Mariel Margaret "Mia" Hamm-Garciaparra was born March 17, 1972.

Hamm is known as one of the best players in women's soccer history, scoring 158 goals and dishing out 144 assists for the U.S. Women's National team. Her 158 goals was a record until Abby Wambach passed her in 2013, but Hamm still leads the all-time list in assists.

Hamm got her start early, joining the national team at age 15 and leading the U.S. to a World Cup title in 1991. She also helped the United States win two Olympic gold medals.

She was also a part of the historic 1999 World Cup championship team, where the U.S. beat China in penalty kicks. She married former Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra in 2003.

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