Gabarra, Carin (1965–)

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Gabarra, Carin (1965–)

American soccer player. Name variations: Carin Jennings; Carin Jennings-Gabarra. Born Carin Leslie Jennings, Jan 9, 1965, in East Orange, New Jersey; attended University of California, Santa Barbara; m. Jim Gabarra (soccer player and head coach of Washington Freedom), 1992.

Midfielder; played for 10 years on the national team, becoming the 3rd leading scorer with 53 goals in 97 starts in 117 international appearances; at World Cup, won a team gold medal (1991) and a bronze (1995); won a gold medal at Atlanta Olympics (1996); retired (1997); became head coach at Navy. Awarded the Golden Ball at World Cup tournament top player (1991); became the 2nd woman inducted into US Soccer Hall of Fame (2000).