Kristine Lilly (2001-2003, 2009-2010)
Lilly is one of the most decorated players in international soccer history with 352 caps, more than any other female or male in U.S. Soccer history. A two-time World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist with the U.S. Women’s National Team, Lilly scored 130 goals with the National Team.
A native of Wilton, Conn., Lilly began her career as a Boston Breaker in 2001, when she was selected by the Breakers in the WUSA inaugural draft. captained the Breakers to the 2010 WPS Super Semifinals. In her two seasons with Boston, Lilly started in 42 of the 43 games she appeared in, logging 3,725 minutes). In those two years, she scored six goals and had six assists.
In 2001, her first season in WUSA, Lilly played every minute of all 21 games, scored three goals, and had a league-best 11 assists. The following season, she started all 19 matches and notched career highs in goals scored (8) and assists (13).
In her final WUSA season with the Breakers, Lilly started all 19 games, finished with three goals and four assists, led the Breakers to their first-ever playoff game, and was named First-Team All-WUSA for the third consecutive year.
Lilly was allocated to the Boston Breakers for the inaugural WPS season in 2009. She served as team captain for the Breakers in both 2009 and 2010. In two seasons with the WPS Breakers, Lilly played in 43 games (42 starts, 3,725 minutes) and scored six goals to go along with six assists.
Lilly played in her first U.S. Women’s National Team match on Aug. 3, 1987 and scored her first international goal 10 days later against China. Lilly was voted U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year twice (1993 and 2005). She scored her final and 130th international goal on May 22, 2010, in a game against Germany. Her final match with the U.S. came on Nov. 5, 2010, against Mexico.