ALEX MORGAN, U.S.
Sport: Soccer Her 2008 Women's World Cup performance earned her soccer's Bronze Shoe and Silver Ball – and fans worldwide. Known for her trademark pink hair bands and ability to both score and assist, the 23-year-old Californian was the No. 1 WPS draft pick when she went pro and was up for an ESPY award for best breakthrough athlete. Off-field, she's earned even more fans when she posed in a soccer ball-themed "swimsuit" made of body paint in the 2012 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.