She had always been crazy fast. At age 5 when she first began playing the beautiful game, she would outrun the boys on her team, flashing by them on her coltish legs. It was a natural ability that made her father beam with pride -- she had, after all, gotten her speed from him. Later would come dozens of titles and accolades from running track in her hometown of Vancouver, Wash. But it was to soccer that she ultimately gave her heart and speed.