Mia Hamm (Player) - Inducted 2009
Mia played high school and club soccer in northern Virginia and at age 15 became the youngest player ever to join the US National Team. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she led her team to four NCAA Women’s championships. She was an All-American and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year for three years, and the ACC Female Athlete of the Year in 1993 and 1994. In 1991, at age 19, Mia became the youngest American woman to win a World Cup Championship. She went on to lead Team USA to gold at the 1996 Olympics, to silver at the 2000 Olympics, and on to another gold at the 2004 Olympics. Mia retired that year from international play with 158 career goals, more than any other player in the history of the sport. She played with the Washington Freedom from 2001-2003. In 2007, in her first year of eligibility, Mia was selected for induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.