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.
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.
Shasta Averyhardt discusses her love for golf, being a Black woman in a historically white-dominated sport, and more in this edition of ONYX.
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.
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.
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.
Emily Kwok was one of the first women to compete in jiu jitsu and eventually became a two-time IBJJF World Champion.
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.
ESPN analyst and reporter Maria Taylor joined ONYX host Monica McNutt for a conversation about being a Black woman in sports broadcasting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At nine years old, Pepper Persley has taken the 2020 WNBA season by storm, shining a bright spot on an unconventional season.
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?
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.
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.
Diahann Billings-Burford is working to improve race relations while inspiring leaders in sports to produce positive change and achieve social justice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet Katy Sullivan, actress, producer, writer and oh, by the way, record-smashing Paralympic track and field athlete.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.