Weekly Breakdown - August 12 - August 19

Another week, another exciting time for women’s sports. This past week includes women from surfing, ice hockey, lacrosse, and tennis! Read on to see what happened and catch yourself up! 

 

Sister surfing duo compete in the Wahine surf tournament.

Alaina and Julia Boos both competed in the Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic this past weekend. The sisters, aged at 11-years and 13-years old, have been surfing since they were young, competing in the classic each year. The classic takes place each year and is open to lady surfers of all and any ages, amateurs and professionals and will be competing in shortboard, longboard, tandem, pro and sup categories. We’re beyond proud of you girls!

 

The CHWLs Chinese team has been rebranded. 

After the contraction of the Vanke Rays, the CWHL has rebranded the Kunlun Red Stars as the Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Their goal for the upcoming season will be the Clarkson Cup. The CWHL and The KRS Vanke Rays are in a good spot though. They have filled 11 of their 25 roster spots so far and former Vanke Rays head coach Rob Morgan will be teaching the new team. Good luck to the KRS Vanke Rays this season!

 

The U.S. Women's U19 training team has been named. 

On Sunday, August 12th, head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller named the 36 players who will be training for the 2019 U.S. Women’s U19 team. The players were selected after a three-day try-out at the U.S. Lacrosse headquarters and consist of 12 attackers, 13 midfielders, eight defenders and three goalies. The team will begin training for the 2019 U19 Women’s World Championship on October 5th in conjunction with the U.S. Men’s and Women’s senior teams. Congratulations to all ladies who got in!

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Simona Halep won her second Rogers Cup title. 

Simona Halep, one of the top ranking players, took home the Rogers Cup title this weekend after beating Sloane Stephens, the third ranked player, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 on Sunday. The game was a rematch of the French Open final that Halep won as well; that match included 15 service breaks. Halep has won her last six meeting with Stephens. With this win, Halep has won her third title of the year and her 18th title overall. Congratulations Simona!

 

Simona Halep accepting her Rogers Cup trophy. 

Simona Halep accepting her Rogers Cup trophy. 

Anya Alvarez