Mia Hamm: One of the Best Women Soccer Players in History
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Author Information & Website Purpose
My name is Alexis Pelais and I'm currently a 6th grader at Holman Middle School, in Henrico County. As of right now I live in Glen Allen, Virginia. I have been attending schools in Henrico County Schools since I was in kindergarten.
The purpose of this website is to put a biography of a person that has changed lives of people. Other fellow 6th graders that attend Holman are doing this project as well. The unit we learned was nonfiction text structures, reliable and unreliable sources, paraphrasing, and much more. This is the final part of this unit to determine everything we learned.
Early Life Behind Soccer &
Mia Hamm was born on March 17, 1972 with the full name of Mariel Margret Hamm. She was born in Selma, Alabama, but was raised in other places. One of Hamm’s siblings, Garrett, suffered from aplastic anemia. This took a huge impact on her life because Garrett helped her learn how to play sports and was very close to her. Unfortunately, Garrett Hamm died in April 1997.
In Mia’s soccer career she accomplishments many unbelievable things. First, Mia broke the world record of international goals throughout many games with an amazing total of 108 goals. Later on, she played in many popular events and was named Women’s World Player of the Year by FIFA twice in 2001 and 2002. This is incredible because she was named the title twice!
Cause and Effect Paragraph:
Mia Hamm's Dad in the Air Force
Mia Hamm’s father was in the Air Force when Hamm was a child, so that meant they we required to move around to different houses all over the world. In 1973, when Hamm was only 1 years old, they had to first move to Florence, Italy. Later on in Florence, Hamm got to watch a live soccer game. Hamm was so inspired by that, she started to play soccer with other family members. Hamm and her family had to pack their packs and moved to Texas. When they moved to Texas, Hamm wanted to actually be on a team rather than with her family. She had enough courage because her adopted brother, Garrett supported her and she was inspired by the game in Italy. When Hamm was age 15, she made it on the United States National team. She was accepted because she was an incredible player, and stood out of all her other team mates.
Mia Hamm playing professional games
After Mia Hamm was playing in professional games, her team and her played in the 1991 World Cup. The 1991 World Cup took place in China, and the team won their first gold medal in the World Cup. In 1996 her team and her played in the Atlanta Olympics. They ended winning that Olympics and Hamm was the star of her team due to her scoring a lot of the goals. The U.S. National team played in their last World Cup with Hamm in 1999. Hamm led her team to winning the gold medal for the second time by shooting a penalty kick. Unfortunately, Hamm retired from her soccer career in 2004 after winning the Olympics in Athens. Hamm was voted into the U.S. Soccer National Hall of Fame. She was recognized by other places too, and she is still remembered today.
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