Kids around Rochester have grown up watching Abby Wambach and the U.S. women's soccer team.
On Friday, it was the last day of soccer camp for these upcoming soccer stars, and because of Thursday's Olympic gold, every little girl wants to be the next Abby Wambach.
"I like when Abby Wambach scores a goal," said 7-year-old Sarah Kroetz.
"I think she's a really good player and she's really supportive of the team," said 8-year-old Mia Adler.
"We have too many Abby fans out there. They don't even know who some of the adults are that are instructing them sometimes," said Ofer Sankowski, a local soccer coach.
The U.S. women's soccer team beat Japan 2-1 in the gold medal game. Coaches at the Jewish Community Center of Great Rochester soccer camp say that victory has rubbed off on the youngsters.
"They're very excited about it. Everybody loves a winner, not that wininng is everything, the key is to have fun, but the feeling that the women's national team has a nice reputation and a lot of the kids follow it," said Sankowski.
For these kids, seeing a local superstar play in London helps them realize anything is possible. Coach Sankowski say it's part of the reason why the sport of soccer is growing in our community.
"No doubt that has sparked a lot of interest, especially with a big star being a local product, and these players have been talking about it, so sure I think it's going to be great, not just for the whole country that we won the gold medal, but in Rochester in particular, we can take a lot of pride," said Sankowski.
While everyone might not become an Olympian like Abby. Thanks to her inspiration, they are dedicated to the game.
"I just think it's really good exercise. I like being with my friends and it's a lot of fun," said Adler.
Coaches say you can bet a lot of these kids will go to see Abby Wambach and her teammates on September 1 when Team USA comes to Rochester.