Thirty year-old Hope Solo is a goalkeeper for the Seattle Sounders Women. Taught to play soccer as a child by her father, Solo has been enjoying an exciting career as a professional soccer player. She has been playing for the United States national soccer team since 2000 and was named to the US Olympic team in 2004. Solo was instrumental in the 2008 win against Brazil that won the United States the gold medal in women’s soccer. Solo began her soccer career as a forward, scoring 109 goals in high school. She led her team to a state title in her senior year. Though she successfully played forward in high school, Hope Solo switched to goalkeeper at the University of Washington and was a three time All American. Solo played professional soccer in Philadelphia, Sweden and France, Saint Louis, Atlanta and the now disbanded team, DIRECT TV, magicJack before signing with the Seattle Sounders. Following five consecutive wins, the US Women’s Soccer Team prepares for the 2012 Olympics. Hope Solo will be the starting goalkeeper again, despite a positive drug test and public warning. Hope Solo was a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” 13th season. She finished in fourth place. Solo also appeared in ESPN’s 2011 “Body Issue”.
If you are a basketball fan who loves to watch women’s basketball, you might be feeling a bit stressed out by the performance of the Notre Dame women’s basketball team. In fact, a lot of people have stopped rooting for the team because they fear that they will never actually win a championship. Although it can certainly be stressful and unsettling to see that your favorite team never actually pulls off the big game, this doesn’t mean that you should give up on your Continue Reading »
Even with women’s sports leagues and events standing shoulder to shoulder with the men’s leagues, it still seems like the former doesn’t get quite the same amount of coverage as the latter. Even if you have a great sports television provider like http://www.cable-tv.com/cheap-cable/, you tend to see more of the male leagues.
So how does one go about tracking down women’s sporting events amidst all the mainstream coverage that’s floating around out there?
There are quite a few different ways and we’ll briefly touch upon a few of them:
- Television. Yeah, we mentioned how you still get more coverage of the men than the women, but television is still a great place to start looking.
- Another great place to look is the radio, although you might want to stick to satellite radio with the specialized channels. Podcasts devoted to women’s sports are also a great way to keep up.
- And, if all else fails, there is the internet. You could type “women’s sporting events” in almost any search engine of your choice and find what you’re looking for.
As you can see, there are lots of different ways you can keep track of women’s sports, no matter how you decide to go about it.
When you talk about Women’s College basketball UConn has to always be at the top of the list of title contenders. Many people wonder if they will ever have a bad year. The truth is there are many things that UConn Women’s College Basketball program has going for itself. Can the UConn Women’s Basketball continue the domination they have shown? Let us take a closer look at this question to see if they can continue their success.
There are many different reasons the UConn’s Women’s Continue Reading »
If you didn’t know about Baylor University before this year, you probably do now. The small Christian university in Waco, Texas is home to the only basketball team to boast a 40-0 season, culminating with a NCAA tournament championship.
The Lady Bears’ coach Kim Mulkey lead the team to a record setting season following a disappointing loss in the Elite Eight in 2011. When neighboring school Texas A&M won the championship, the Lady Bears decided they had to win this year. This year they planned to finish their unfinished business Continue Reading »
When people think of college basketball coaching greats, they often think of John Wooden or Coach K or Bobby Knight, but you cannot deny adding Pat Summit to that list. Coaching since 1974 at the University of Tennessee, she is the all time win’s leader for any division, men’s or women’s. She has won 8 national championships, just two short of John Wooden’s all time record. Every single one of her 38 seasons as the Lady Vols coach was a winning one. Continue Reading »
Mia Hamm, full name Mariel Margaret Hamm, is a retired American soccer player born on March 17th, 1972. She played as the position of forward on the United States Women’s National Soccer Team. She is also known for founding Washington Freedom. Her greatest accomplishment in the sport was that she scored 158 international goals. This is more than any other woman or man in the history of the sport.
She has also appeared in 275 international matches. The only person ahead of her in appearances is Kristine Lilly. She was also awarded the title of FIFA World Player of the Year Continue Reading »
Thirty year-old Hope Solo is a goalkeeper for the Seattle Sounders Women. Taught to play soccer as a child by her father, Solo has been enjoying an exciting career as a professional soccer player. She has been playing for the United States national soccer team since 2000 and was named to the US Olympic team in 2004. Solo was instrumental in the 2008 win against Brazil that won the United States the gold medal in women’s soccer.
Solo began her soccer career as a forward, scoring 109 goals in high school. She led her team to a state title in Continue Reading »