Abby Wambach and Sarah Huffman are more than just teammates, and now they’re a lot more than just friends too.
The two soccer players, who have dated for years, were married this weekend in Hawaii.
The ceremony was held at a Kauai resort, with many of Abby’s Team USA teammates in attendance as well as other professional soccer players.
Wambach and Huffman are teammates on the Western New York Flash, a professional team that plays in Wambach’s hometown of Rochester, New York.
Huffman was a standout player at the University of Virginia, and after graduating in 2005 has played in a number of different professional leagues.
Abby Wambach has a somewhat deeper resume. She twice led the U.S. Women’s team to gold medals and was named FIFA World Player of the Year for 2012. She’s won U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year another five times.
In August she set another benchmark, passing soccer great Mia Hamm for most career international goals. In the match against South Korea, Wambach scored three times in the first 29 minutes, then netted another to break the record.
Even Mia Hamm, who ended her career in 2004, was rooting for Wambach.
“I’m just so proud of her … Just watching those four goals, that’s what she is all about,’ Hamm said. “She fights for the ball, she’s courageous and she never gives up. Her strength and perseverance is what makes her so great and it’s what defenders and opposing teams fear. From being her teammate early in her career, I know all she ever wanted to do was win, and she continues to do that. I’m just glad I got to share 158 with her. It was short, but it was fun.”
Abby Wambach and Sarah Huffman will have a little bit of time to enjoy married life. Their team doesn’t starts its season again until spring.