Kristine Lilly's Top 10 Greatest Achievements
Of course, there have been far more than 10 list-worthy achievements in Kristine Lilly’s career, but ussoccer.com picked 10 that have helped define her career.
Jan. 12, 2006
August, 2003 – Lilly is named First-Team All-WUSA, the only player to earn First-Team all league honors in all three WUSA seasons.
August, 1995 – Lilly plays professional indoor soccer with the Washington Warthogs of the MISL, becoming the first women to play on a men’s professional team.
December, 1991 – Lilly wins the Hermann Trophy and Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year awards despite missing the playoffs and NCAA Final Four to play in 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
October, 2004 – After winning her second Olympic gold medal, her hometown of Wilton, Conn., names a street after her…Kristine Lilly Way.
December, 2005 – Lilly is named U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year, 12 years after winning the award for the first time in 1993.
March 9, 2005 – Lilly becomes captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team as the USA defeats France, 1-0, at the Algarve Cup.
May 21, 1998 – Lilly becomes the most capped female player in the history of the world, passing Heidi Stoere of Norway, when she plays in her 152nd game against Japan in Kobe.
Oct. 10, 2004 – Lilly becomes the fifth player in world history to score 100 career international goals, tallying against New Zealand in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Aug. 26, 2004 – Lilly starts her 40th consecutive match in a world championship for the United States in the USA’s 2-1 victory over Brazil to win the Olympic gold medal.
TBD – Lilly plays in her 300th match, the only player in the history of international soccer, men or women, to do so.