Throwback Thursday: Jill Ellis (’88) & USWNT Wins the World Cup!


They hadn’t won it all since 1999. Over 15 years later, W&M alum and U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Jill Ellis (’88) had brought her team to the 2015 World Cup Finals. It was now or never. Against a strong opponent, the U.S. exercised complete dominance, thoroughly handling Japan in a 5-2 victory. Check out the video above, which includes remarks from former long-time W&M Women’s Soccer Head Coach John Daly, who coached Ellis back in the ’80s.

It’s more than safe to say that Ellis (seen rushing onto the field at 2:22 in the World Cup highlight video below) has taken this team to new heights, as they currently rank #1 worldwide in the FIFA World Rankings. We couldn’t be happier for Jill, and we are incredibly excited to see her continue to wreak havoc on the sports world moving forward.


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