Weekly Breakdown - Feb 4 -11
Another week, another exciting time for women! So much has happened this past week that includes women from hockey, soccer, basketball and golf!
The NWHL All-Star Game was this weekend!
The NWHL All-Star Game was this weekend and it couldn’t have gone better! The attendance for the game was at 6,120, the largest crowd ever recorded to watch professional female hockey. But, Shannon Szabados came out as the true winner of the weekend though. Not only did her team win the game, Szabados also won the game's MVP honors and her team won the Skills Competition! Team Szabados won against Team Stecklein 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday with Amanda Kessel scoring the game winner. Congratulations to all the ladies who were there!
Arsenal Women are headed to the Super League final!
Congratulations to the Arsenal Women's team on making it to the Super League final! Vivianne Miedema scored the two goals for Arsenal in their 2-1 win over Manchester United last week. Now, Arsenal will have to face Manchester City, a two time Super League champion and FA Cup Holders. The two teams will face each other on February 23rd. Good luck to both Arsenal Women and Manchester City during the Final!
Christin Hedgpeth has been promoted to WNBA Chief Operating Officer!
Last week the WNBA announced that Christin Hedgpeth has officially been promoted to its Chief Operating Officer! Hedgpeth had been acting as the league's interim COO since October of last year and will continue to oversee WNBA strategy, business development and marketing functions. Mark Tatum, WNBA Interim President, said this about Hedgpeth, “Christy is an effective strategic leader and well-deserving of this promotion to COO. With her strong experience in sales and marketing, Christy will continue to play a key role in our efforts to build more corporate partnerships, expand our fan base and grow the WNBA business.” Congratulations Christin!
Celine Boutier won the ISPS Handa Vic Open!
We have a winner of the ISPS Handa Vic Open, Celine Boutier! For those who don’t know, the Vic Open is the first tournament to have equal pay for both men and women - and now Boutier to showing everyone that ladies can win too. With this win, she became a Rolex First-Time Winner! Boutier said this about the event, "I have heard so much about this event before from the girls playing in it and I was super-excited to come this year. It exceeded all my expectations. The courses were great, the people were amazing, the volunteers, the organization. Honestly just a really really good tournament." Congratulations on your first win Celine, we can’t wait to see how you do this season!