The Celebration of Women's Athletics originated to highlight the history of W&M's women's athletics programs and to recognize the dedication and determination of former varsity athletes. In its fifth year, the event brings together female athletes and coaches to celebrate shared successes on and off the field - and to honor women whose experience in intercollegiate athletics has shaped their personal, professional and charitable lives.
Kathy Carter ‘91 and Brittany Ann Lane ’11 will receive the Tribe Champion for Life Award and the One Tribe Award, respectively. The Tribe Champion for Life award recognizes an alumna who has demonstrated leadership, integrity, fortitude, and excellence in her personal, professional or philanthropic accomplishments. The One Tribe Award honors a former student-athlete who has significantly contributed to her local community or a non-profit organization and has inspired others.
Carter is a 1991 graduate of the College, and a former Tribe women’s soccer player. She is now the President of Soccer United Marketing, a position which oversees the commercial and marketing aspects of the business for Major League Soccer’s commercial subsidiary. Carter also serves as the United States’ representative on FIFA’s Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Since college, Carter has also held positions with the MLS, Anchutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the Home Depot Center, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour Championships, and Envision. She has been the recipient of the Sports Business Journal and Crain’s New York Business 40 under 40 awards, as well as the 2009 Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Award. In her time with the Tribe, she was part of four W&M teams that made the NCAA Tournament appearances, which included Elite Eight berths in 1987 and 1989. A standout goalkeeper, Carter is tied for first in career goals against average (0.78) and her 110 saves in 1990 rank third most all-time in a single season, while her nine goals allowed in 1989 are tied for fifth fewest in a season. She capped off an impressive 1989 season by earning all-region accolades.
Lane graduated from William & Mary in 2011 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. While an undergraduate, she earned her varsity letters in soccer and was a two-time captain of the women’s soccer team. With a major degree in International Relations and a minor degree in Economics, she is in graduate school at Monterey Institute of International Studies, this is Middlebury College's graduate school program. Lane has contributed significantly in the international humanitarian community. In January of 2013, she worked with a team in El Salvador to assess community values and capacity. Earlier, she taught English, life values and confidence to children in India, using her team sport of soccer as a tool. While there, she also worked with mentally and physically handicapped children. She led expeditions to Central America to work with community members in various projects, and she helped establish a sports-based youth education development program for girls in Nicaragua. On several of these projects, she worked with other Tribe alumnae. A four-time recipient of the W&M Provost’s Award, Lane’s collegiate achievements and outstanding academic success were recognized while she was a student.
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