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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.

Connecticut Sun advance to the WNBA finals

Jasmine Thomas led the Connecticut Sun with 29 points. (Photo courtesy of Connecticut Sun Twitter account.) LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2019) — Connecticut Sun swept the best-of-five semi-final series in three games against the Los Angeles Sparks. The 78-56 win on Sunday advanced the Sun to the finals for the first time since 2005, […]

NWSL bans fan who yelled racist comments at player

Photo courtesy of NWSL. A fan who yelled racist slurs at Portland Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch at last week’s Portland vs. Utah match has been banned from all NWSL games. The league issued the following statement on Sept. 14: “After a thorough investigation, the individual who made racist comments toward one of our players at […]

Sky Blue FC moves game to Red Bull Arena due to sellout crowd

Sky Blue FC captain Carli Lloyd. (Photo courtesy of Pro Soccer USA.) Despite Sky Blue FC being last place in the standings, there is no lack of interest in New Jersey’s NWSL squad. The team will upgrade from their humble 5,000-seat stadium to a 25,000-seat facility on August 18 due to an increase in attendance. […]

She the North: WNBA team coming to Toronto

If all goes well with the paperwork this summer, the Toronto Raptors will have a sister team by next year. The WNBA currently consists of 12 American teams and is the highest level of women’s basketball. Once the Toronto franchise is approved, the team will not only become Canada’s first professional women’s basketball squad, but […]

USWNT win their fourth World Cup title

Megan Rapinoe’s game-winning goal in the World Cup final earned her the Golden Boot title. (Photo courtesy of USWNT Twitter.) The US women’s national soccer team claimed their fourth World Cup title in front of a crowd of 57,900 on Saturday. They battled to a 2-0 win against the Netherlands, who are European champions but […]

The world cup starts in two days and this is how Canada will do

Canada’s 23-player roster was announced May 23, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Canada Soccer.) Clear your schedules. Turn the TVs on. Get the popcorn ready. The eighth FIFA Women’s World Cup starts June 7 and it’s going to be quite the time to be alive. Canada, as usual, is a top contender, coming in with a […]

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 […]