“I want to do what I can to give the next generation of athletes added advantages in the game.” – Abby Wambach
The Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) will be hosting Abby Wambach, one of the world’s most famous soccer players, at Uihlein Soccer Park on Saturday, November 14th for a private meet and play session.
Wambach was born and raised in Rochester, New York. Being the youngest of seven children, she was exposed to athletics at a young age and taught to be competitive with her siblings.
As Wambach became more experienced, her soccer talent grew as did her recognition to include:
Youth soccer superstar
USA Today Nation’s Top 10 Recruits
Top college recruit in 1997, attended University of Florida on a full scholarship, winning NCAA championship her freshman year
Florida Gator’s all-time leading scorer (inducted into University of Florida Hall of Fame)
First round draft pick in WUSA by Washington Freedom
Became a member of U.S. National Team in 2001
Played in her first FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2003
Played in her first Olympics in 2004
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist
2012 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year
2015 World Cup Champion
Five-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award
For more information about this private event and how you can gain entry to meet one of soccer's all-time greats, visit http://bit.ly/1RiS9qk.
Please note that the event is not open to the public, no walk-ins please.