Alex Morgan helped bring home the trophy for the US Women’s National Team at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup playing in every single Final game. But Alex Morgan is kicking ass off the grass as well. Her young adult soccer series, The Kicks, is being published by Simon & Schuster; the first book debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times Bestseller list for youths, and Amazon has bought the rights for a TV show. And last year, she was one of the first female athletes to appear on the cover of a FIFA video game, putting an end to a male-dominated FIFA franchise, and thus becoming a role model for women around the world.
FACT: Alex Morgan’s nickname among teammates when she played for the U.S. Women’s National Team was “Baby Horse,” because she was young, fast and ran kind of like a horse. Good luck picturing what that looks like.