Weekly Breakdown - Feb 25 - Mar 4
Another week, another exciting time for women! So much has happened this past week that includes women from soccer, hockey, and golf!
Sam Kerr was selected as the captain for the Australian soccer team!
The Australian National announced that they have a captain for the 2019 World Cup and it’s Sam Kerr! The 25-year-old might be young, but she already has 25 goals in 72 games for the Australian National Team starting all the way back to 2009. In the NWSL, Kerr has scored 16 goals while on the Chicago Red Stars to lead the league in that statistic. As of right now, Australia might be ranked 6th in the World but with Kerr at the helm we might see that turn around. Congratulations Sam, we can’t wait to see how you do as captain!
The USWNT celebrates National Women’s Month with powerful women featured on their jerseys!
National Women’s Month is here and the USWNT is celebrating in style! The team wore jerseys with the names of powerful women that they admire when they played against the England women’s team last week. Some of the women featured were J.K. Rowling, Beyonce, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mother Teresa, and even Cardi B! Becky Sauerbrunn, who wore Ginsburg name on her jersey, said this about the Justice, "She's a strong woman, and I think she's gone through quite a bit in her career ...and I think that she stood up for what she believes in, and she's fought for women's rights and gender equality, and I think that's something we're trying to do as a team ourselves, and she seemed like the perfect person to choose."
The RPI women’s ice hockey team came back and beat Cornell!
Last week was an exciting time for the RPI Engineers women’s ice hockey team! On Friday night, they played the Cornell Red and lost 1-2 but they came back on Saturday night by winning 2-0, earning Lovisa Selander a 49 save shutout. The comeback came as a surprise as Cornell currently ranks as number 4 in the national seed. Both games were part of the ECAC quarterfinals for the Right to Host Championship Weekend, with the other matchup being Colgate vs Clarkson. Congratulations on the win ladies!
Sung Hyun Park won the HSBC Women’s World Championship!
Sung Hyun Park has her sixth LPGA title after last week! The Korean player won with an 8-under 64 and two stroke victory at the HSBC Women’s World Championship on Sunday after Ariya Jutanugarn birded five of her seven holes on the back nine. Park had a slow start to the Championship, spending the first three rounds 3-over on the back nine. After the fourth round, she had a total of 15-under 273 on the course. With this win, Park is expected to bounce from 64th place to 4th place on the Race to the CME Globe. Congratulations on the win Sung Hyun!