It’s been a while since we released our list of up-and-coming starlets in the making aka “Emerging Hotties“. In fact, you’d have to go all the way back to 2007, which is like the 1970s in internet years. Back then, we picked Blake Lively, Summer Glau, Adrianne Palicki, AnnaLynne McCord, Odette Yustman, and Emily Blunt as the sexy chicks to keep an eye on in 2008. Looks like we were pretty spot on. Now, we’re bringing Emerging Hotties back with a whole new crop of cuties who are destined to occupy headlines, news feeds, and “fantasy files” in 2012. These young ladies are ready for flashing lights, first class flights, and VIP nights.
The youngest player on the team has been compared to Mia Hamm for her speed and nose for the goal. And what a cute lil’ nose it is. As a freshman at Cal in 2007, she was the leading scorer for the Golden Bears with 8 goals. Her first appearance with the US Team came in a match versus Mexico in March 2010. She scored her first international goal against China in October 2010. Her game-winning goal against Italy in November’s Women’s World Cup Playoff is considered one of the most important in recent US history.