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February 27, 2012
Lilly is a candidate for U.S. Olympic Hall

Kristine Lilly is a finalist for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
Kristine Lilly is a finalist for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
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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.

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 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.

Olympic finalists

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

Paralympic finalists

Jean Driscoll, track & field

Sharon Hedrick, track & field

David Larson, track & field

Jim Mastro, goalball, judo, track & field, wrestling

Tony Volpentest, track & field

Team finalists

1976 women's swimming 4x100m freestyle relay

1988 men's volleyball

1996 women's basketball

1998 women's ice hockey

2004 women's softball
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