Kristine Lilly

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Kristine Lilly wearing #13 for the Boston Breakers

Kristine Marie Lilly Heavey (born July 22, 1971), née Kristine Marie Lilly, is a retired American soccer player. She last played professionally for Boston Breakers in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). She was a member of the United States women's national soccer team for 24 years. Lilly has won two World Cup Championships.[1] She is twice an Olympic gold medalist (1996 and 2004) and won an Olympic silver medal (2000).[2] Lilly is the most capped soccer player in the history of the sport. No other women's or men's player has done this. She gained her 352nd and final cap against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier in November 2010.[3] Lilly scored 130 goals for the United States women's national team. This placed her behind Mia Hamm's 158 goals and Abby Wambach's ongoing tally of 182.[4] On Feb. 14, 2015, Kristine Lilly was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.[3]

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  1. Daniel Clay (16 October 2014). "Kristine Lilly brings experience and dedication to Longhorn soccer". The Daily Texan/University of Texas at Austin. Archived from the original on 30 December 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  2. "BIO // Kristine Lilly". Texas Longhorns Soccer Camp. Retrieved 23 June 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. 3.0 3.1 Diane Scavuzzo (15 February 2015). "Kristine Lilly In Hall Of Fame". GOAL NATION. Archived from the original on 8 March 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  4. Alexander, Valerie. "World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport's Most Dominant Players: Women".