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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.

Highlights from NWSL’s opening weekend

Christine Sinclair, Tobin Heath and Caitlyn Foord celebrate a goal for the Washington Spirit. (Photo courtesy of NWSL.) The NWSL opened their 2019 season this past weekend with games played by eight of the league’s nine teams. Portland Thorns and Washington Spirit were the only two teams that came out with wins. The matchups were: […]

LUNA Bar closes gender wage gap for USWNT

The U.S. women’s national soccer team is finally going to be paid the same amount as the men’s team. The women will receive over $700 thousand, the difference between the men’s and women’s World Cup bonuses, but the paycheques are not coming from US Soccer. It was a granola bar company that stepped up and […]

NWHL expanding to Montreal and Toronto

The National Women’s Hockey League board announced a league expansion that now includes teams in Montreal and Toronto. According to a report by Emily Kaplan from ESPN, the additions will come into effect for this upcoming season. Other good news is that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the NHL has agreed to provide a larger […]

What’s next for the CWHL community

Photo by Chris Tanouye/CWHL. Courtesy of SBNation. The CWHL, founded in 2007, was the first successful women’s hockey league in North America and was home to world-class stars, including Natalie Spooner, Brianna Decker and Marie-Philip Poulin. None of the players and staff knew about the heartbreaking decision to fold the league until just before the […]

O’Hara out for 8-12 weeks due to injury

Utah Royals and US national team defender Kelley O’Hara is out for 8-12 weeks due to surgery on her ankle. The 2018 CONCACAF champion will have to miss the US national team’s November trip to Portugal and Scotland for a pair of friendlies. O’Hara underwent an arthroscopic procedure and had the loose bodies in her […]

Interview with Natalie Spooner

Natalie is a professional ice hockey player who plays for Team Canada and the Toronto Furies. She competed on Amazing Race Canada and is also an ambassador for Fast and Female, an organization that empowers girls in sport. Learn more about the Olympic Gold medalist and CWHL All-Star from the bio on her website. Photo from Natalie Spooner’s […]

Kerr is the first player to score 50 goals in the NWSL

Thanks to a hat trick in a 3-1 win against Sky Blue FC, Chicago Red Star’s Sam Kerr became the first NWSL player to reach 50 career goals. It was her second goal of the game that upped her goal count to 50, but the record setting didn’t end there. Thanks to her third goal […]

New NWHL team signs 2018 Olympic gold medalists

The newest team of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), the Minnesota Whitecaps, just signed two 2018 Olympic gold medalists: Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein. Having been former Minnesota Gophers (University of Minnesota), Junior Whitecaps and fans of the Whitecaps franchise, it only made sense for Brandt and Stecklein to want to join the Minnesota […]

Six Reasons Why Females in Sport are Empowered

​1. Strong support system Teammates, parents and coaches will always push you to be better and they’ll always want you to have fun and succeed. Not everyone in the world is lucky enough to have those motivators. Embrace it and let the support empower you to keep doing the great things you’re doing. 2. Good physical […]