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Author: Jessa Braun

Jessa is a fourth year Community Health major at Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford campus). She is the Sports Editor for The Sputnik newspaper and is President/EIC of Her Campus LB. She captains Laurier Brantford's varsity cross-country and soccer.

Sam Kerr leaving NWSL: for better or for worse?

Photo courtesy of Fox News. It’s been just over a week since Sam Kerr, 2019 NWSL MVP and leading scorer, confirmed her long-awaited move to Chelsea FC of the Women’s Super League (WSL) in England. European football fans are ecstatic while North Americans are upset to see her go. But how sad should National Women’s […]

NWSL expands to Louisville

Photo courtesy of NWSL. The NWSL will expand to Louisville in 2021, the league announced Tuesday. The expansion marks the first time the city has had a top-tier pro sports team since the American Basketball Association lost the Kentucky Colonels in 1976. Louisville, the league’s fourth expansion team, will play at Lynn Family Stadium, a […]

Reign FC clinches final playoff spot with win over Thorns

Theresa Nielsen and Jodie Taylor celebrate after Nielson assists Taylor with the opening goal. (Photo credit: Jane Gershovich/isiphotos.com) TACOMA, Wash. (Sept. 29, 2019) — The Seattle Reign FC defeated the Portland Thorns FC for the third time this season with a 2-0 victory on Sunday. The Reign’s win clinched the NWSL’s fourth playoff spot. Jodie […]

Mystics return to WNBA finals

(Photo courtesy of Monumental SportsNet Twitter account.) LAS VEGAS (Sept. 24, 2019) – With WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne’s 25 points against the Las Vegas Aces, the Washington Mystics are finals bound for the second straight season. The Mystics defeated the Aces 94-90 in Game 4 to close their best-of-five semifinal series on Tuesday night. […]

Rapinoe wins Best FIFA Player and gives moving speech

Photo courtesy of Getty Images. American World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe won Best FIFA Women’s Player on Monday and used her acceptance speech to address issues including racism, homophobia and sexism. The midfielder was a key player for the U.S.A. during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, scoring enough goals to get the Golden Boot […]