Former Gator Soccer Stars to Represent U.S.A in Beijing
Two former University of Florida soccer standouts - Heather Mitts and Abby Wambach - are members of the 2008 United States Olympic Women's Soccer team. U.S. Head Coach Pia Sundhage announced the 18-player roster Monday in Chicago. Mitts and Wambach were also part of the last Olympic team, with Wambach scoring the game-winner in overtime to give the U.S. a 2-1 win over Brazil in the 2004 gold medal match.
As a senior in 2001, Wambach led the nation in scoring with 31 goals, 14 assists for 76 points. She is the Gators' career leader in goals (96), assists (50) and points (242) and stands sixth on the NCAA Career charts in goals and points.Â
Â As a Gator, Mitts earned All-America and All-SEC honors in her final two seasons (1998 & '99). Mitts is third on UF's career list with 7,547 minutes played and is tied for fourth with 95 matches played. The defender also was a NCAA Championship All-Tournament team selection when the Gators claimed the 1998 national title.
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