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Marilyn Marshall
Inducted in 1997
Marilyn Marshall had the distinction of captaining her country in two sports, softball and soccer.
Sporting Category:
  • Soccer
  • Softball
She was only 15 when she first played softball for New Zealand, at the first world championships in Melbourne in 1965.

A national team was hardly fielded over the next 15 years without Marshall in it, first as an outfielder and later as a specialist second base.

She played at four world championships and captained New Zealand to third place in her last, at El Salvador in 1978. She was also a pioneer figure in women’s soccer, playing in 16 internationals and captaining New Zealand from 1976 to 1981.

Her Miramar Rangers club was the dominant one in the country, winning eight national club titles, and she also helped Wellington to six national provincial titles.

Marshall later took up golf, at which she was also selected for provincial teams.

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