WASHINGTON - Prince William County native Ali Krieger brought home the gold medal after helping the U.S. Women’s National Team win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup last month.
The star defender stopped by to share with us her once in a lifetime experiences with us in what we are calling Ali Krieger Day here at FOX 5!
Krieger grew up here locally in Dumfries, Virginia and attended Forest Park High School in Woodbridge.
But how has life been for her coming off the amazing World Cup victory and trying to achieve normalcy again?
“It’s a bit of a depressing feeling because you’re on such a high and you’re doing all these exciting things,” Krieger said. “A two-week media tour that we had and you’re kind of coming off of that and adjusting to normal life and real life, which is so refreshing to me because that’s more me than the other stuff that we’ve been doing.
“Even though it’s so much fun, you’re kind of adjusting back to your day-to-day schedule here at home and that’s been a process because we jump back into the league and we have to get into training and things like that while we’re then fitting in appearances here and doing all these fun things.”
The star defender also currently plays in the D.C. area professionally for the Washington Spirit.
“We want to keep this momentum going,” she said. “We want to keep women’s [soccer] on the map and we want to encourage the DMV area and residents that we’re just a few miles up the road and you can enjoy really good soccer.”
Krieger was also a good sport as she got some tips from our own Scott Smith as she stepped behind the anchor desk to give her try at sports broadcasting. We also tested her knowledge on some pop culture and entertainment. Click the videos above to see our interview with her!