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Former FC Gold Pride midfielder Rosie Tantillo signs with San Diego SeaLions

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…)


Eriko Arakawa: “We don’t yet know how all of this will ultimately affect soccer in Japan”

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…)


“The List” revisited

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 retires from soccer

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…)


Carrie Dew signs with Sky Blue FC

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…)


Quotes of the year from Women’s Professional Soccer

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…)


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