Weekly Breakdown - Mar 4-11
Another week, another exciting time for women! So much has happened this past week that includes women from soccer, hockey, golf, and even Adidas!
The England National Women’s Soccer Team won the SheBelieves Cup!
The SheBelieves Cup was last week and we have a winner! The England women’s team won against the Japan team 3-0 on March 5th. The three goals were scored by Lucy Stanforth, Karen Carney, and Beth Mead. The goals happened in the first 30 minutes of the match and held onto them for the rest of the game. The team also scored on three of only four shots on goal! Congratulations on the win ladies!
The NWHL announced the Newcomer of the Year award recipients!
With the end of the NWHL season right around the corner, the nominees for this years awards are being announced. Last week, the league announced the recipients for the Newcomer of the Year award! The Newcomer of the Year Award is the renamed Rookie of the Year award and has changed so that any player in their first season of the NWHL is eligible to be nominated. This year the nominees are Kendall Coyne Schofield and Jonna Curtis from the Minnesota Whitecaps and Shannon Szabados from the Buffalo Beauts. Best of luck to all of the players nominated this year!
Stacy Lewis was inducted into the 2019 Southeastern Conference Women’s Legends Class!
Stacy Lewis was honored on Friday night as she was inducted into the 2019 Southeastern Women’s Legends Class along with two other golfers! The award honors former student-athletes, coaches, and administrators that had an impact in women’s sports. Lewis attended the University of Arkansas and graduated in 2008. While she was there, Lewis was a four-time All American, bringing the school 12 victories while there. She was also 2005 SEC Freshman of the year, the 2007 NCAA DI Individual champion, and the 2008 SEC Championship individual medalist and player of the year. Congratulations Stacy!
Adidas will be giving Women’s World Cup Winners the same bonuses as the men!
This past Saturday, Adidas announced that they will be giving out the same bonuses to the women who are endorsed by the brand and are playing in the Women’s World Cup. Eric Liedtke, the Adidas head of global brands, said this in a statement, “Today we are announcing that all Adidas athletes on the winning 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup team will receive the same performance bonus payout as their male peers.” Adding on, “We believe in inspiring and enabling the next generation of female athletes, creators and leaders through breaking barriers.” We hope that other athletic brands follow Adidas lead to helping women athletes reach equal pay!