February 27, 2012
Lilly is a candidate for U.S. Olympic Hall
Former U.S. Women's National Team standout Kristine Lilly, who has won three Olympic gold medals, is one 28 finalists for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, it was announced on Monday.
|Kristine Lilly is a finalist for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
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Lilly, 40, performed on two gold-medal winning sides (1996 and 2004) and a silver-medal team (2000).
She has played more international matches (352) than any man or woman on the planet, scoring 130 goals. Lilly also participated in five Women's World Cups, winning twice (1991 and 1999) and finishing third three times (1995, 2003 and 2007).
The nominee list consists of 18 Olympic athletes, five Paralympic athletes and five teams.
The public can vote for its preferred candidates and teams by visiting a dedicated voting portal at TeamUSA.org/halloffame. Voters will be allowed to vote once per day, per category, through April 9.
Once voting closes, the public vote totals will be added to the vote totals of Olympians, Paralympians and U.S. Olympic Family members to determine the six Olympians, one Paralympian and one team that will make up the 2012 class. The U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame will be announced in May and inducted during an induction ceremony at the Harris Theater in Chicago, Ill. on July 12.
Greg Barton, canoe/kayak
Valerie Brisco, track & field
Gail Devers, track & field
Anne Donovan, basketball
Lisa Fernandez, softball
Gretchen Fraser, alpine skiing
Cammi Granato, ice hockey
Gary Hall, Jr., swimming
Bill Koch, cross country skiing
Kristine Lilly, soccer
Dan O'Brien, track & field
Darrell Pace, archery
Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, synchronized swimming
Terry Schroeder, water polo
John Smith, wrestling
Dawn Staley, basketball
William Steinkraus, equestrian
Jenny Thompson, swimming
Jean Driscoll, track & field
Sharon Hedrick, track & field
David Larson, track & field
Jim Mastro, goalball, judo, track & field, wrestling
Tony Volpentest, track & field
1976 women's swimming 4x100m freestyle relay
1988 men's volleyball
1996 women's basketball
1998 women's ice hockey
2004 women's softball