Kristine Lilly is an expert on effective teamwork. She consults with organizations, providing lessons gleaned from her remarkable career as a professional athlete. Kristine played midfielder for the United States Women’s Soccer Team for over 23 years. She is an all time leader in minutes played, with 354 played games, 130 scored goals and 105 assists. Her career includes five FIFA Women’s World Cups and three Olympic Games. She was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame in 2012 and the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 2014. Before that, she won four national championships at The University of North Carolina. After retirement Kristine served as an Assistant Coach with the University of Texas Women’s Soccer Team from 2014 to 2017. Currently, she runs the Kristine Lilly Soccer Academy (KLSA), serves as an Ambassador for the U.S Soccer Foundation, and speaks to corporations, universities, and soccer programs around the country. CoFounder of the TeamFirst Soccer Academy that she runs with former teammates and friends Mia Hamm and Tisha Venturini Hoch. Kristine lives outside Boston with her husband, David Heavey, a Brookline fireman at Station No. 6. They “team together” to raise two amazing daughters, Sidney and Jordan.

Career highlights

    • Olympic Gold Medalist, (1996 & 2004)
    • Olympic Silver Medalist, (2000)
    • FIFA World Cup Champion, (1991 & 1999)
    • FIFA World Cup Bronze medalist, (1995, 2003, 2007)
    • 3x US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year (1993, 2005, 2006)
    • U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame: class of 2014
    • U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame: class of 2012
    • Played Professionally for the Boston Breakers and Swedish clubs Tyreso and KIF Orebro.
    • 4-time NCAA National Champion with University of North Carolina
    • Caps: 354
    • Goals: 130
    • Assists: 105
    • January 16, 1996- Played in 100th game for the U.S in Brazil
    • May 21, 1998 in Kobe Japan- became the most capped player in the world at 152 vs Japan.
    • May 7, 2000 in Portland, Oregon- played in 200th game vs Canada
    • January 18, 2006 in China- Played in 300th game vs Norway
    • November 5th, 2010 – In Mexico- played in her 354th game and last game for the U.S. vs Mexico.


Charitable Interests










... everyone loved Kristine Lilly’s presentation. She did a fantastic job and we particularly enjoyed her analogies and sense of humor. She has a lot of fans at Fidelity! Love the message that “everything matters.


Kristine was great! She did a great job talking with our coaches and with our captains. She delivered great messages and was very approachable.

Amherst College

Parents keep texting and emailing me saying how much their kids loved it. It’s all I heard at the Open House last night. One teacher said it was the best school assembly in her 17 years at Saxe! I just wanted you to know you really made a positive impact and inspired 1,327 kids yesterday! They are huge fans and so are we.

Saxe Middle School New Canaan

Thank you so much for speaking at our event last week! It was great meeting you. You are such an inspiration to so many women! We’ve received a ton of positive feedback on the session.

National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association