Marial Margaret "Mia" Hamm
by Steven Case, 2010.
March 17, 1972 -
A native of Alabama, Mia Hamm made her mark in North Carolina during her years with the UNC women's soccer team (1989-94). She helped them to win four of their record twenty NCAA championships. During her 17 year career, she scored 158 international goals (the most of any player, male or female), played in 275 international games, and was instrumental in the 1991 and 1999 World Cup wins for the US National Team, as well as helping to win two gold medals in the 1996 and 2004 Olympics.
References and additional resources:
"Mia Hamm," Encyclopedia Britannica, 2013. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/253562/Mia-Hamm
"Mia Hamm: Soccer Star," Smithsonian. http://amhistory.si.edu/sports/exhibit/gamemakers/hamm/
John Mena, "Mia Hamm pregame workout," 1998. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MiaHamm_Stl_1998.jpg.
1 April 2010 | Case, Steven