On the day WPS was put to rest permanently, remembering a brighter moment for the league.
In this Sept. 16, 2008 photo, Boston Breakers coach Tony DiCicco, left, stands with players Kristine Lilly, Angela Hucles and Heather Mitts, and Women’s Professional Soccer league commissioner Tonya Antonucci during the allocation draft in New York.
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Top 40 Athletes of the Title IX Era
#33 Kristine Lilly
Lilly retired in 2011 as the world’s all-time leader in appearances (352 caps). The three-time U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year finished with 130 international goals and 105 career assists, second only to Mia Hamm in national team history. Before becoming both the youngest and oldest player to record goals for the U.S. in a career that spanned four decades, Lilly helped the University of North Carolina to four consecutive national titles. In 1994, the Tar Heels retired her No. 15 jersey.
Remember when she was a brunette? And made crazy faces with Alex Scott when all Kristine Lilly wanted was a nice, normal team photo?
Side note: I really want to see this new red hair of hers.
Probably one of the best photos I’ve ever taken.