Weekly Breakdown - Mar 18-25
Another week, another exciting time for women! So much has happened this past week that includes women from cricket, hockey, basketball, and golf!
The USA Women’s Cricket team announced their coach!
Julia Price is officially the coach of the USA Women’s Cricket team! As a former cricketer of the Australian women’s cricket team, Price has played 84 One Day Internationals along with being part of the teams that won the Women’s Cricket World Cups in 1997 and 2005. Price said this about being named, “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been appointed as Head Coach for the USA Cricket Women’s National Team. I believe that the potential for growth of cricket in America, particularly in the women’s game, is quite phenomenal.” Congratulations Julia, we can’t wait to see how the team does!
Alex Rigsby of the Calgary Inferno was named as the top goaltender in the CWHL!
The CWHL awards took place last Friday and we have a winner! Alex Rigsby of the Calgary Inferno was named as the goalie of the year after finishing with a 2.04 GAA, a .916 save percentage and a 14-2-1 record. She said this about the award, “I was very surprised - I wasn’t expecting it at all. The two other nominees are incredible goaltenders, who, when I’m playing them, I know I need to bring it because they’re going to be bringing their best. It’s just an honour to be nominated alongside them.” Congratulations on the award, Alex!
The 2019 WNBA Draft has a date!
Last week the WNBA announced that the 2019 Draft will take place on April 10th! That means that the draft will take place just three days after the women’s NCAA championship game in Florida. ESPN2 will be airing the first round starting at 7:00 pm, with the second and third rounds taking place on ESPNU at 8:00 pm. The top four lottery picks are currently held by Las Vegas, New York, Indiana, and Chicago. Good luck to all of the ladies who will be there!
Na Yeon Choi has returned to the LPGA after an 11 month hiatus!
After spending the last 11 months off the course, Na Yeon Choi made a strong comeback! In her first competitive round back on the LPGA Tour, Choi was bogey-free and 7-under par 65 at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. Choi has spent the last four years battling a back injury, affecting her both emotionally and psychically. She said this about being back, “I'm very happy to be back on tour.” Welcome back, Na Yeon! We can’t wait to see how you do this season!