Michelle Akers Speaker Profile
Olympic Women's Soccer Gold Medalist
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Michelle Akers Biography
Michelle Akers was born February 1, 1966 in Santa Clara, California and was a leading American soccer player and played on the historic 1999 Women's World Cup victory by the U.S.Â She is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Akers was a three-time All-American from Shorecrest High School in Seattle. Akers then attended the University of Central Florida where she was a four-time All-American, was Central Florida's Athlete of the Year in 1988-89, the all-time leading scorer in UCF history, won the Hermann Trophy in 1988, and had her #10 jersey retired by the school. She played for the first-ever U.S. Women's National team on August 18, 1985, a 1-0 loss to Italy and scored the first goal in the history of the program three days later against Denmark, in a 2-2 tie.
In 1996, Akers was again a member of the U.S. Women's National Team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia where they won the gold medal. She was also a member of the gold-medal-winning, 1998 Goodwill Games team. On June 7, 1998, she was awarded the FIFA Order of Merit, their highest honor, for her contributions to the game of soccer. Akers again was part of the 1999 Women's World Cup team, leading to a second World Cup championship.
Shortly before the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Akers retired from the game as the U.S. National Team's second all-time leading scorer (behind Mia Hamm) with 105 goals, 37 assists and 247 points.
In 2004, she and Hamm were the only two women named to the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living soccer players selected by PelÃ© and commissioned by FIFA for that organization's 100th anniversary. Also in 2004, Akers was inducted, along with Paul Caligiuri and Eric Wynalda, into the US National Soccer Hall of Fame.
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