Abby Wambach Biography
Mary Abigail Wambach(Abby Wambach) is a former American US Women soccer forward and holder of the privilege of the highest goal scorer (both on the men side and the women side) in US history with 184 goals.
Her signature goalscoring technique is meeting the ball with a diving header. Especially from set-pieces; a skill Abby developed through steady practice in her high school days according to her high school soccer team coach, Kathy Boughton. There is so much more to learn about the soccer mystery and former World Player of the Year.
Abby Wambach Age
Wambach was born on 2nd June 1980.
Abby Wambach Height
The former soccer player is 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Abby Wambach Family
Abby’s parents are Pete and Judy Wambach and she was born in Rochester, New York where she was also raised. She hails from a relatively large family where she happened to be the youngest among the seven children born to her parents. Wambach had to grow among four big brothers her other siblings being two sisters which toughened her up and also introduced her to the game of soccer.
Abby Wambach Wife
Wambach got married to her lesbian girlfriend, Sarah Huffman, on October 5, 2013, in a wedding ceremony that took place in Hawaii. However, the union did not stand the test of time and three years later, they were divorced.
Well, you are probably asking how is it possible for her to have a wife and yes, Abby Wambach is gay. “To be in a relationship with another woman, there’s a ton of talking all the time,” Wambach told the outlet. “We’re so passionate about the work that we’re trying to accomplish. We’re trying to solve for big problems, we want equality, and it calls for a lot of discussion between us.”
Abby and Glennon Doyle tied the knot in May 2017 after confirming they were dating in November 2016, with the author and activist revealing the news of her “new love” on her Facebook page. Glennon Doyle is a bestselling author and blogger.
Abby Wambach Children
Wambach has no known kids. Her wife, Glennon has three children – two girls and a boy – from her marriage of 14 years to Craig Melton whom she divorced.
Abby Wambach Net worth
Wambach has accumulated a net worth of a whopping $3 million dollars. She has earned this through her soccer credits.
Abby Wambach Soccer
In 1994, Abby Wambach enrolled at Our Lady of Mercy High School and of course, she played soccer. Before she graduated in 1998, Abby had scored a whopping total of 142 goals. However, soccer was not the only sport she was good at. Abby also played basketball in high school. In soccer, she was named Umbro National High School Player of the Year and was given the nod for the Parade Magazine’s High School All-America Team.
Abby Wambach was one of the hottest properties in soccer out of high school and there were several opportunities her to choose from including the University of Virginia, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of North Carolina. Wambach eventually settled for a scholarship program with the University of Florida.
Her decision dismayed everyone watching because the University of Florida soccer program had only been around for just three years whereas the schools that came after her were submerged in the proud history of their soccer program and achievements.
In the time she spent playing for the Florida Gators between 1998 and 2001, she did not only lead the team to the finals of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships consecutively, she also won the four championships. Abby then won the NCAA national championship over the Tar Heels (University of North Carolina female soccer team) who had won the title fifteen times. This was in her first season with the Gators – in 1998.
In 1994, she enrolled at Our Lady of Mercy High School and of course, she played soccer. Before she graduated in 1998, she had scored a total of 142 goals, however, soccer was not the only sport she was good at. Abby also played basketball in high school. In soccer, she was named Umbro National High School Player of the Year and was given the nod for the Parade Magazine’s High School All-America Team.
She set several records in the school that is yet to be broken including the highest goal scorer with 96 goals in her Florida Gators career. Other records are 10 hat-tricks, 24 winning goals, and 50 assists. Her college career recognitions include her induction into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002, a first-team All-SEC selection from 1998 to 2001, SEC Tournament MVP honors and SEC Player of the Year award in 2000 and 2001, and so on.
Abby Wambach Book
Wambach has written three books
- Forward: A memoir- is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves. Abby shows us by example how to overcome problems and live a happier, braver life.”
Forward: My Story Young Readers’ Edition- Abby recounts her own decisions, wins, losses, and the pivotal moments that helped her become the world-class athlete and leader she is today. Wambach’s book goes beyond the soccer field to reveal a soulful person grappling with universal questions about how we can live our best lives and become our truest selves. Written with honesty and heart, Forward is an inspiring blueprint for individual growth and a rousing call to action.
WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game.
In Wolfpack, Abby’s message to women is: We have never been Little Red Riding Hood. We Are the Wolves. We must wander off the path and blaze a new one: together.
Abby Wambach insists that women must let go of old rules of leadership that neither include or serve them. She’s fabricated a new set of Wolfpack rules to help women unleash their individual power, unite with their Wolfpack, and change the landscape of their lives and the world: from the family room to the board room to the White House.
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Guess what Tuesday was?!!!! Publishing day for City of Girls the much anticipated novel by @GilbertLiz and I got home late last night and finally could get this book in my hands and not only is this book amazing, I… https://t.co/A5v0Jd6sWS
— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) June 6, 2019