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On the Field with… Mia Hamm


by Matt Christopher

Women’s soccer has never been more popular. At the top of the sport’s list of star players is Mia Hamm. Her speed, aggressive play, and ability to “read the field” sparked the University of North Carolina to win four NCAA championships and the United States national team to capture thewomen’s World Cup in 1991 and 1999. Yet to the sports world in general, she was an unknown–until the fantastic final fame of the 1996 Olympics. Playing with a painful ankle injury, Hamm astounded a sellout crowd with her determination to win the gold. She is the hero of thousands of girls and has captured the attention of soccer fans world-wide. Readers will devour every detail of this insightful biography of the best women’s soccer player in the world.