If you happened to watch or attend the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s historic ticker-tape parade in New York City on Friday, July 10th, you may have noticed Kim Wyant, the head coach of Waldorf’s Varsity Girls Soccer Team, taking part in the day’s festivities. Kim – along with her daughters 2nd grader Danielle and 4th grader Alexandra – were on-hand, traveling up the “Canyon of Heroes” with the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, celebrating the team’s 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Championship.
“It was an honor to be a small part of this great women’s national team program,” said Coach Wyant. “It was exhilarating to see these players up-close and to ride up the ‘Canyon of Heroes’ with them.”
Kim holds the historic distinction of being the team’s first goalkeeper for the 1985 United States women’s national soccer team. She appeared in the inaugural U.S. game in Italy and played in 16 international games during her career as the U.S. Women’s goalkeeper. As the first U.S. women’s goalkeeper, she recorded the team’s first-ever shutout and first-ever win (July 1986 vs. Canada). In 2008, Kim received the ‘Special Recognition Award’ by the National Soccer Hall of Fame for her contribution to the winning way of the Women’s National Team. In 2013, she became the Head Coach of Waldorf’s Varsity Girls Soccer Team.
Photos courtesy of Kim Wyant.