Category: Opinion

Around the World of WoSo: NCAA Update and USWNT Close Out 2016

SIUE Stuns Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish were the number two seed and clear favorites to win but the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars played out of their minds. More specifically, sophomore goalkeeper Juli Ross was the hero on the pitch that night. Ross shut down Notre Dame’s chances, including 21 […]

Around the World of WoSo: Stanford Roll, Florida outlasts Arkansas for SEC Title, TCU Collapse, and 64 Teams Set to Dance

Stanford Keeps PAC-12 Title:  Stanford was my favorite to win this one, but the #21 ranked California Bears put a decent effort in. Within the first 15 minutes, each team had already scored, making for an exciting and unpredictable match-up. In the middle of it all was Andi Sullivan, a […]

In a time when our country is most divided, is the national women’s team most inclusive?

In case you missed it, there was a presidential election in the United States this past Tuesday. No matter how you voted, or whether you were able, you might have had some feelings about it the following day. There’s Nothing Like an Election to Remind You How Divided We Are […]

Around the World of WoSo: USWNT Youth Prevail, NCAA DI Conference Champions Crowned and DePaul Shocks Georgetown

USWNT Youth Show Promise: In the two friendlies with Switzerland over the weekend, the U.S. Women’s National team had five players make their senior debut. Among those were Lynn Williams and Andi Sullivan. Williams became the 20th player in USWNT history to score in her debut while Sullivan showcased her […]

Around the World of WoSo: South Carolina Survive, Wilkinson Continues to Shine and NWSL Pair End Year With Injury

Top 5 showdown between Duke and Virginia: These ACC powerhouses are ranked #4 and #5 respectively, and the Blue Devils backed that up with a big win over the Cavaliers on Saturday. It was a perfect senior night at Koskinen Field, as all six Duke seniors started the game and […]

Around the World of WoSo: NWSL Champions Crowned, Stanford Falls; New Blood for USWNT

Flash Stun Spirit in NWSL Final: Let’s be real. This game was messy, foul driven, and ended in penalty kicks. Not exactly the dream final between Western New York and Washington that I was hoping for. But the last 45 minutes of action, between the 30 minutes of extra time […]

Around the World Of WoSo: NWSL Semis Go Bananas

Washington Advance to NWSL Championship: The first ladies of professional soccer have finally advanced to the National Women’s Soccer League Championship after beating the Chicago Red Stars over the weekend. In a cold and rainy game, this was such a great matchup to have on TV for all kinds of […]

Chicago’s Best Football Team Isn’t the Bears, or the Fire

Last Sunday marked an eventful day for professional women’s sports leagues in Chicago. Both the Chicago Sky of the WNBA and the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL clinched their playoff spots in their respective leagues. Just last month, the Chicago Bandits won their fourth league championship for National Pro […]

Around the World of WoSo: A weird week

Seattle Reign Captain Announces Retirement: Keelin Winters has been captain of the NWSL club Seattle Reign since day one back in 2013 when the league began. She has been the heart and soul of this club without question. In her 85 appearances for the club, her role hasn’t necessarily been […]