Tina Ellertson and the Atlanta Beat have mutually terminated their contract, while magicTalk SC signed Megan Schnur, Sarah Huffman, and Australian Lisa DeVanna, who has played the past two years with the club formerly known as the Washington Freedom. In other WPS news, the league officially announced that the Atlanta Beat signed Cat Whitehill and that Sky Blue FC has signed Swedish international Therese Sjögran, who join the team in Turkey next month. (more…)
Women’s Professional Soccer announced Monday that the Atlanta Beat signed both Keeley Dowling and undrafted free agent forward Katie Bethke (University of Minnesota), who recently trained with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team. These two signings now bring the Beat’s roster up to 12 players. (more…)
Written by David Bayer
Happy Anniversary, Cat!
February 1st marks the five year anniversary of the “Testimony of Catherine Anne Reddick Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.”
You may know Catherine better as Cat Whitehill, 2003 Hermann Trophy winner as college soccer’s top female player, World Cup participant, 2004 Gold Medal Olympian, two-year Washington Freedom pro, animal enthusiast, and current member of the Atlanta Beat.
Four years ago, a bill was introduced which would have drastically damaged Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX is a federal statute which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs. Athletics-wise, women athletes are required to get their fair share of scholarship dollars and sports programs. (more…)
Another busy day around Women’s Professional Soccer as the Atlanta Beat signed former Washington Freedom and U.S. Women’s National Team defender Cat Whitehill, the WNY Flash signed former Sky Blue FC and USWNT midfielder Yael Averbuch, and the Boston Breakers re-signed Stephanie Cox. Also, WNY Flash Head Coach Aaren Lines talks to Our Game Magazine about one of his newest players, Caroline Seger. (more…)