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Abby Wambach

2016 and 2020 Speaker

ABBY WAMBACH is a retired forward of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. One of the world’s greatest players of all time, Wambach is the number one all-time leading scorer in international soccer history with 184 career goals. She has been long known as one of the most intense competitors in U.S. history whose years of clutch goal scoring made her a fan favorite. She led the U.S.A. in scoring in the 2008 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments, and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. Wambach is the leading voice for women’s sports as well as for her generation of female soccer players and athletes. An ambassador for Right to Play and USAID among other organizations, she will continue to inspire others for years to come. In 2015, Wambach was named one of TIME 100’s Most Influential People @abbywambach