similarly through his two years at UNC, and much of that consistency was right up the road from Indianapolis. However, his decision to enter the professional ranks in the spring of 2018 would lead to anything but the familiar for the next nearly five years.

Life as a Tar Heel
Just like he knew he was going to play soccer at an early age, he also knew Carolina Blue was in his blood. His dad’s side of the family is all from Greensboro and dad was a huge Carolina basketball fan growing up.

“I always wanted to go there as a kid and when I got the chance, I didn’t bat an eye,” Lindley said.

The success he saw in his early playing days continued in Chapel Hill. As a freshman, he earned second-team All-America accolades and was the ACC Freshman of the Year, helping lead the squad to the NCAA College Cup. With all the early…

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