Mia Hamm Famous soccer player By Emily Siegel Birth • Born in Selma Alabama • Full name Mariel Margret Hamm • Born on St Patrick’s Day March 17 1972

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					    Mia Hamm


Famous soccer player
     By: Emily Siegel
                    Birth
• Born in Selma, Alabama

• Full name: Mariel Margret Hamm

• Born on St Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1972

• Born, then moved to Italy, because her father
  was in the air force from 1972 – 1976

• When Mia was 8 years old, her family adopted a
  new boy named Garrett.
           Early childhood
• Family moved back to USA.
• Lived in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1976
           Middle child life

• Mia joined US soccer team in 1987 (when
  she was 15 years old)
• She was the youngest female ever to play
  for the US
            Early adult life
• Graduated from Lake Braddock
  Secondary High School
• Won NCAA championship with College
  University of North Carolina (she went to
  College with Michael Jordan)
• Mia now lives in Chapel Hill, North
  Carolina.
               Family life
• Was married to Christian Corry, a Marine
  Corp Pilot
• Then got divorced and Married Nomar
  Garcia Para
• Dad’s name Bill, Mom’s name Stephanie
• Two sisters, now two brothers ( brother
  Garrett died in 1996 of bone problems)
           Accomplishments
• All time leading scorer in Atlantic coast, women's
  soccer 103 goals and 72 assists
• All time leading soccer in NCAA tournament 16
  goals 9 assists in 13 games
• Herman Award winner best female player in
  collage
• Won 4 NCAA championships with University of
  North Carolina (1989,1990,1991,1992)
      Contribution to others
• Doesn’t let teammates down, even when
  injured
• Helped make women's soccer a popular
  sport for girls in the future
 Why I Think Mia Hamm is a Hero
• Good role model
• Great character traits
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