Briana Scurry, the goalkeeper who went from Anoka High to global fame as one of the stars of the 1999 World Cup-winning U.S. women's national team, was elected Thursday to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Scurry will be in the hall's Class of 2017 and, according to the Washington Post, will be the first black woman and first female goalkeeper to make the hall.
Scurry, 45, won gold medals at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the 2004 Games in Athens. She made over 170 international appearances, second-most among female goalkeepers. She retired from professional soccer in 2010.
"It's a fantastic honor to be inducted to the Hall of Fame," Scurry said in a USA Soccer news release. "I remember watching the Olympics on the couch with my parents at 8 years old, dreaming of becoming an Olympian myself. It was with their help — and that of my coaches, teammates, and countless others — that I was blessed to not only become an Olympian but an Olympic and World Cup champion."
Joe Machnik is the other new Hall of Fame inductee. Machnik has been an All-America goalie at Long Island University, college coach, referee, instructor, FIFA match commissioner and is now a broadcaster for Fox Sports.
Tri-City Red wins
Tri-City Red, the Minnesota state champion from New Brighton, edged Papillion, Neb., 6-4 in the losers' bracket of the American Legion Central Plains Regional.
Joey Lawson, who had singled, scored on a passed ball to break a 4-all tie in the eighth inning. Nate Fredrickson's ensuing sacrifice bunt drove in another run. Earlier, Fredrickson had a two-run single in the sixth.
Fargo scored eight runs in the first inning and held on to beat Ham Lake 10-7 in another elimination game. Spencer Smith went 2-for-4 with three RBI for Ham Lake.
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• After taking a 5-0 lead after 2½ innings, Fargo-Moorhead defeated the host St. Paul Saints 6-2 in American Association baseball. Nate Hanson had two hits and one RBI for the Saints.
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• Concordia (St. Paul), the defending NCAA Division II champion, was picked to win the NSIC volleyball title for the 14th consecutive year in the league coaches' preseason poll.