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Boyds, MD (August 3, 2017) – Former Washington Freedom and U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper Briana Scurry has been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2017, U.S. Soccer announced today.
Scurry, who played for the Freedom from 2009-2010, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and one-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion goalkeeper. Her career total of 173 international appearances is the second most among female soccer goalkeepers. In 2016, Scurry was named an Honorary Captain for the Washington Spirit, in recognition of her contributions as a mentor for current players and as an ambassador for women’s soccer in the Washington, D.C. area.
“The entire Washington Spirit organization would like to congratulate Briana on her incredible achievements and well deserved election into the National Soccer Hall of Fame,” said Spirit head coach and general manager Jim Gabarra. “We are grateful for all she has done for the game, both on the field and in the local and national soccer communities.”
“It’s a fantastic honor to be inducted to the Hall of Fame,” Scurry said in the official National Soccer Hall of Fame announcement. “I remember watching the Olympics on the couch with my parents at 8 years old, dreaming of becoming an Olympian myself. It was with their help – and that of my coaches, teammates, and countless others – that I was blessed to not only become an Olympian, but an Olympic and World Cup champion,” “Soccer had already given me so much more than I could possibly give back. Now, to be inducted alongside the likes of Michelle Akers, Mia Hamm, and Kristine Lilly – I am truly humbled. And though my mother and father have passed, I can feel their pride swell. Thank you for letting me play for you, and thank you all for this incredible honor.”