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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Sumo wrestling is recognized as the national sport of Japan. It’s also traditionally been a male-only sport, but it’s gaining popularity among women and they are fighting for their place in history.
Former Rutgers women’s soccer coach Glenn Crooks talked to GoodSport about coaching, recruiting, and rebuilding a soccer program with in-state talent.
Former UFC champion Miesha Tate came to the rescue when six-year-old Kai broke her arm atop Nevada’s Mount Charleston
The NWSL have announced that they will have a new team for the 2021 season; Racing Louisville FC. Additionally, they will run a youth academy that started in March.
Kelley O’Hara’s impressive soccer career spans numerous teams and positions, and she hopes to use her success to inspire other female athletes.
A war cost Christy Gardner her legs, but it couldn’t take away her fighting spirit.
Megan Rapinoe is much more than just a soccer star on the Women’s United States national team. Rapinoe is a vocal social activist who never shies away from controversy.
Childhood prodigies Valentina and Antonina Shevchenko reign supreme in both kickboxing and MMA.
Tori Miller used her basketball experience and perseverance to become the first female general manager in the NBA G League.
WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert has a strong basketball background which suits her perfectly for her role as the leader of the league.
The WNBA 2020 Season will be dedicated to fighting systemic racism in the United States. Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed at the hands of Louisville Police Officers, will be featured on the back of their jerseys as the first motion of the league’s new platform, The Justice Movement.
The 2020 WNBA Draft featured a number of successful NCAA women’s basketball players–these five are expected to make an immediate impact for their teams in the upcoming season.
Maryam Shojaei is the sister of Iranian soccer star Masoud Shojaei, and has been campaigning for all Iranian women to attend soccer games and put an end to a 40 year ban.
Star actress Geena Davis made the shift from acting to professional archery late in her career, and her promotion of girls and women in sports has remained unwavering.
D-D Breaux, the longest tenured coach in the history of the SEC, resigned as Louisiana State University head gymnastics coach in August 2020.
Michelle Tom returned home to help a community in its battle against the deadly pandemic.
Gianina Thompson uses her drive and perseverance to land big jobs in the sports industry.
Why The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Is The Most Dominant And Beloved Squad On And Off The Field
The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has been one of the most successful and influential teams to wear the United States jersey, or any jersey, for that matter, over the past 25 years.
Stanford soccer star Sophia Smith is expected to take the NWSL by force as she transitions from the NCAA into her professional career.
Tina Charles is a staple contributer on every team she plays for, but her talent extends past basketball. She added filmmaker to her resume in 2019.
The Challenge Cup tournament brought in historic viewership numbers for the NWSL, thanks to broadcasting deals with CBS and Twitch.
While Hilary Knight never intended on stepping into the spotlight, her poise and persistence on and off the ice has made her the face of change for USA Hockey.
Serena Williams and Lindsey Vonn are some of the best at what they do on the court and on the slopes, and they look stunning while doing it.
The Memphis Grizzlies added Sonia Raman, all-time winningest coach in MIT athletics, to their staff as an assistant. Raman’s hire makes her the 14th woman in NBA history to hold a coaching position.
A tweet from Utah Royal’s attacker Tziarra King called the NWHL to action. It resulted in an improved apparel line with better representation.
Kim Perrot helped lead the Houston Comets to back-to-back WNBA titles in 1997 and 1998. She died of cancer during the 1999 season, but her legacy lives on.
Columbian flyweight Alejandra “Azul” Laura’s viral 2019 weigh-in brought urgent attention to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
Ali Krieger’s road to success has been anything but a straight line, but her unwavering dedication to the sport and to her teammates make it easy to see why she is invaluable to the USWNT.
Australia and New Zealand to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup–what could this tournament mean for these countries and women’s soccer?
After two retirements and three children, International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Kim Clijsters is ready to compete on the world stage again.
Simone Manuel creates her own special lane in swimming, winning gold medals on the way to making history.
Tatiana Suarez had her sights set on an Olympic gold medal, but discovered a new passion after thyroid cancer sidelined her from the 2012 Summer Games.
Boomer Esiason Foundation supports runner Abby Dwyer as she balances Cystic Fibrosis and Motherhood.
Hannah Burnett, a former captain for the UMass women’s lacrosse team, always wanted to work for the NFL. At 25 years old, her dream is already a reality.
Cammi Granato, one of the most decorated players in the history of hockey, take her career to the front office for the NHL’s newest expansion team.
Corliss Fingers has been pushing athletes to be their best despite whatever challenges stand in their way.
These female athletes are doing much more than stealing the spotlight in their sport–they are using their platforms to fight for social justice.
Sue Bird will go down in history as one of the best basketball players in the world, but she’s more concerned with what happens off the basketball court.
Natalie Portman is one of many star-studded owners to have a stake in the newly announced NWSL team, bound for Los Angeles.
Odyssey Sims gave birth to her son in April. Four months later, she is back on the court ready to compete for a WNBA Championship.
Kathryn Nesbitt made history as the first woman to referee an MLS Championship game, but she’s proven to be more than qualified for the job.
Angela James was the first superstar of her sport, earning the nickname, “The Wayne Gretzky of women’s hockey.”
Michelle Carter, a gold medalist in shot put, uses her platform to help young girls achieve their goals and dreams.
Crystal Dunn is as versatile off the field as she is on it. The soccer star is using her voice and standing in the game to help in the fight for gender equality.
Nicole Lynn makes her mark in the world of professional sports agents.
Ellen Hill Zeringue used persistence and hard work to land a big job with the Detroit Tigers, and she hopes to set an example for young girls.
From her years as a champion in the WNBA and the Olympics, Dawn Staley has continued to be a dynamic leader off the court.
Andia Winslow was the first Black female golfer to play in the Ivy League. She’s also a fitness expert, voiceover actor, and activist.
Naya Tapper didn’t start playing rugby until college. Now’s she the one everyone is chasing in the sport as she sprints towards greatness.
Candice Storey Lee waited patiently to make history at Vanderbilt University as the first black athletic director in the SEC.
Sylvia Fowles’ defensive skills led her to become the WNBA’s all-time leading rebounder in the midst of her impressive, record-shattering career.
Professional ice hockey player Sarah Nurse is now a PWHPA board member. Her presence is vital in diversifying and growing professional women’s hockey.
Carla Williams paid her dues to become the first female African-American athletic director at the University of Virginia.
Maya Moore stepped away from basketball to help free an innocent Missouri man in prison. His sentence was overturned in July 2020 after serving 23 years.
Scott Pioli is setting a new standard for the NFL, forcing the powerful men within it to pay attention to highly qualified women in the industry.
Kuylee Pettit needed something to help occupy her summer days as an eight-year-old girl growing up in Big Bear City, California. Her father had a suggestion.
At just 15 years old, Coco Gauff became one of America’s most beloved tennis players. At 16 years old, Gauff is using her voice to inspire social change.
Overcoming adversity to win Olympic gold, swimmer and civil rights attorney Nancy Hogshead-Makar has dedicated her life to fight for equality.
Kara Lawson made history as the Boston Celtic’s first female assistant coach. She’ll take her expertise to Duke University to head the women’s basketball team, making her the first black coach in program history.
As the softball head coach at the University of Illinois, Tyra Perry is currently the only African-American female head coach in the Big Ten conference.
Sarah Dowalo and Regan Ware began their softball collegiate careers at different schools, but transferred to La Salle University for a new environment.
WNBA champion Natasha Cloud is the first female basketball player to sign with Converse, and the brand is hopefully starting a trend in athlete endorsements.
The top prospect in the 2020 NHL Draft is represented by Émilie Castonguay, who could make history as the first female NHL agent to work with a No. 1 pick.
After 43 years of coaching and 30 seasons with UConn, field hockey coach Nancy Stevens retires as the winningest field hockey coach in NCAA history.
Sydney McLaughlin competed in her first Olympics at only 17 years old. Her career is just beginning despite the many records she already holds.
The series will be called Onyx: Celebrating Black Women in Sports and will be hosted by MSG Network commentator and former Georgetown University basketball captain Monica McNutt.
Poised, insightful, and outspoken, GoodSport’s Monica McNutt is equally as impressive on-air as she was on the basketball court.
Born in Senegal, Rama Sy grew up in a place that suppressed women. Now in the US, she hopes to go back and make a difference.