Two-time World Cup Champion Kristine Lilly to speak in Rutland

RUTLAND — On May 18, Vermont Orthopedic Clinic and Summit Futbol Club present two-time World Cup champion and 2 time Olympic gold medalist Kristine Lilly on stage at the Paramount Theatre at 30 Center Street in historic downtown Rutland, Vermont. Kristine had over 350 appearances for the US team and 130 goals and 105 assists. This FREE event will start at 7:00PM and is open to the public. Athletes of all ages and their parents are welcome to attend.

Ms. Lilly will talk about her early days as a youth player as well as her collegiate and professional career along with video highlights.  There will also be a question-and-answer period with the audience towards the end of the night.

“This is a great way to build up the excitement for the 2015 Woman’s World Cup starting in June. Based on the positive feedback and enthusiasm we had during the Men’s World Cup, we are more than happy to once again broadcast World Cup soccer on the big screen,” says Paramount Theatre’s Programming Director Eric Mallette.

Summit FC Club President Mike Coppinger adds, “This is a truly special event for athletes in the greater Rutland area.  Regardless if you are male or female, soccer player or basketball player, to be able to hear from an athlete who has competed on the world stage is a wonderful opportunity.” Coppinger goes on to say, “We are also delighted that the Paramount will be broadcasting all three of the US Women’s Team first round games which are taking place in nearby Canada.”

For more information on Ms. Lilly, visit her website:

Some of Kristine’s accomplishments include:

U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame- class of 2014

U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame: class of 2012

23 year veteran of the National Team.

2005–2007 Captain of the U.S. National Team

U.S. Soccer Player of the Year 1993, 2005, 2006

Played in 5 World Cups– 1991,1995,1999,2003,2007

Played in 3 Olympics– 1996, 2000, 2004

Gold Medal– 1996, 2004

Silver Medal– 2000

World Cup Champion– 1991, 1999

All time leader in minutes played on US team

Graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1993, degree in communications

Four Time NCAA Champion ’89–92

UNC Captain ’90, ’92

Wilton High School State Champions ’86, ’87, ’89

Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson is the staff writer for Vermont Sports Magazine. The native Vermonter enjoys steep and deep skiing and wandering all over the state by Subaru. Find him on Twitter at @evanisathome.