Weekly Breakdown - Jan 21-28

Another week, another exciting time for women! So much has happened this past week that includes women from hockey, soccer, and tennis!

Kendall Coyne competed in the NHL All-Star Game!

Kendall Coyne made history this past weekend by being the first ever female player to compete in the NHL All-Star Game! The Colorado Avalanche needed a replacement for Friday’s skills competition after Nathan MacKinnon bruised his foot. One tweet later and Coyne agreed! She competed in the fastest skater event where she posted a time of 14.346 seconds - finishing ahead of Clayton Keller. "They kept telling me they were a little nervous I would beat them," Coyne Schofield said. "I had full confidence in them, so to see them have full confidence in me is pretty cool.” Congratulations Kendall!

Photo Credit - Jeff Chiu, AP

Photo Credit - Jeff Chiu, AP

Naomi Osaka became the world No.1 in women’s single tennis rankings!

Congratulations is in order for Naomi Osaka this week! The tennis player became the world number one player in women’s single tennis rankings. The title came after her win in Saturday’s Australian Open Final. Osaka said this on the WTA website, “I’m beyond excited to become the new WTA World No. 1. I’ve always dreamt of being in this position and I am honored to be part of the elite group of players who have reached the No. 1 ranking.” Osaka in the youngest player since Caroline Wozniacki to win the award at only 21-years-old. We can’t wait to see how she does this year!

Image Credit - Reuters

Image Credit - Reuters

The USWNT won against Spain this weekend.

The USWNT didn’t let their loss to France the other week bother them for long. The team bounced back in their game against Spain by winning 1-0 last Tuesday. The single goal was scored by Christen Press in the second half right after coming in as a substitute. Next up for the USWNT is the SheBelieves Cup which will be taking place in late February through early March. Congratulations on the win ladies!

Image Credit - Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP

Image Credit - Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP

Benfica Women officially passed 300 goals in their first season.

Benfica Women have passed 300 goal benchmark in their first season! After being forced to play in the Portuguese Women’s League Second Division, the team has been a powerhouse since their first game. They had a 28-0 over Ponte de Frielas in September, then followed that up with another 28-0 win which helped them reach the 15 game mark and 261 goals with no reply. Then this weekend, they won 32-0 against CP Pego. Congratulations on the passing such a high accomplishment! We can’t wait to see what other goals you pass.

Image Credit - Benefica Official Website

Image Credit - Benefica Official Website

Anya Alvarez