Born in Diamond Bar, California to Pamela and Michael, Alexandra Patricia "Alex" Morgan, is best known as a soccer player.
She is a forward for the Seattle Sounders Women and member of the US Women's National Team. She also participated in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and 2012 London Olympics.
Growing up, Alex Morgan participated in several sports until she was 14. Alex said, "When I got too busy for school and 3-4 sports I had to choose which sports I loved most and soccer was always at the top of the list, oddly enough, because I loved to run" (allwhitekit.com).
Even though she didn't have the same experience as her teammates, she had talent. After graduating high school, Alex Morgan went on to play at the University of California at Berkeley from 2007-2010. She closed out her four years tied for the third all-time scorer in California history with 45 goals. While still a sophomore, she was named to the United States National Team that competed in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile. Afterwards, she allegedly received 27 marriage proposals on Facebook.
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In 2009, Alex Morgan became the youngest member of the Senior U.S. Women's National Team. She was subsequently drafted the #1 overall pick in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash.
In the 2012 London Games, Alex Morgan scored the winning goal in the semifinal match against Canada. She and the team then won the Gold Medal after beating Japan. Her teammates gave her the nickname "Baby Horse" because of her young age and her distinct running style.
When asked about her competitive edge, Alex Morgan said, "My dad and I have always played card games and kept score so when he won, he would sort of taunt me. I think that's part of where I got my competitive edge."
Alex Morgan appeared in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition wearing nothing but body paint. She said, "I love the way that you can't see anything, but yet you're kind of revealing a little bit. I was definitely happy and willing to do this."
Alex Morgan has agreed to write three books for Simon & Schuster aimed at adolescent girls.
Alex Morgan told the L.A. Times, "I could be a model for one night. But I'm also a professional soccer player and I like to be taken seriously on the field. People know there's more than one side to me. You can have beauty and brains and athletic ability. You can switch up the cleats for heels once in a while. You can do both."