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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.

Lisa Baird conquers 2020 in her debut as NWSL commissioner

Lisa Baird was announced as the NWSL commissioner on Feb. 27, 2020. She knew she had big shoes to fill after multiple teams drew sell-out crowds and the league ultimately achieved a 70% increase in attendance during the 2019 season under Amanda Duffy’s watch.  Baird was ready. Then COVID-19 struck. Just three weeks into her […]

Thorns finish first in Fall Series with victory over OL Reign

Portland Thorns FC claimed the NWSL’s Community Shield in the league Fall Series with Saturday’s 2-1 win against the OL Reign. Christine Sinclair put both goals up on Portland’s side of the scoreboard while Amber Brooks scored for the Reign. With a successful penalty kick from Sinclair, the Thorns led 1-0 going into halftime but […]

Storm sweep Aces in Game 3 to win WNBA title

The Seattle Storm are 2020 WNBA champions after winning 92-59 in Game 3 of their best-of-five finals series with the Las Vegas Aces. The Storm are the first team to go undefeated in the playoffs since the Minnesota Lynx in 2013. Breanna Stewart, named WNBA championship MVP led the way for Seattle with 26 points. […]

Ten women who help the NHL to thrive

“Making it to the NHL.” Most of us picture a male hockey player achieving his dream of being an on-ice superstar. But getting into the league is a goal females have too. Among the many people working tirelessly behind the scenes are a bunch of strong-minded women helping the players shine bright on the big […]

WNBA’s top five moments from Week One

The WNBA saw an action-packed week, on and off the court, after beginning its season on Saturday. Fifteen games have been played already, starting with the Seattle Storm taking an 87-71 win over the New York Liberty. Defending champions Washington Mystics snatched the top of the rankings with their three wins and zero losses. Seattle […]

No. 8 Thorns take down undefeated Courage in Challenge Cup quarterfinal

Coming into the NWSL Challenge Cup, the North Carolina Courage were the favourites to win the tournament. The 2019 champions remained undefeated throughout the entire preliminary round, even scoring the most goals (seven) of any team. But the Courage’s promising road came to an unexpectedly short end in the first quarterfinal match when NWSL rookie […]