From the library to national team

Updated: May 27, 2013, 1:05 PM ET
By espnW

U.S. women's national team star Abby Wambach can credit the public library in her hometown of Rochester, N.Y., for getting her start in soccer. And while her family's support has been instrumental, her focus, belief and mindset have been pivitol to Wambach's success.

"I actually first started playing soccer when I was, like, 4 or 5. The way my family kind of got into soccer growing up is that my sister [Beth], the eldest in the family, wanted to learn how to play. And my mom was ...

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