Julie Foudy Elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame
Feb. 28, 2007
Los Angeles, Calif. - Stanford alum Julie Foudy has been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, as announced yesterday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Foudy, a U.S. Women's National Team star, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and two-time World Cup Champion was elected in the Player Category along with Mia Hamm. Foudy will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame at the 2007 Induction Ceremonies on Sunday, August 26th in Oneonta, NY.
Foudy was elected with 83.69% of the vote, having been selected on 118 ballots. Her Women's National Team career included serving as the team captain, following the retirement of Hall of Famer Carla Overbeck (Class of 2006), from 2000 through 2004, including the historic overtime win in the Gold Medal match of the 2004 Olympics. In her 271 international match career she scored 45 goals, had 59 assists, and the team had an amazing 85.6% winning record. Foudy was also a Founding Player for the WUSA and led the San Diego Spirit for its three seasons. She has been President of the Women's Sports Foundation and has used her visibility in the sport to bring issues beyond soccer to the forefront, most prominently, with her membership on the President's Advisory Committee on Title IX. She has, among other societal causes, been active in promotion of The Century Council's Girl Talk program.
'I have always considered myself blessed to have played alongside the most amazing group of women for 2 decades. To now be recognized alongside so many incredible pioneers and legends in the game of soccer is an incredible honor,' said Foudy.
Foudy was a four-time First Team All-American while playing for the Cardinal from 1989-1992. She scored 52 goals and collected 33 assists in a Stanford uniform. In 1991, she was named National Player of the Year by Soccer America.