The first Kristine Lilly appearance as national team member was in 1987, when USA played against China. She is still the USA’s and world’s all-time appearance leader, having played 340 career games.
Back in high school, Lilly captained Wilton High School in her junior and senior years, leading the team to a state title as a freshman, sophomore, and senior. When she entered college, she was twice named the Offensive MVP of the NCAA Championships – in 1989 and 1990. She was named to Soccer America’s College Team of the Decade for the 1990s. Lilly was also a recipient of the Herman Trophy and the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year Award, as well as finalist for the Broderick Award in 1991. She was a four-time First-Team NSCAA All-American and also a four-time First-Team All-ACC and All-South selection in 1989 and 1992. As a senior, she was UNC’s Athlete of the Year and led her team to four NCAA titles from 1989 to 1992. Lilly had her UNC jersey number 15 retired in 1994.
Lilly was member of the gold medal-winning team at the 1998 Goodwill Games. She was also a member of the Olympic Team that captured the gold in 1996 and 2004, and the silver in 2000.
Aside from setting the world records for most caps made, male or female, in 1998 and 1999, Lilly was also three-time US Soccer’s Female Athlete of the Year, US Soccer’s 1993 Chevrolet Female Athlete of the Year, and was named to Soccer America’s College Team of the Decade for the 1990s. As a 20-year-old, she was a member of the team that won the title at the first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in China in 1991. Lilly was also a founding player in the WUSA for the Boston Breakers and became three-time First-Team All-WUSA.
**Kristine Lilly Speaker**
Off the field, Kristine Lilly gives inspirational speeches. She has been invited to speak to kids about the importance of teamwork, as well as health and exercise. She has participated in charity works for Children’s Hospital in Boston, Danbury Hospital’s Living Well Series, and Read Across America. Lilly also played in the Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer challenge, a fundraiser game for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Mia Hamm Foundation. Lilly’s spectacular soccer career, as well as her selfless deeds, always inspire her audience anytime an event features a Kristine Lilly speaker appearance.
**Kristine Lilly Appearance**
Lilly was the only US player named to the FIFA All-Tournament Team after the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup and is the only US player to appear in every Women’s World Cup and Olympic match the USA has ever played. She also promotes her very own awards, The Lilly Awards, which honors extraordinary women from the state of Connecticut and helps to raise money and awareness about the Special Olympics. The Lilly Awards is held once a year, allowing the soccer superstar to meet the great people who share her desire and passion for sports. With her efforts to help and inspire others, Lilly herself is worthy of an award, as well as an appearance at your next corporate function. Let TSE Speakers oversee Kristine Lilly appearance negotiations with her agent on your company’s behalf and let her tell you (and your company) her exceptional story in person.
**Kristine Lilly Endorsement**
Aside from partnering with big brands and companies such as Headrush, Adidas, Zucol, Gatorade, and Orases Consulting Corporation, Kristine has received recognition through the efforts of her hometown. Connecticut has dedicated a day to her and honored her with a parade after she won the gold medal at the Olympics. The road sign entering her town reads, “Welcome to Wilton: Hometown of Olympic gold medalist Kristine Lilly.” Following the Women’s World Cup victory, the Wilton High School soccer field was named after her. Lilly also runs the Kristine Lilly Soccer Academy every summer in Wilton. Connecticut’s pride, the youth’s role model, and USA soccer’s “Iron Woman”—Lilly is everywhere, making a Kristine Lilly endorsement a valuable publicity tool for your company’s products and services.
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