Briana Scurry is a former professional soccer goalkeeper. Scurry attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and completed her four-year collegiate career with 37 shutouts in 65 starts and with a career record of 48–13–4 and a 0.56 goals-against-average.
Scurry was the starting goalkeeper for the United States women's national soccer team at the 1995 World Cup (3rd place), 1996 Summer Olympics (gold medal), 1999 World Cup (champions), 2003 World Cup (3rd place), and the 2004 Summer Olympic Games (gold medal). She played in the semi-final and playoff for third place in the 2007 Women's World Cup (3rd place). She was a founding member of the WUSA, playing three seasons as starting goalkeeper for the Atlanta Beat. Her career total of 173 international appearances is the second most among female soccer goalkeepers. It is also the fifteenth most of any American female player, and the thirty-second most among all women. She was the first woman goalkeeper and first black woman to be awarded the honor.
Scurry was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on August 3, 2017. On June 1, 2018 she married top PR Executive, public speaker, and branding specialist Chryssa Zizos. As of 2020, she is an assistant coach for NWSL team Washington Spirit.