By Kaeley McEvoy
On Thursday, the San Diego SeaLions of the WPSL Pacific Conference announced the signing of former FC Gold Pride (WPS) midfielder Rosie Tantillo. Tantillo joins the SeaLions after helping lead her former club to the WPS Championship in 2010. Tantillo has also gained experience playing for the Pali Blues and Buffalo Flash in the W-League along with the U-21 and U-23 Women’s National Teams. (more…)
Our Game Magazine contacted former FC Gold Pride forward Eriko Arakawa prior to the earthquake and tsunami to get her take on the upcoming L1 League season. Arakawa, who plays for the Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies, responded this week. (more…)
By Val Henderson
The Stanford Athletic department was recently put under scrutiny when The Stanford Daily produced an article discussing “The list,” a catalog of supposedly easy classes that the Athletic Academic Resource Center made available to student-athletes for years. According to the article: “Stanford officials said the list was designed to accommodate athletes’ demanding schedules and disputed that the list was made up of easy courses,” however the article insinuates otherwise. Most notably, the article quotes Professor Donald Barr as having said: “(Stanford) accommodates athletes in the manner that they accommodate students with disabilities.”
Since the article’s publication, there have been countless responses as to the purpose and meaning of this list, entitled “Courses of Interest.” The validity of the information used in the article has been challenged, including Professor Barr’s claim that he was “egregiously misquoted,” but the integrity of the student-athlete experience has been put under critical review all the same.
In order to get some truths behind ‘the list’ as well as an honest view of the student-athlete experience at Stanford, I interviewed Marisa Abegg and Ali Riley, two former Stanford soccer players. These two women are prime examples of world-class athletes who had amazing collegiate soccer careers while keeping their academics a priority. (more…)
Kristen Graczyk, who played two seasons with FC Gold Pride in Women’s Professional Soccer has announced her retirement. The 27-year-old midfielder started 10 games and made a total of 16 appearances for the WPS Champions in 2010. In her first season with FC Gold Pride, Graczyk played in 20 games, starting 18 of them. (more…)
Former FC Gold Pride midfielder/defender Carrie Dew has signed with Sky Blue FC. The 24-year-old played two seasons for the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer champions. Dew was the 12th overall pick of the 2009 WPS Draft. (more…)
Throughout the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) season, Our Game Magazine writers had a chance to interview a number of players and coaches. Here are some of the more memorable quotes from the season. (more…)
Former FC Gold Pride midfielder Becky Edwards has signed with the WNY Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). The 22-year-old recently was called up by the U.S. U-23 team for its mid-December training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Edwards joins a Flash team that last week acquired Swedish international Caroline Seger and U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Yael Averbuch. (more…)
The Western New York Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) agreed to terms today with former Gold Pride defender and Canadian international Candace Chapman, midfielder McCall Zerboni, formerly of the Atlanta Beat, and former Gold Pride keeper Brittany Cameron. (more…)
Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) free agency officially began Wednesday, Nov. 17, and since then a handful of players have signed, either with their current teams, or in the case of some players, such as Allie Long, they’ve inked deals with new teams.
Long talked to Our Game Magazine Friday about signing with Sky Blue FC. Long played the previous two seasons with the Washington Freedom. The midfielder started 21 games for the Freedom in 2010. She scored two goals and had one assist. The 23-year-old UNC grad will be playing close to home, having grown up in Northport, N.Y.
“I’m really excited to be able to play for Sky Blue FC,” Long said Friday morning. “I’m hoping I can help my team win another championship, and it’s always nice that my family and friends can watch me a lot more now.”
The Boston Breakers announced Thursday the signings of free agent defenders Rachel Buehler and Kasey Moore. Moore has played the last two seasons with the Breakers, while Buehler played two seasons with FC Gold Pride, the 2010 WPS champions. Buehler also is a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Former Washington Freedom keeper Ashlyn Harris signed this week with the expansion Western New York Flash. In the recent Expansion Draft, the Flash selected defender Kaley Fountain from the Atlanta Beat and midfielder Beverly Goebel from the Washington Freedom. The Flash also unveiled their team logo.