Former U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Briana Scurry was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday in Orlando.
Scurry, who didn’t start soccer until the age of 12, won the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991 and 1999. She won Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2004.
Scurry is currently the assistant coach for the Washington Spirit. She played in WUSA for the Atlanta Beat and WPS for the Washington Freedom.
“I define success in many ways. You have to have grit. You have to have heart. You have to have resilience. And it doesn’t hurt to have a little bit of luck. A Kristine Lilly on the left side of your post when you need it. And three angels,” she said in her induction speech, referring to friends and family.
— Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) February 11, 2018
Also on Saturday night, former U.S. women’s national team coach Tony DiCicco, who passed away in 2017, was posthumously honored with the 2018 Werner Fricker Builder Award.
“The Werner Fricker Award honors those who left a positive legacy on American soccer and no one embodies that more than Tony DiCicco,” U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said at the ceremony.
The award was accepted by his son, Anthony. “Rather than mourning the loss of Tony, we have sought all year to celebrate his contributions on and off the field,” he said.