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.