Abby Wambach shares life lessons at the College at Brockport

Abby Wambach was at the college on Saturday. (WHAM Photo)

Brockport, N.Y. - Abby Wambach was back in western New York Saturday.

The retired soccer star and former Olympic gold medalist shared personal stories with an eager crowd at the College at Brockport.

It was her first big public appearance in the area since announcing her retirement.

Brockport students 13WHAM spoke with were looking for both life lessons and inspiration.

"Being in the same room, it's just really exciting," said Meghan Field.

"It's great to hear about those small town heroes who make it big and be a big image to other people," added Joseph Reville.

Longtime Democrat & Chronicle sportswriter Jeff DiVeronica hosted the talk with Wambach as part of Brockport's homecoming weekend.

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