Thirteen-year-old Mo’ne Davis is far more than just a novelty: she’s a force to be reckoned with in a sport that’s been historically accommodating to white males. At 5’4, Mo’ne throws 70 MPH and is the first girl to ever pitch a shutout in Little League World Series.
The fame brought by the anomaly of a female player advancing so far will no doubt provide Davis with ample opportunities for future play, but many look forward to the day when the presence of girls and women in official baseball play isn’t such an anomaly.
Recent changes in NCAA monetary policies and their approaching implementation leave fans and participators in women’s athletics still guessing.
Seven freshman are joining the Fighting Irish for the 2015 season, pumping new blood into Notre Dame’s formidable lineup.
As the season opener looms, Iowa mourns the departure of Kristen Hahn, and looks to junior Caitlin Nolan to fill in part of the team’s gap.
Portland and Washington compete neck and neck for the coveted number three ranking, with the Thorns just barely scraping ahead.
There’s no doubt that the women of the NWSL possess masterful talent—but when the league is riddled with low wages and organizational difficulties, is talent enough to persevere?
The domestic violence charges filed against Hope Solo are an undeniable black mark on an otherwise worthy, fourteen year career, but many disagree with the NWSL’s ruthless promotion of the goalkeeper.
In the East, Washington and Indiana keep it tight as West Coast San Antonio accumulates another win.
Atlanta’s Shoni Schimmel earns her first Player of the Week alongside West Coast pick and second time winner Kristi Toliver.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India claims “underperformance” as a justification for neglecting their women’s team, but the root of the problem may be more administrative than athletic.
FIFA may face a lawsuit after the unfortunate choice to play Women’s World Cup games on artificial fields—a compromise no Men’s World Cup has ever been subjected to.
England’s Rugby team sweeps the World Cup amidst a triumphant media frenzy.