USWNT 1985-2000. FIFA Player of the Century. 2x FIFA World Champion. Olympic Gold Medalist. Founder Michelle Akers Horse Rescue & Outreach, Inc, sanctuary for horses & animals; connecting humans for healing, empowerment.

  • What is your favorite quote? Just remember that Dumbo didn’t need the feather; the magic was in him —Stephen King
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? Winning world cups, Olympic gold. Losing a World Cup. Injuries, surgeries, rising above. Fighting for equality and opportunity. Being a pioneer for female athletes and sport of soccer.
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? Horses and animals. The great outdoors.
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? My son. His authenticity, heart, strength of character, gentleness, generous spirit, honest perspectives, and desire for genuine connection and good for all. He is the best of what I aspire t
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