Kate Sobrero Markgraf Elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame
U.S. Women’s National Team General Manager Won 1999 World Cup as a Player
FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2022) — The National Soccer Hall of Fame today announced that Kate Sobrero Markgraf, a former co-captain and current general manager of the U.S. Women’s National Team, will be inducted as a member of its 2023 class at a ceremony May 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
She joins DaMarcus Beasley, Landon Donovan, Jill Ellis, Lauren Cheney Holiday and Slavisa “Steve” Zungul in the Class of 2023.
Markgraf’s former teammate Julie Foudy surprised her with the news of her election on the air during halftime of the NCAA Women’s College Cup final on ESPNU.
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A defender who was a regular in the U.S. team that won the 1999 Women’s World Cup, Markgraf was elected from the Veteran ballot. Markgraf played 201 games for the U.S. Women’s National Team between 1998 and 2010, including appearances in three World Cups and three Olympic Games. In addition to the 1999 World Cup, Markgraf played for the U.S. teams that won gold medals in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.
Markgraf played three seasons in the WUSA, all of them for Boston, and one season in WPS, for Chicago. She also played one season in the Swedish first division.
Final results from voting on the Veteran ballot can be viewed here.
Complete information about the Hall of Fame’s election and eligibility procedures is available at NationalSoccerHOF.com. The election process is administered by National Soccer Hall of Fame staff under election and eligibility guidelines established by the Hall of Fame Board of Directors.