The New York Liberty had a disappointing 2020 season in the WNBA bubble, only winning two games — their worst season in franchise history. Just a few games into this season, the team already has more wins this year than all of last year as they are making a name for themselves as possibly early title contenders.
Oksana Masters is one of the world’s most accomplished—and versatile—athletes, having won eight Paralympic medals in three sports. This summer, she has her sights set on reaching the podium in a fourth, cycling.
Hit with a postseason ban stemming from an academic cheating scandal, Missouri softball was struggling to find motivation and reach its full potential. That is until new head coach Larissa Anderson came in and quickly turned things around.
ESPN analyst and reporter Maria Taylor joined ONYX host Monica McNutt for a conversation about being a Black woman in sports broadcasting.
Emily Kwok was one of the first women to compete in jiu jitsu and eventually became a two-time IBJJF World Champion.
Several team owners and players in the Negro Leagues were women, and their trailblazing contributions helped keep the league alive for several seasons.
Amanda Burrill is a United States Navy veteran who returned to her first love, running, to aid recovery from traumatic brain injury. She was kind enough to share her story with us.
Women’s Sports Foundation President Phaidra Knight is empowering women and raising money for female athletes through her new fashion line, PSK Collective. The line is dedicated to promoting body positivity by making clothing for women athletes of all shapes and sizes, and donates partial proceeds to the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Desiree Abrams is rising through the ranks in football officiating, and is showing other women and girls that it’s possible to be involved with all aspects of football.
Collette V. Smith, the NFL’s first Black female coach, opens up about her journey in football, being a survivor, and using her experiences to empower other women.
Team USA softball player Valerie Arioto was supposed to compete in her first Olympics this year. Instead, she’s helping others live their best lives.
As the popularity of women’s soccer grows rapidly in the U.S., Alyse LaHue and the NWSL’s freshly-branded Gotham FC want to stay ahead of the curve.
Kjahna O’s lifelong love for football has led her down a winding path in the NFL that led to her closer to her dream role of NFL scout.
Before being drafted No. 6 overall by the New York Liberty in the 2021 WNBA Draft, Michaela Onyenwere and her teammates at UCLA set out to make an impact around racial justice by creating the “More Than a D.R.E.A.M” campaign last year.
Women’s Gridiron Foundation CEO Dana Sparling found women’s tackle football when she was 37 years old. She doesn’t want this generation to have to wait that long.
After winning the 2020-2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, Stanford University kept its streak of winning at least one NCAA team championship each academic year for 45 consecutive years.
The Catch A Lift fund helps Melissa Leuck overcome the physical and mental injuries she suffered during her military service, while also providing support and a close community.
With a recent increase in viewership of the NWSL, there has been a rise in investments from many influential women.
Iraqi War veteran Melissa Stockwell found a new passion in sports after her life-changing injury. She tells all in her new book, The Power Of Choice.
The progression of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome threatened to end Tori Isaacson’s fencing career, but after embracing wheelchair fencing, she now has her hopes set on the 2024 Paralympic Games.
Tristin Keller didn’t expect her Twitter post about her first varsity football start to go viral, but she’s used this as an opportunity to inspire young girls everywhere.
Nnenna Akotaobi, the former executive director of the Black Women In Sport Foundation, discusses how her experience as an athlete has helped prepare her for her professional career.
The MMA world may know Holly Holm best for her viral knockout of Ronda Rousey in 2015, but the former bantamweight champion still has her best days ahead of her.
Blake Bolden won multiple league titles during her professional playing career in the CWHL and NWHL. She’s now the first Black female pro scout in the NHL.
Cailey Hutchison balances a packed schedule of classes, labs, coaching, and being a professional hockey player for the Metropolitan Riveters.
Olivia Rosenblum, a fourth-grader from New York, is pushing the worldwide leader in sports for more coverage of women’s sports.
Meet Katy Sullivan, actress, producer, writer and oh, by the way, record-smashing Paralympic track and field athlete.
Shasta Averyhardt discusses her love for golf, being a Black woman in a historically white-dominated sport, and more in this edition of ONYX.
Don’t let her age fool you. Pepper Persley isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions, and she’s already earning the respect of women athletes because of it.
Tori Franklin shattered school records at Michigan State University in the triple jump, and is now a two-time American record holder who’s just getting started.
University of Miami senior Samantha Goldman hopes to inspire women to find their way into the “boys club” through her work in football.
Adrienne Smith was always destined to play football. Today, one of the most decorated female football players is breaking down barriers for the next generation of girls in the game.
Alexis Belton is one of the best long drivers in the world, but it wasn’t until she participated in the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship that she realized she could make it in a sport that’s not known for its diversity.
Renee Powell’s legacy began with a phenomenal amateur and professional golf career, but it carries on with her dedication to equality and access for all in the sport.
GoodSport caught up wtih NFL coach Jennifer King before the start of the 2020 NFL season. After the season, King made history as the first full-time Black female coach in the NFL.
Following in the footsteps of her legendary mother, Traci Green inspires a new generation of players.
Black Athlete Sister Circle aims to change the culture around collegiate athletics for black women, who are critically underrepresented in college administrations.
Girls on the Run is an after-school program designed to inspire girls of all abilities to recognize and embrace their inner strength.
Shaakira Hassell overcame bias and hardship to become the first African-American woman to lead a strength and conditioning program in college sports.
Jennifer Kisslinger and Katie DiChiaro want to instill confidence in girls by showing that they belong everywhere — even a football field.
At nine years old, Pepper Persley has taken the 2020 WNBA season by storm, shining a bright spot on an unconventional season.
Diahann Billings-Burford is working to improve race relations while inspiring leaders in sports to produce positive change and achieve social justice.
Noelle Lambert was one of the best lacrosse players at UMass Lowell, but lost her leg in an accident before her sophomore season. Lambert not only battled back to the box, but worked her way to a spot on the U.S Paralympic Track and Field Team.
Professional volleyball will finally have a home in the U.S. in 2021. Athletes Unlimited Volleyball league brings 44 athletes to Dallas to compete in a brand new style of league play.
University of Wisconsin senior Samaria Bruce is poised to make a splash in professional sports following her graduation in May.
Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson have officially retired from professional hockey, but will continue to fight for the players and for equality in the sport at all levels.
Overtime host and digital content manager Chloe Pavelch joined ONYX host Monica McNutt to discuss being a Black woman in sports, authenticity, and insprining the next generation of female athletes.
Tiana Jones first picked up a golf club at age 3, and since then her passion has grown exponentially. Jones is just the 7th African-American female PGA member and continues to strive for greater diversity in golf.
So much has changed in the year since the South Carolina Gamecocks last won the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, but they still managed to leave the 2021 tournament with another title.
Teevyah Yuva Raju is ready and willing to take on any challenge that comes her way. After moving across the country to transfer to Cornell University, she decided to try a new sport: men’s heavyweight rowing.
Rianna Rios, a former sergeant in the U.S. Army, has two passions in life: serving her country and her boxing career.
GoodSport caught up with former U.S. women’s ice hockey team member Shawna Davidson to discuss her incredible career and growing the game for the next generation.
Swin Cash, an NCAA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and WNBA champion, now works as the VP of basketball operations for the New Orleans Pelicans. She discusses all that and more in this edition of ONYX.
Billie Jean King and eight other women took a risk to form their own professional women’s tennis tour in a fight for equality on the court.
Cherre Marshall moved from the battlefield to the football field thanks to the Soldiers To Sidelines program.
Claressa Shields is widely considered to be one of the greatest female boxers ever. Now, she hopes to make history by dominating in a second sport.
Hilary Muehlberger played sports before she was injured in a car crash, but found a community in adaptive sports that led her to Ms. Wheelchair America.
Lesley Visser is a sportscaster who has broken all the barriers and has a career defined by firsts.
Sarah Fuller made history kicking for Vanderbilt’s football team. So how does this affect the future of football?
Robin Wallace grew up playing baseball, but never thought a career in the MLB was possible. She’s now the league’s first female full-time scout.
Phaidra Knight became a rugby legend because of her fierce and physical style ofplay. The hall-of-famer now uses her celebrity to help make a difference in the lives of others.
GoodSport met with Teevyah Yuva Raju to discuss her journey as a walk-on coxswain at Cornell, her internationally recognized agriculture research, and increasing opportunities for minorities in rowing.
Gaby Chau, a former fencer for Boston College, is one of the youngest coaches to lead an NCAA Division I team.
Orlando Pride’s Toni Pressley defeated breast cancer, and now she’s using her voice to inspire other women to be proactive about getting tested.
Cailin Curry competes against some of the best in the nation and doesn’t consider blindness a disadvantage in any way.
Wounded during battle, Elizabeth Marks rises to win a Paralympic gold medal for the country she fought for.
Manon Rhéaume is the only woman to ever play in any of the major North American pro sports leagues. In 1992, the goalie played in a preseason game for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Oh, and she was only 20 years old.
Being relentless is a powerful tool in sports and in life. Emily Pappas is helping young girls optimize their performance in both sports and in life.
Kim Ng started her career as an intern for the Chicago White Sox. More than 30 years later she’s baseball’s first general manager.
Emily Jaenson of the Reno Aces is the first female General Manager in Minor League Baseball’s Pacific Coast League in nearly two decades.
Victoria Lee is the latest Lee sibling to join One Championship, the world’s largest martial arts organization. The 16-year-old prodigy has the potential to be MMA’s next big star.
Kristine Lilly is one of the most decorated players in the history of US soccer. Sheis on a mission to help girls and women in sports.
The biggest night in women’s sports had a different format for the WSF’s 41st Annual Salute to Women In Sports gala, but that didn’t make it any less inspiring, encouraging, or impactful.
She is a renowned skater, street artist, and musician. There is very little that Lola can’t do.
Hofstra University is prioritizing voting ahead of the 2020 election. GoodSport spoke with two female athletes who discuss why this move is so crucial.
Olympian Meghan Duggan announced her retirement from hockey, but she leaves more than just a successful hockey career behind.
The NFL is unquestionably America’s dominant sports league. Tom Brady’s new head coach is leading by example by giving women a chance to shine.
An NHL experience inspired Renee Hess to create the Black Girl Hockey Club. The community focuses on making hockey more inclusive for Black female fans and allies.
Hall Of Famer Rebecca Lobo is a guiding light for girls and women who want to chase their dreams in sports.
The Women’s Sports Foundation hosts their Annual Salute to Women In Sports event on October 14th, which will be broadcasted for free on Yahoo Sports.
Women’s rugby players around the world united in support of the #IamEnough social campaign, which celebrates body positivity in women’s sports.
Wyomia Tyus is a black track and field star who broke records and fought for equality at the Mexico City Olympics which are most known for American athletes protesting racial inequality back home
These 10 women are some of the greatest coaches of all time–they have driven their own teams to greatness, and raised the level of play for all of women’s athletics.
The four women who make up the U.S. Women’s National Beach Volleyball team and the fourteen women who make up the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Volleyball team all carry with them a long list of accolades that displays their athletic prowess–these are just a few of those names you should know.
The biggest names in U.S. Softball including Rachel Garcia who is set to compete in the Olympics.
Alysa Liu is a trailblazer among American figure skaters, setting records every time she takes the ice.
In the first part of the 2019-2020 season, Sam Kerr, captain of the Australian National Team, relinquished her commitments to the W-League and the NWSL and signed with Chelsea FC Women, bringing her unmatched dominance to one of the greatest leagues in the world.
Kim Davis has a big job of making the NHL a more inclusive and diverse league, and she’s already made a large impact.
Lindsey Harding is paving a path in the NBA for other women to follow.
The Olympique Lyonnais Féminin is one of the best soccer teams in the world. Now, fans can watch their success in their new documentary.
Despite knowing her actions would cause negative consequences with the IOC, Gwen Berry raised her fist to protest racial injustice at the 2019 Pan-Am games.
The boston marathon didn’t allow women to compete. Kathrine Switzer got lucky but had to fight off bias and a physical assault to finish.
Gevvie Stone is an Olympic medalist who is also training to be an emergency room physician.
These ten ballers not only dominated on the national stage, but also on the global stage.
Odessa Jenkins wants people to know that women play tackle football, too. The Women’s National Football Conference is showcasing what these women can do.
Emily Zaler joins growing list of women in the NFL to be hired in full-time coaching roles.
Move United, formerly known as Disabled Sports USA and a proud partner of GoodSport, is the leader when it comes to creating athletic opportunities for kids and adults with disabilities.
Sports bras are essential for young girls who want to compete in sports, but aren’t accessible to everyone. The Sports Bra project wants to change that.
She’s a legend in field hockey and lacrosse who now helps young African-American athletes as co-founder of the Black Women in Sport Foundation.
Recently retired Jill Ellis is helping to eliminate the gender gap in coaching by helping women go father with their coaching certifications.
Brazil’s Women’s National Soccer team was recently given equal pay to their male counterparts. What does this mean for soccer in the rest of the world?
Allie Quigley is the Chicago Sky’s all time point scorer. Here’s a look into how she got there.