Mia Hamm



Mia Hamm, was born on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama. Her full name is Margret Hamm, is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. Miaís Hometown Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but moved often with her family. She went to soccer games with her brothers and ran along the sidelines chasing the ball. When Mia got older she got a scholarship for University of North Carolina in 1989. Mia was a tomboy and didnít enjoy playing with girl toys, she was more into soccer. She wore a number 9 shirt and played as a forward. While she was playing against Sweden in the first round of the Olympic Games, she sprained her ankle, but fought through it. Mia married a professional baseball player, Norma Garcippa in 2003 and a year later retired to start a family.

††††††††† Mia is the most famous athlete in the US. In 1987, when she was 15 years old she was asked to be on the girls US National team. Mias was named female of the year 3 years in a row and leading scorer, with 129goals, 109 assists and 278 points. Mia was named U.S. soccer athlete 3 times through 1994 Ė 1996. Mia set the Atlantic Coast Conference record with 108 goals, 72 assists, and 278 points. She played in her first World Cup when she was 19 and also voted MVP for the World Cup. Her team won the World Cup and got a gold metal for it. She played on the Olympic Games. She is the Worlds all time scoring champion with 108 goals! She has 81 full international goals and owns the goal scoring record. Mia was named FIFA world player of the year both 2001 and 2002. In 2001-2003 she should played for the Washington Freedom. In Miaís lifetime she has scored 129 goals.

††††††††† Mia made girls, like me; want to play soccer by being good and reaching for her goals.People want to film her in commercials to make money because she is the best womanís soccer player in the world.

††††††††† Mia made me want to play soccer because I look up to her and want to be like Mia when I grow up. She never gives up and she reaches and strives for her goals.

††††††††† I learn that you should not give up and trying like when Mia twisted her ankle and didnít give up. You reach for your reach for your goals and strive to make your skills even better. When I grow up I want to be as successful as she is.