Lauren Cheney Holiday

A midfielder who starred in the U.S. team that won the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and who also won significant honors in club play.

Holiday played for the United States in the 2011 and 2015 Women’s World Cups and the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, winning three of those four. In the course of her 133-game career in the U.S. women’s national team, she played 12 World Cup games in 2011 and 2015, including the final in both of those years, and nine Olympic games in 2008 and 2012, including the final in both of those years. The 24 goals that she scored for the United States over the years included the third goal of the 5-2 American triumph over Japan in the 2015 Women’s World Cup final. She was chosen to the post-tournament all-star team of the 2011 Women’s World Cup.

Holiday played two seasons in WPS, both for Boston, and three seasons in the NWSL, all for Kansas City, winning two NWSL championships with Kansas City, in 2014 (when she was captain of that team) and 2015. In 2013, she was the NWSL’s leading scorer and most valuable player. She was named to the NWSL’s post-season Best XI in both 2013 and 2014, and was the USSF women’s athlete of the year in 2014.

Elected in 2023.