Alex Morgan's perseverance
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What Alex Morgan was like as a kid
Like many girls raised on Southern California soccer fields in the post-99 World Cup boom, Alex dreamed of stardom. In an age where Brandi Chastain's penalty winner and Mia Hamm commercials flooded TVs, where efforts to cater to girls as athletes gripped the country, it was hard not to. America had caught soccer fever.
Against this backdrop, however, Alex's first steps to soccer glory were modest.
While her peers bypassed other sports for soccer and local leagues for traveling clubs as early as age 10, Alex juggled basketball, volleyball, track, and soccer well into her teenage years. It was not until she was 14 that she joined a club team and by then she was late to the game-an unknown on the competitive soccer scene.
Yet if her first steps up the mountain were quiet strides, Alex's next moves were boundless leaps.Armed with breathtaking speed and a nose for the back of the net, she dominated her club peers, continuing her ascent at Diamond Bar High School, where she finished as a three-time all-league pick and an All-American. In the blink of an eye, the unknown had taken the soccer world by storm.
Shadow on the mountain
Espen was a young teenage boy in Hitler era Germany. He warns people about Hitler's terrible plans through a newspaper that he hands out by throwing out to their doorsteps. He needs to avoid Hitlers henchmen by his first step in trying not to get caught. He was very careful...one move and he could get sent to prison or sentenced to death. Next he would only deliver papers when people were in bed because if one person saw him and told some one else he would be in a bad place. Finally he would hide everything so that they would not know that he was going against Hitler.