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She won't tell, but August 3, 1987, is when she made the U.S. soccer team
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At 15 years of age she became the youngest person to play soccer on
the U.S. women's or men's national team. At 19, she led Team USA to
the world championship.
Mia Hamm is also
perhaps the best female soccer player in the world. She has won the
U.S. Soccer's Female Athlete of the Year Award two years in a row and
scored 103 goals, the greatest number in NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic
Association) women's soccer history. She was the three-time ACC (Atlantic
Coast Conference) Player-of-the-Year. She created NCAA single-season
records for assists, as well as for scoring. Hamm won the Hermann trophy
as the nation's top collegiate player for both '92 and '93. No one has
played more international games for the United States than her 114.
ESPN called her
the "Ambassador to Women's Soccer."
- All-time leading
scorer in NCAA women's soccer history
- Three-time ACC
Player-of-the-Year (1990, 1992, & 1993)
- Three-time National
Player-of-the-Year (unanimously in 1992 & 1993)
- 1994 recipient
of the Honda Broderick Cup, given to the most Outstanding Female Athlete
in all of college sports
- NCAA Tournament
Most Valuable Player Offense (1992 & 1993)
- ACC Tournament
Most Valuable Player (1989 & 1993)
- Won both the
Missouri Athletic Club and the Hermann trophies twice as top collegiate
female player (1992 & 1993)
- Was the Most
Valuable Player of the 1994 Chiquita Cup and the 1995 US Cup
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