There is no more essential piece of equipment to a soccer player than their cleats, and Heather O’Reilly made sure a pair featured prominently in her social media post announcing she is expecting a baby boy in June.
Cleats are all he will need; he’ll certainly have all the genes he’ll need being the son of a three-time Olympic gold medalist and a college lacrosse player.
This will be the first child for the 34-year-old O’Reilly and husband Dave Werry. O’Reilly grew up in New Jersey, but played for the University of North Carolina where she met Werry, who played lacrosse. The couple settled in Chapel Hill, where they still live and near where O’Reilly finished her pro career earlier this year with the North Carolina Courage.
O’Reilly made 231 appearances in a 14-year international career with the U.S. women’s national team, scoring 47 goals, winning the aforementioned three gold medals and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup title.
O’Reilly went from the pitch in 2015 to the broadcast booth in 2019, serving as a studio analyst during coverage of the Women’s World Cup. O’Reilly also keeps busy running her Heather O’Reilly Soccer Academy, designed to develop not only soccer skills but life skills like leadership and hard work.