19. ANOUK HOOGENDIJK

Team: Netherlands
Hoogendijk has only two words of wisdom to help others reach her level of success: "Work hard." After overcoming a childhood illness, she appeared on the show Never Give In at age 12 to announce her intention to play for the all-boys' team, FC Utrecht. Her determination and hard work made her dream of playing for her hometown's soccer club a reality; she has been playing internationally with the Netherland team since 2004.