HARRISON, N.Y. - Former University of Florida soccer standout Abby Wambach on Thursday became the all-time leading goal scorer in women's international soccer history. Wambach's 159th career international goal came in the first half of a game against the Republic of Korea to break the previous record held by Mia Hamm.
Wambach scored her record-breaking goal in the 29th minute of Thursday's contest with her third goal of the evening. Wambach finished with four of her team's five goals in a 5-0 win by the United States.
As a Florida freshman, Wambach was part of the Gators’ 1998 NCAA title team. She went on to earn National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) All-America first-team honors in 1999 and 2001. She was a four-time member of the All-Southeastern Conference first team and picked up the SEC Player of the Year award in 2000 and 2001. Wambach is the Gators' career leader in goals (96), assists (50) and points (242) and stands seventh on the NCAA Career charts in goals and points.