Briana Scurry is widely known as a former American Soccer goalkeeper. Having played for the likes of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, Briana has continually claimed victories such including 3 Olympic medals. Finishing her career with an impressive 173 international appearances, Briana is now sought as a public speaker for a range of corporate and school events. Covering subjects such as overcoming obstacles and succeeding under pressure, Briana is also highly sought to cover pressing issues regarding diversity, LGBT and race.Book Briana Scurry Today!
From a young age, Briana Scurry had a prominent interest in sport, in particular Soccer. Beginning to play soccer whilst at high school, Briana played a prominent role in the Anoka High School’s Minnesota Championship win of 1989. Quickly establishing a formidable reputation on the field, Briana claimed awards such as the 1989 Minnesota’s High School Female Athlete of the Year and 1993 National Collegiate Goalkeeper of the Year during her youth career. From that point on Briana continually impressed fans and officials alike, ultimately landing a position on the field with the United States Women’s National Soccer Team.
Leading the team to countless victories, Briana made many firsts during her time playing soccer. She is widely known as one of the first African American professional female Soccer players and also one of the first openly LGBT players of the game. Also one of the first women to play in a woman paid professional league, Briana finished her career with 173 international appearances and won two gold and one silver Olympic medal alongside her teammates. The list of prestigious games she has played is never-ending, such including two WUSA Championships and a World Cup Champion win.
Unfortunately, Briana fell victim to a debilitating head-injury which consequently led to her retirement from the game. Finishing the sport on a high, Briana was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame and claimed a feature in the National Museum of African American History & Culture. A formidable player, Briana has without a doubt left her mark on the sport and encouraged other budding female players to follow in her illustrious footsteps.
Since her retirement, Briana has pursued several other professions. She tried her hand at sports administration as the general manager of magicJack in 2011 as well as dedicating time to commentating during the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Currently, Briana is committing her time to act as the First Assistant Coach of Washington Spirit and as a public speaker for a range of corporate and school events.
As a speaker, Briana is sought by numerous clients, including the likes of Goldman Sachs, the U.S Soccer Foundation and America SCORES. Having experienced the pressures of elite sport, Briana has built a strong and mentally resilient persona from which she is able to share valuable life lessons to audiences of her public addresses. Covering subjects such as overcoming obstacles, succeeding under pressure, motivation, inspiration, staying focused and setting goals, Briana is the perfect speaker to inspire audience members to strive towards peak performance and ultimately success. Alongside such topics, Briana is also an advocate for concussion awareness and prevention after the injury that ended her career and is often seen addressing various issues relating to race, diversity and LGBT communities. A diverse and engaging speaker, Briana Scurry is the perfect addition to your next event.
"Briana knows how to capture the audience’s attention with her unbelievable story of achievements and setbacks. She is a true role model for young girls and anyone who has a dream. Briana is authentic, personable, and truly honest with her stories. Her story is one that everyone needs to hear. Briana was a pleasure to work with and by far the best speaker I have heard to date. I will have Briana back for future speaking engagements!" – Randi, Advantasure
"Briana’s story is one of the most compelling I’ve heard to date. Everyone was captivated by her honest and real portrayal of both her extraordinary achievements and devastating setbacks. She is authentic, genuine and unbelievably personable. Briana’s drive and tenacity are truly inspiring to all. I feel grateful and honoured to have had the chance to meet her and hear her motivational speech." – Joseph, Marathon Petroleum D&I Team
"Briana brought great energy, humour and humility to her keynote at our event. She fully discloses the challenges she had – both with her health and her attitude — and her candour created a great rapport with the audience. Her discussion of the power of “visioning” complemented other messages in our conference offerings. She was very warm and comfortable with our crowd — staying 45 minutes after the keynote to sign autographs, take pictures and share her medals (her “girls”) with the attendees. She easily connected with people at a personal level. I was beyond pleased with the value she brought to our event." – Terri, Director of Executive Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
"Briana spoke at our 5th annual Athlete Leadership Connection in front of 80 champion and collegiate student-athletes. Her personal story combined with her conviction for truth mesmerized and inspired our athlete audience. Briana's message could not be more important and her ability to convey such an important message is admirable." – Lauren, Senior Director of Community Impact, Women’s Sports Foundation
"Briana Scurry is a fascinating speaker whose portrayals of her world-class experiences both on and off the field captivate the audience. She makes her presentations relevant to the listeners"- Mary, Executive Director of Illinois Youth Soccer Association
"Briana Scurry has served as an incredible role model for youth in our after-school program, particularly girls. Briana has a special ability to relate to and connect with soccer players of all ages and experience levels and has made an indelible impact on those she’s taught and spoken to. We couldn’t be more thankful to Briana for her investment in DC SCORES and our poet-athletes!"- Jake, Communications Director DC SCORES
"From her beginnings as the youngest of nine growing up playing soccer in Minnesota through her unforgettable Olympic goal medal and World Cup performances and into the ongoing challenges of life after a career-ending concussion, Briana Scurry’s story is as moving as it is extraordinary. Her talk, delivered with all the raw and intense emotion of a personal conversation between close friends, takes you on a journey from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, and back again. With a message of love, hope, and perseverance, Briana Scurry’s Keynote will delight, encourage, and inspire your audience and give them something to talk about for years to come"- Bryan, Executive Director of Brain Injury Association of Maryland
"Briana Scurry is a passionate, enthusiastic, and effective speaker with a unique ability to draw an audience in and leave a lasting impression. The U.S. Soccer Foundation is proud to work with Briana. This past year, Briana attended and spoke at a few of our events that featured some of our largest partners. Not only did she give remarks, but she stayed and interacted with our guests, which helped us continue to solidify and grow our relationships. We look forward to working with Briana in the future and growing our impact nationwide – together"- Ed, President & CEO of the U.S Soccer Foundation
Speaking Topics :
- From the field to the desk
- Diversity & overcoming obstacles
- Succeeding under pressure
- Team building
- Racial equality
- African American issues
- LGBT issues
- Motivation & inspiration
- 2017 - Inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame
- 2017 - First Assistant Coach of Washington Spirit & Technical Advisor for the Spirit Academy
- 2004 - Olympic Gold Medallist
- 2003 - WUSA Goalkeeper of the Year and World Cup Bronze Medallist
- 2000 - Olympic Silver Medallist
- 1999 - World Cup Champion
- 1996 - Olympic Gold Medallist
- 1995 - World Cup Bronze Medallist
- 1994 - Most Valuable Player of the Chiquita Cup
- 1993 - National Collegiate Goalkeeper of the Year
- 1989 - Minnesota's High School Female Athlete of the Year