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Hamm led three American teams to Olympic medals, and in the United States she helped bring women's soccer into the spotlight in the 1990s, becoming the most recognizable face of the sport and encouraging a generation of American girls to play the game.Mariel Margaret Hamm was born on March 17, 1972, in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, to Bill and Stephanie Hamm.
They’re working really hard on passing or shooting or a certain move, and then all of the sudden it just clicks, and you just see this big smile come on their face.Hamm was named first-team All-American, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year and National Player of the Year three times. Hamm graduated in 1994 with a degree in political science and that same year married Christian Corry (whom she later divorced), a helicopter pilot for the U. That year she also established the Mia Hamm Foundation with a twofold mission of increasing sports opportunities for young women and supporting bone marrow transplant patients (Garrett Hamm died of complications from aplastic anemia in 1997).For her professional accomplishments, Hamm was named player of the year in 20 by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), one of FIFA's 125 top living players, and was a nearly unanimous selection to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in February 2007.The family moved frequently due to her father's job as a U. Air Force pilot, and Mia fell in love with soccer when the family lived in Italy.The Hamms moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1977, where Mia began playing in soccer leagues and further developed her skills, spurred by encouragement from her older adopted brother, Garrett.