Foudy, Julie (1971–)

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Foudy, Julie (1971–)

American soccer player. Born Jan 23, 1971, in Mission Viejo, California; graduate of Stanford University, 1993; m. Ian Sawyers (head coach of San Jose CyberRays), 1995.

Midfielder; at World Cup, won team gold medals (1991, 1999) and a bronze medal (1995); won a team gold medal at Atlanta Olympics (1996) and a team silver medal at Sydney Olympics (2000); was a founding member of the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA); signed with the San Diego Spirit (2001), becoming captain; won a team gold medal at Athens Olympics (2004); was one of the most capped players in US history with 211 appearances. Named president of the Women's Sports Foundation (2002).

See also Jere Longman, The Girls of Summer (HarperCollins, 2000), and Christina Lessa, Women Who Win (Universe, 1998).