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World Cup Women’s Soccer Stars to Visit Princeton Thursday

Julie Foudy
Julie Foudy

The Princeton Varsity Club, the booster club for Princeton University sports, is hosting women’s soccer greats Julie Foudy and Kristine Lilly at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 in McCosh 50.

Foudy and Lilly, two of the greatest players in U.S. women’s soccer history, are both two-time World Cup soccer champions (1991 and 1999) and two-time Olympic gold medalists (1996 and 2004).

Kristine Lilly
Kristine Lilly

Lilly currently runs the Kristine Lilly Soccer Academy and the Team First Soccer Academy with former teammates Mia Hamm and Tisha Venturini-Hoch. She also serves as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Texas. Foudy currently works for ESPN as a features reporter and soccer analyst. She also founded The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy for girls ages 12-18.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature opening remarks from both speakers, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Princeton University Director of Athletics Mollie Marcoux. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session. The event is part of the Jake McCandless ’51 Princeton Varsity Club Speaker Series.

Krystal Knapp

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