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Michelle Akers  

Gold Medal winner Michelle Akers has found living for Christ a dream come true--a dream all of us can have.

As a professional, Akers competed internationally and continued to accumulate an impressive array of records, awards, and accomplishments. She became the all-time leading goal scorer for the U.S. Men's and Women's National Team Programs and was widely recognized as the best female soccer player in the world.

Author of several books, including Standing Fast, which chronicles her battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and her overcoming of incredible obstacles to win a gold medal ... Her latest book The Game and the Glory is due out in April of 2000 Founder of Soccer Outreach International, an organization with the goals of initiating an international movement through soccer which will inspire, equip and send individuals and organizations to impart and mentor Christian-principled character, purpose, and leadership throughout the world.

Frequently speaks to children and adults in association with organizations like the Billy Graham Evangelical Association and other Christian agencies as well as performing clinics for soccer groups and teams all over the world. There is a soccer scholarship in her name endowed at Central Florida.

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