Karina is a retired Olympic bronze medalist and professional athlete who has the distinguished honor of being one of the longest serving soccer players in Canadian history. With a prestigious career that spanned almost 18 years at the international level, she participated in 5 FIFA World Cups and 2 Olympic Games, winning an Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games and making history for Canada. In her latest achievement, Karina was named to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020.
Since 2018, Karina has been the Head of Women’s Football for CONCACAF and its 41 countries. This has been the perfect position in connecting her passion with purpose, as she works to lead the confederation in seeing that football has the power to change young girls lives through the sport.
In addition to this, Karina is a Unicef Ambassador, a FIFA Legend and the President of the Karina LeBlanc foundation, a charity that mentors and provides scholarships to young women in sport. Recently Karina was named an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy.