CHICAGO (Feb. 20, 2018) – U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Women’s National Team have announced the winner of the 2018 SheBelieves Hero contest ahead of the SheBelieves Cup. The contest aimed to find a girl between the ages of 13-17 that embodies the SheBelieves spirit.
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A panel of seven former U.S. Women’s National Team players narrowed down the field of submissions and selected the four finalists for the SheBelieves Hero™ contest. These finalists’ videos were then shared via social media and a poll was created for people to vote on who they believe best embodied the SheBelieves spirit.
Taking 44 percent of the votes, Hollis Belger was chosen as the 2018 SheBelieves Hero. As part of the prize, Belger will now travel to Harrison, New Jersey to watch the WNT take on France on March 4.
Liv Zeldin finished second, Holly Hunter third, and Lauren Sedewitz fourth.
Conceived and developed by U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Women’s National Team players, SheBelieves is a movement to inspire young girls and women and encourage them to accomplish their goals and dreams, athletic or otherwise. The campaign was originally launched in the run-up to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup but has since evolved and grown into a special bond between the team and its fans, taking its powerful message of empowerment into communities across the nation. Through dedication, teamwork, perseverance and success, U.S. WNT players inspire new generations of young girls and women to be better and strive for better; they inspire them to believe.
A SheBelieves Hero is a leader in their community, a confident and passionate individual who empowers others around her and is working to make a difference.