As the U.S. women's soccer team continues to celebrate its World Cup title, one of the team's star players continues to shine her light for Christ.
Sunday's 5-2 victory over Japan giving the U.S a record third World Cup may have been led by Carli Lloyd with her "hat trick" (three goals in one game), but everyone knows who the spiritual leader of the team is. That would be midfielder Lauren Holiday, who also tallied a goal in the championship game.
Clay Meyer with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and editor of the organization's FCA Magazine recently interviewed Holiday. He tells OneNewsNow the 27-year-old has thrived in her spiritual role.
"... She's really the person that all other female soccer players at her level know her as being a Christ-follower," he describes, "and it's so cool to see that and I think something that she's excited about too because she's the one who's leading pre-game prayers and everyone can turn to that if they're interested or if they want to ask more about it they would feel comfortable going to her."
Meyer says Holiday plays with joy and understands that God wants her to use the platform given her to spread the gospel.