After playing soccer for four years in women's regional teams, mostly on the American West Coast, Alexandra Patricia Morgan became famous simply by playing on the U.S. Olympic women's team . . . because the team's superb playing turns its members into stars!
Alex Morgan was definitely a star of the show in London, where she and her teammates competed at the 2012 Olympics. The team won the women's soccer Olympic gold medal . . . again.
And that's the only way an American named "Alex" can ever get to play on an Olympic champion soccer team. ;-)