Briana Scurry ( U.S.)
Allowed only three goals in six matches; stopped Liu Ying's penalty kick in final—biggest save of Cup.
Brandi Chastain ( U.S.)
Made dangerous runs and several game-saving tackles; converted winning PK in final.
Joy Fawcett ( U.S.)
Solid marker; was dangerous on attack and netted match-winner against Germany.
Wang Liping ( China)
Helped blank Norwegian and U.S. attackers, who had combined for 32 goals in nine previous games.
Wen Lirong ( China)
Marshaled a defense that conceded a tournament-low two goals in her team's six matches.
Michelle Alters ( US.)
Terrorized opponents with aggressive play; tough tackling and defensive headers shredded China's midfield in the championship game.
Liu Ailing ( China)
Directed tournament's most prolific offense and scored two of her three goals in a stunning romp over Norway in the semifinals.
Sissi ( Brazil)
The World Cup's most dangerous free kicker; shared the tournament lead with seven goals.