100 Women We Love 2015

We are thrilled to present this year’s 100 Women We Love—an incredibly diverse group of out entertainers, athletes, artists, activists, business leaders and elected officials.

ABBY WAMBACH

Abby Wambach is one of the most successful athletes the US has ever seen, with more international goals (182!) than any soccer star ever. (She also has two Olympic gold medals and has been named a FIFA World Player of the Year.) Another soccer player might sit back and admire those accomplishments, but Wambach is driven. She wants the ultimate prize, which has hovered, ever so tantalizingly, just out of her reach. “I want to finish my career off on a high note, play in this World Cup and bring home the World Cup to the United States,” she told the LA Times recently. “That would be absolutely a dream come true and a perfect way to end a career.” If she wins, it would not only be a life-changing personal victory but a significant national one, giving America its first Women´s World Cup title since 1999. The 35-year-old plays on our team as well, married since October 2013 to Sarah Huffman. “No matter who you are, how successful you are, you have to have a positive environment around you that keeps you balanced,” Wambach continued. “It´s nice having somebody in your corner [who] doesn´t look at you as a famous soccer star.” -GH