Lauren Holiday and her husband, Jrue. (Photo courtesy of the National Soccer Hall of Fame)
The National Soccer Hall of Fame Tuesday announced that Lauren Cheney Holiday will be inducted as a member of its 2023 class at a ceremony May 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
Holiday’s husband, Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday, her mother Rita Cheney and other family members surprised her with the news of her election Tuesday at the Bucks’ practice facility.
A midfielder who starred on the U.S. women’s national team that won the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Holiday made 133 appearances for the USWNT and played five professional seasons with two Best XI selections. She also played in the 2011 Women’s World Cup and won gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
Holiday played two seasons in WPS, both for Boston, and three seasons in the NWSL, all for Kansas City, where she won championships in 2014 and 2015. She was the NWSL’s leading scorer and most valuable player in 2013, and she was named to the league’s post-season all-star team in both 2013 and 2014. She was the USSF female athlete of the year in 2014.
Complete information about the Hall of Fame’s election and eligibility procedures is available at NationalSoccerHOF.com. The election process is administered by National Soccer Hall of Fame staff under election and eligibility guidelines established by the Hall of Fame Board of Directors.