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Title:
Women of sports ; the best of the best in soccer
Author:
Rutledge, Rachel.
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Discusses the past and future of women's soccer and presents biographies of eight of the sport's most famous players: Michelle Akers, Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, Carin Gabarra, Mia Hamm, Kristine Luly, Carla Overbeck, and Brianna Scurry.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1070 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 2.0 28929.
ISBN:
9780761313151

9780761307822
Format :
Book

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Summary

An introduction to women's soccer is followed by a brief history which focuses on some of the sport's past stars and pioneers. Each of eight chapters features an athlete with information on her early life, how she got to where she is today, her athletic accomplishments, quotes from her and about her, a tip or playing technique, statistical charts, and, most important, a defining moment in her athletic career. Featured athletes are Michelle Akers, Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, Carin Gabarra, Mia Hamm, Kristine Luly, Carla Overbeck, and Briana Scurry. The final chapter of the book will look at the future of the sport and identify some up-and-coming stars.


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Featuring profiles of Michelle Akers, Joy Fawcett, Carin Gabarra, Mia Hamm, Kristine Luly, and others, this book also covers the evolution of women's soccer, providing a brief history, stats, and more. Photos, many in color.