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A weekly podcast about women's professional sports leagues in the US, equality and women's empowerment.
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Elevating Doubles Tennis w/ Hayley Carter
This episode we are joined by Hayley Carter, a professional tennis player with the WTA! Hayley is a former Tar Heel and plays tennis around the world on tour. She competes in doubles with Luisa Stefani and the pair have had quite a successful run the last two years (they won the 2020 Top Seed Open in Lexington, competed in the Final at the Internationaux de Strasbourg and made it to the quarterfinals at both the French Open and the US Open!). We hope you enjoy our chat and support doubles tennis!! Push for content, push for news, push for broadcast opportunities.  Follow Hayley on Instagram Follow Luisa on Instagram Follow the WTA's website and Instagram Follow She Plays on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Create your free account on our Fantasy Sports site here: she-plays.com CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST: Sports Break!
23:29
November 24, 2020
Playing Professional Basketball Abroad w/ Ashli Payne
This episode we are joined by Ashli Payne, Eastern Washington University alum and professional basketball player abroad. We chat about her experiences playing in Australia and in France - and what it was like be abroad when COVID started shutting leagues down. Follow Ashli on Instagram and Facebook Follow She Plays on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Create your free account on our Fantasy Sports site here: she-plays.com CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST: Sports Break!
25:51
November 17, 2020
The UFC Life with Julija Stoliarenko
We were thrilled to sit down with Julija Stoliarenko to chat about life as a big time fighter! She is first female UFC fighter both born and trained in Lithuania and she fights in the bantamweight division of the UFC. Julija is also an ILFJ Lethwei World champ as well as an IBJJF purple belts European champ. She joined us from her home in Lithuania and we loved hearing about her mental and physical preparation for fights, what it's like the week after a bout, and where she hopes the state of MMA/UFC fighting continues in her country. Follow Julija on Instagram and Facebook Follow She Plays on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Create your free account on our Fantasy Sports site here: she-plays.com CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST: Sports Break!
27:07
November 10, 2020
Could You Swim for 12 hours?! Marathon Swimming w/ Catherine Breed
Enjoy our chat with Catherine Breed, marathon swimmer and social activist! We hear all about her experiences of swimming across Lake Tahoe and the North Channel (the sea between Ireland and Scotland!). We talk about an encounter with a great white shark and how she prepares mentally and physically for such epic swims (12 hours! 58 degree water! Jellyfish stings!). She is also passionate about giving back and encouraging people to "get in the water!" She recently swam the Monterey Bay in CA and raised $3,000 for Diversity in Aquatics, an organization that promotes water safety, education and drowning prevention for minority groups. Catherine is such an inspiration - enjoy the episode! Follow Catherine on her website and Instagram Check out Diversity in Aquatics on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and their website Follow She Plays on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Create your free account on our Fantasy Sports site here: she-plays.com CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST: Sports Break!
26:26
November 3, 2020
The Ins & Outs of Rugby w/ Kristine Sommer
We got the chance to sit down with women's national rugby team player Kristine Sommer to learn all about this incredible sport and the community it creates. Learn about the ways we can support national and local players as they prep for the 2021 World Cup!  Check out the XV Foundation website and their Adopt an Eagle program!!! Follow Kristine on Twitter Follow USA Rugby on Twitter and Instagram The XV Foundation raises money to supplement the costs for players to compete in the USA Women's XV Program. "At present, the USA Women’s XVs Program is the only USA Rugby team without secondary funding.  To compete in an increasingly professional landscape, we must create a financially sustainable platform through diverse, direct, and transparent revenue sources." Follow She Plays on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Create your free account on our Fantasy Sports site here: she-plays.com CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST: Sports Break!
30:20
October 27, 2020
Digging into Beach Volleyball w/ Kelly Reeves!
Join us as we chat all things beach volleyball with Kelly Reeves! Kelly played one season of beach volleyball in 2013 while also playing indoor volleyball - and winning a National Championship - throughout her college career at UCLA!! She made her AVP Tour debut in 2016 where she qualified into the Main Draw in her first-ever tournament. She finished fifth and was named 2016 Rookie of the Year! Kelly has also spent time on the FIVB World Tour where she placed second in Cambodia back in February 2020. We can't wait to see what comes next for Kelly and loved our time chatting with her! Follow Kelly on Twitter and Instagram Follow AVP on Twitter and Instagram Follow She Plays on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Create your free account on our Fantasy Sports site here: she-plays.com CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST: Sports Break! Our first episode featuring Stephanie Allynne (The L Word: Generation Q and One Mississippi) dropped last week!
32:24
October 13, 2020
Why Investing in Women's Sports is a No-Brainer
This week we chat with Niky Scott, author of "WNBA & NWSL Social Media Sponsorship & Fan Insights" and all around guru when it comes to determining the value of social data in women's sports leagues. She's on a mission, along with her company Zoomph, to showcase just how valuable it is to invest with women in sports. Take a listen, check out her incredible article with the link above and give her (and Zoomph) a follow on Twitter to see her latest findings! Shout out to all of our fellow AKFC alums :) Follow Niky on Twitter  Follow Zoomph on Twitter  Follow She Plays on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Create your free account on our Fantasy Sports site here: she-plays.com SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEW PODCAST: Sports Break! Our first episode featuring Stephanie Allynne (The L Word: Generation Q and One Mississippi) drops this Thursday! 
38:20
October 6, 2020
Helping Athletes Know Their Worth w/ Chrissi Sanders
We are joined by Chrissi Sanders, CEO of Next Play Sports, as we chat all things on the business side of the sports industry. Chrissi has many years of experience in athlete endorsements and strategic partnerships, as well as in the venture equity world. Hear what Chrissi is doing to create more opportunities for athletes to better understand how they can use their brand in unique ways! Follow Chrissi on Twitter and check out her own podcast, It's Not Just a Game Follow She Plays on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Create your free account on our Fantasy Sports site here: she-plays.com
28:57
September 29, 2020
Breaking Records & Evading Kangaroos: Ultrarunning w/ Carla Molinaro!
We followed Carla over the summer on her Guinness World Record breaking journey to run the length of Great Britain (South to North) and now we get to chat with her about all things ultra-running! Loved getting to chat with her and know you'll enjoy her tales of running across the globe. Follow Carla on Instagram; Find more information about Carla Website & Coaching Follow She Plays on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Create your free account on our Fantasy Sports site here: she-plays.com
32:55
September 22, 2020
The Art of Sports Photography w/ Nikita Taparia
We chat all things soccer photography with Nikita Taparia!  She shares some incredible stories from her time at the 2019 World Cup as well as work she's done in here in the US covering the NWSL. Nikita has a passion for helping younger, aspiring sports photographers find an opportunity to get their foot in the door. Be sure to tune in to hear more about that. Follow Nikita on Instagram and Twitter! Be sure to check out her work online and if you're an aspiring photographer, contact her via her website.  Follow She Plays on Instagram and Twitter and create your FREE account on our fantasy sports site!  Subscribe and stay up to date on the latest sports news and calendar with our weekly newsletter :)
43:19
September 15, 2020
Check out our Fantasy Games!
That's right! Earlier this summer, we rolled out a whole new fantasy sports platform dedicated to the female athletes we all know and love! We hosted games for the NWSL Challenge Cup and now are fully rolling through the WNBA season and NPF offseason with pick'em, team/player games and live Bingo! Learn all about our free fantasy games in this episode and head over to she-plays.com to make your free account! Thanks for tuning in! Please subscribe and leave us a review if you've got a few free seconds :) 
12:10
August 19, 2020
2020 WNBA Preview w/ Will Lewis
We are joined again by Will Lewis of Fantasy Sports Insight to discuss the upcoming 2020 WNBA season! Hear all of his takes on the new season and players to watch out for! Also, check out his Western Conference Preview and Eastern Conference Preview! Follow Will on Twitter Follow Fantasy Sports Insight on Twitter Check out our WNBA fantasy games here! Follow She Plays on social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
23:14
July 21, 2020
Equalize the Future w/ Simran Kumar
We chat with 17-year-old entrepreneur Simran Kumar about her new business, Equalize the Future! It was really incredible to hear her unique perspective on equality issues in sport. Definitely check it out and give her a follow! Plus... she's given our listeners a 20% discount code to use in her shop! Definitely take advantage of that below. Don't forget to join our fantasy sports community as NWSL Challenge Cup continues and the WNBA season starts later this month! Equalize the Future: Facebook, Instagram, Website, TikTok username Equalize The Future Use Discount Code sheplays at the Equalize the Future shop for 20% off! Follow She Plays online: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Website
17:08
July 14, 2020
Chatting with Sammy Davis, NWHL's #1 Draft Pick
This episode we chat with Sammy Davis, the #1 overall draft pick from the 2020 NWHL Draft! As a former Boston University student, Sammy will be staying local in the league as she has signed with the Boston Pride!  At the IIHF U-18 World Championship in 2015, Davis was an assistant captain for the U.S. and had two goals and an assist in five games. Sammy was a Hockey East First Team All-Star and the MVP of the Beanpot Tournament last season. She led the Terriers in goals (17), assists (24) and points (41) while playing all 36 games in 2019. Follow Sammy online: Twitter, Instagram Follow the Boston Pride: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Website _________________________________________ Sponsor: Girl Boss Sports Girl Boss Sports has virtual trainings for: soccer, goalkeeping, football and softball players. They also do entire team training virtual sessions as well! If you're in the Seattle/Tacoma area, they currently offer in-person sessions too. Schedule a session today!  Email: info@girlbosssports.com
25:27
July 1, 2020
The Gender Equal Football Club w/ Lewes FC's Maggie Murphy
We are joined by Maggie Murphy, General Manager at Lewes FC in Lewes, England. We chat about football/soccer in Britain and their incredible movement to become the first and only gender equal football club in the world. They are 100% fan-owned and are revolutionizing the way football clubs (and sports teams/clubs in general) can build up their local community. Check out links below:  Lewes FC - Become a Lewes FC Owner! The Equal Playing Field - an organization co-run by Maggie, a truly wonderful non-profit initiative that challenges gender inequality in sport and promotes sports development for girls and women globally. Maggie on Twitter Lewes FC Club Twitter, Women's Team Twitter, Instagram Equal Playing Field Twitter, Instagram ADS: duKTiG provides high quality products that are affordable and accessible for the soccer community, like their myTrainer notebook! Coaches and players, don't miss out on this chance to save 10% in their online store! Use discount code SHEPLAYSPOD - start shopping now!  Techne Football is a one-of-a-kind resource for players and coaches, developed by long-time pro and former U.S. Women's National Team player Yael Averbuch. Use promo code SHEPLAYS to save 10% when signing up for individual or group Techne subscription!
51:49
June 22, 2020
Coaches Across Continents w/ Nora Dooley
Today we chat with Nora Dooley, the Community and Government Partnerships Manager at Coaches Across Continents. Coaches Across Continents is a global collaboration of communities, corporations, and foundations on 6 continents that use our unique Purposeful Play and Education Outside the Classroom programs to impact the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Some of their global partnerships include: Asian Football Confederation, Bloomberg, Chevrolet, ESPN, Michael Johnson Foundation, Nike, Pathfinder International, Peace Day, Save the Children, Soccerex, Think Beyond, UNHCR, and UNICEF. Read more about their efforts to address the COVID-19 global crisis here. Email Nora!  Coaches Across Continents: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website
36:11
June 16, 2020
Getting Drafted with NWHL's Saroya Tinker!
We checked in with former Yale Bulldog Saroya Tinker on her life as a hockey player and being drafted #4 overall in this year's NWHL Draft!! Check out our conversation and get ready to cheer on Saroya and the rest of the Metropolitan Riveters! Saroya on Social Media: Instagram, Twitter Metropolitan Riveters on Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook NWHL: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch She Plays: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Website
51:39
May 26, 2020
Around the WORLD w/ Becca Pizzi!
Becca Pizzi is amazing y'all! She is the first American female to run the World Marathon Challenge in 2016 - that's 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Becca went back and made history by running it again and breaking the World Record; 6 Days, 7 Hours and 58 minutes. Her current goal is to complete a marathon in all 50  states. She is most passionate about directing the Becca Pizzi 5k race in Belmont, and the Becca Pizzi Foundation where Becca loves seeing her community come together to support high school athletes. Be sure to check out her new book, "Becca's Feat on Feet" and please enjoy our chat with Becca! Twitter, Instagram, Website
34:32
May 19, 2020
Chat w/ Emily Crane of NPF's Chicago Bandits!
Today we bring you our chat with Emily Crane, outfielder for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch league (NPF)! We loved chatting with Emily about her sport, her experience in the NPF and how she and her teammates love to interact with their fans. Check out the episode and then check out all of the links below to connect with Emily, the Bandits and the NPF! Emily Crane: Instagram Chicago Bandits: Instagram, Twitter, Website NPF Schedule of Games (Games go live at 12pm ET on first marked day!) April 20-22 - Aussie Peppers vs Canadian Wild - originally played on July 25, 2019 April 22- 24 - Pennsylvania Rebellion vs Akron Racers - originally played on June 7, 2016 April 24-26 - Chicago Bandits vs Cleveland Comets - originally played August 1, 2018 She Plays: Instagram, Twitter, Website
30:13
April 21, 2020
Catching Up w/ Sashel Palacios (Cleveland Comets of the NPF and Mexico WNT)
We caught up with Sashel Palacios of the Cleveland Comets (NPF) and the Mexican National Softball team! While things have changed since we recorded (Olympics postponed and NPF season delayed), we hope you take a listen to learn more about Sashel. We loved our chat and can't wait to cheer her on once softball gets back in gear! Follow Sashel: Instagram Follow Cleveland Comets: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Website Follow Mexico WNT: Instagram, Twitter, Website Follow NPF League: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Website UPCOMING GAMES ON NPF SITE Tuesday, April 14 - Cleveland Comets vs Aussie Spirit - originally played on 6/25/18 Thursday April 16 - ScrapYard Dawgs vs Chicago Bandits - originally played on 6/1/16 Thursday April 18 - USSSA Pride vs Chicago Bandits - originally played on 8/4/16
24:56
April 14, 2020
Chat with Coley Ries of the NPF
Check out our interview with Coley Ries from the NPF's Aussie Peppers! We loved getting to chat with her in what we thought was the last few weeks until NPF season started. Things are a bit different now schedule-wise but we still wanted to get this interview out so you can get to know Coley and hear more about the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league here in the US! Be sure to follow Coley on Instagram and Twitter - @coleymarieries Upcoming NPF games to watch on their website - profastpitch.com April 6 - USSSA Pride vs Chicago Bandits (originally played 6/29/18) April 8 - Akron Racers vs Dallas Charge (originally played 8/1/16) April 10 - Cleveland Comets vs Canadian Wild (originally played 7/27/19) April 12 - Chicago Bandits vs Cleveland Comets (originally played 6/6/19) Keep up to date with the NPF on Instagram and Twitter - @profastpitch She Plays Instagram and Twitter - @sheplayspro Check out our website for updates and for our WNBA Draft Challenge coming soon! --> she-plays.com  Write a review on iTunes if you have 1-2 minutes please :)  
41:29
April 7, 2020
A View into the Women in Sport Industry w/ Cait Leavitt
Hello everyone and hope you're staying safe and practicing great social distancing right now! Here's our interview with Cait Leavitt - contributor for Still Stoked and author of A View into the Women in Sport Industry! When I read this article, I knew we had to have her on the podcast to talk! Loved our chat and looking forward to reading more from her.  Cait on Instagram & LinkedIn  References: CAAWS Still Stoked TED Talk she references - The Female Athlete: Missing in Action Non-profit in Orlando that gives away sports equipment SheIs
40:10
March 24, 2020
Black Girls Can Bowl 2 - our chat with founder & professional bowler, Gazmine "GG" Mason
This week we are joined by PWBA professional bowler Gazmine "GG" Mason!  A few shout-outs from her amazing resume:  - a 3x Olympic Gold Medalist - the first African American to win Singles and All-Events Gold for USA - the first African American to compete for the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Women's Bowling Team - the first African American to become a bowling All-American at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln She's a superstar and we were so excited to sit down with her and talk all things bowling, the Olympics, her non-profit Black Girls Can Bowl 2 as well as her company Got Game!  Links: GG Instagram: gazminemason Facebook: gazmine “gg” mason Twitter: @gmason_10 YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/gazminemason Website: https://www.gazminemason.com/ Black Girls Can Bowl 2 Instagram: @bgcb2 Twitter: @bgcb2_bowling Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bgcb2/ Got Game Website: https://www.gotgame10.com/ BowlTV.com --Discount code-- PWBAGAZMINEM https://www.bowltv.com
33:51
February 18, 2020
Girl! You're a boss! w/ Sarah Wolfer
This episode we chat with Girl Boss Sports CEO Sarah Wolfer about life in the northwest, how she is revolutionizing women in coaching and her upcoming tackle football season with the Oregon Ravens of the WNFC! Links for Girl Boss Sports: https://girlbosssports.com https://www.facebook.com/girlbosssports/ https://www.instagram.com/girlbosssports/ https://twitter.com/GirlBossSports1 Links for Oregon Ravens: ravensfootball.com https://twitter.com/OregonRavens https://www.facebook.com/oregonravens/ https://www.instagram.com/oregonravens/
25:49
February 11, 2020
NCAA Players Can Get Paid! The Potential Impact on Female Athletes w/ Dr. Lindsey Darvin
This week we bring you our conversation with Dr. Lindsey Darvin where we talk about the new 'Name, Image and Likeness legislation' and the impact it might have on women's sports in the US. (There is also a snippet at the end where we talk with VEO CEO, Henrik Teisbæk. VEO is one of the world's most innovative and fast-growing sports tech companies right now whose main product is a football/soccer camera that records matches without a camera man, using artificial intelligence!) Check out links below. Dr. Darvin is an Assistant Professor in the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland. Find out more about her and links to follow her work below: Twitter: @DrLindseyDarvin Google Scholar (link to published work): https://t.co/YaZJYUbn74?amp=1 Lindsey received her Ph.D. in Sport Management from the University of Florida, her M.S. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Sport Management, and her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in Political Science. She was a two-sport NCAA student-athlete (basketball and lacrosse) during her time as an undergraduate. Prior to coming to Cortland in 2018, Lindsey worked for a variety of sport organizations as both an administrator and coach.  Lindsey began her career working with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and from there went on to work with Harvard Athletics in events and operations. She has also worked within a variety of athletic departments including Villanova University, Drexel University, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Florida. While at the University of Florida Lindsey served as an academic tutor and in a mentorship role for university student-athletes across a variety of varsity programs. She also has previous coaching experience at the intercollegiate and interscholastic levels of play. Lindsey’s research agenda focuses on diversity and gender equity in sport, as her work seeks to combat the lower rates of female leadership throughout the industry. She has published articles within peer-reviewed journals throughout the social sciences, including national attention for a project published within the journal Sex Roles. Lindsey has also written articles for several media outlets, and has provided expert quotes for media articles featured within the Huffington Post, Vice Sports, Forbes, and Culture Trip. She has also served as an editorial manager for the P.A.A.D.S (Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists) Research Digest, a monthly athlete development journal containing research briefs and industry related interviews and serves on the review board for the Journal of Athlete Development and Experience (JADE). --------- VEO - Record without a cameraman - great for skills training, recruitment packages, analyzing matches and training sessions, etc.
34:39
February 4, 2020
WISE WORDS: Kobe Bryant, Dear Basketball
We want to take a moment and honor a true sports legend, Kobe Bryant. He changed the sports world as we know it and can only imagine what he would have continued to do, especially on the women's side.  Here is the transcript of Kobe Bryant's award-winning animated film, Dear Basketball.  It was harder to record than we thought - such a perfect good-bye to the sport he loved. We know athletes around the world resonate with this message. Rest In Peace, Black Mamba.
04:43
January 28, 2020
SPECIAL RELEASE - Our Chat with NPF Commissioner Cheri Kempf
SPECIAL RELEASE!  We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the National Pro Fastpitch League!! We can't wait to bring fantasy sports to the league and its fans! Links: Official Press Release NPF Website - Instagram - Twitter - Facebook She Plays Website - Instagram - Twitter - Facebook She Plays NWSL College Draft Challenge
32:05
January 10, 2020
Hello 2020!
Take a listen as the co-founders share their 2019 highlights and the exciting things to come in 2020! Follow us on:  Instagram Twitter Facebook Sign-up for Fantasy Sports here
37:02
January 7, 2020
Last Episode of 2019 feat. Lindsay Gibbs; SoccerEx w/ US Club Soccer
Thanks for an incredible 2019!!!  Here's our last episode for the decade ;) featuring an interview with Lindsay Gibbs (Power Plays) and a quick interview with US Club Soccer from the SoccerEx convention!  SUBSCRIBE TO POWER PLAYS
46:01
December 25, 2019
#WiseWords - Diana Nyad
Diana Nyad gave this speech in 2013 at TEDWomen after she completed her Cuba to Florida journey earlier that year. Take a listen to her experience in her own words - and remember, find a way! Get Diana's book in time for the holidays!  Diana on Twitter: @diananyad Diana on Instagram: @diananyad P.S. - Apologies for host's singing voice :) 
14:02
December 17, 2019
Title IX Series: Shira Springer
Title IX Series - Episode III - Join us in our final Title IX Series episode as we chat with Shira Springer! Shira covers stories at the intersection of sports and society for NPR and WBUR programs. She also writes regular columns on women’s sports for the Sports Business Journal and The Boston Globe and features for a variety of publications. In addition to writing and working in public radio, she teaches sports journalism at Boston University. Follow Shira on Twitter Articles: https://niemanreports.org/articles/covering-womens-sports/ https://niemanreports.org/articles/wnba-superstar-sue-bird-rates-sports-coverage-and-finds-room-for-improvement/
39:47
December 10, 2019
Title IX Series: Margo Riddle
Title IX Series - Episode II - Join us this week as we speak with Margo Riddle and how her personal journey was influenced by Title IX! Margo grew up playing sports in New York as Title IX was being passed and implemented. She got a scholarship to play basketball at Duke University in the early 1980s. Margo now lives in Charlotte, NC and has a career as a health and wellness coordinator. Article referenced in episode: https://pressconnects.newspapers.com/clip/37129932/press_and_sunbulletin/ Want to join in all of the She Plays fun? Register for your free account today!
27:40
December 3, 2019
Title IX Series - Pat Schroeder
Welcome to our podcast series on Title IX! In today's pod, we chat with Congresswoman Pat Schroeder - the first female U.S. Representative elected in Colorado. Pat was elected to Congress the same year that Title IX passed (she began to serve the following January) and we have a conversation about reactions at that time and how society has been impacted from Title IX ever since. Links to Check Out: https://twitter.com/ushousehistory/status/1085508213368410112 How to Register to Run for Office: https://www.fec.gov/help-candidates-and-committees/registering-candidate/house-senate-president-candidate-registration/ https://ballotpedia.org/Filing_requirements_for_congressional_candidates
32:20
November 26, 2019
WISE WORDS: Pat Summitt
Pat Summitt was an American women's college basketball coach who accrued 1,098 career wins, the most in college basketball history (man or woman) upon her retirement. She served as the head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team from 1974 to 2012. In those 38 seasons, the legendary coach  never had a losing record. Before retiring at the age of 59, Summitt won eight NCAA championships (an NCAA women's record when she retired and the third most all time). She passed away at the age of 64.
05:15
November 19, 2019
Life as a Sports Writer w/ Lyndsey D'Arcangelo
We were pumped to chat with Lyndsey D'Arcangelo about life as a sports writer and the overall landscape of sports writing. Be sure to follow her on Twitter and subscribe to the Athletic to read all of her amazing writing! LINKS: Lyndsey's Website Follow Lyndsey on TWITTER Article about Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi: Through nearly 20 years of friendship, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are still bringing out the best in each other The Athletic - WNBA Thanks as always to our awesome sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS  They've got some great deals going on right now so be sure to click on their names to check them out and enter our discount code for a special She Plays deal!
24:46
November 12, 2019
Revolutionary Runner: Kathrine Switzer
Join us as we chat with Kathrine Switzer, first woman to ever run as an official marathon registrant in 1967! Such a wonderful conversation with a pioneer of gender equality in sports. Follow Kathrine on Instagram and Twitter Also, be sure to check out her non-profit organization 261 Fearless! Instagram Twitter Facebook
30:13
November 5, 2019
Update & Muffet McGraw Presser
Hear what's coming up in the next few months at She Plays.  We also are launching a new feature of our podcast - we will periodically read transcripts of some of the most inspiring speeches/messages regarding women in sports and gender equality in sports. Today we launch with words from Muffet McGraw in the April 2019 press conference leading up to the NCAA Final Four games. Sponsors: Sports MBA Program at SDSU - An accredited MBA from SDSU provides graduates with a much more versatile and in-demand degree that will be valuable in the sports industry.  Students learn practical skills from expert faculty while getting hands-on industry experience in the robust Southern California sports landscape. Join the 125 prominent women who are now working in sports business with a Sports MBA from SDSU.  Apply now for a January 2020 start date.  Anchor
05:39
October 29, 2019
When Fall is Your Favorite: Latest Sports News and NWHL Promo!
Steph and Joy discuss the latest in sports news and the upcoming NWHL season!  Links from Episode: QUIZ: Which NWHL team should you root for?!  Last Week's Podcast Episode with Anya Packer
26:30
October 1, 2019
Quack, Quack, Quack - NWHL Season is Here!
In this episode, we chat with Anya Packer - retired NWHL player and current Executive Director of NWHL Player's Association. She's awesome and gives great insight into the upcoming NWHL season and the world of women's hockey. Take a listen and follow along on the NWHL excitement via Twitter, Twitch, etc.  Watch NWHL games on TWITCH here! NWHL Site NWHL Shop - get your jersey today! NWHL Twitter Anya's Twitter Sign up for our updates so you don't miss our NWHL watch party! Sign up here.
32:12
September 24, 2019
Ladies Bring in the $$$
Checking in this week on the latest news from your favorite sports leagues! We talk NWHL, NWSL, WNBA and that US Open final!  Check us out on Twitter and Instagram @ShePlaysPro We are also on Facebook --- facebook.com/sheplayspro Subscribe to our weekly newsletter: https://she-plays.com/details/ Thanks as always to our awesome sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD They've got some great deals going on right now so be sure to click on their names to check them out and enter our discount code for a special She Plays deal!
15:26
September 17, 2019
Sports & Local Community w/ Nurah Muhammad
This week we chat with Nurah Muhammad - speaker, blogger, community ‘actionist' and host of the Nurah Speaks podcast.  On her show, Nurah draws from her years of community involvement to tug on the soul and consciousness of the Black Community.  Conversations include matters such as education, youth empowerment, women’s impact, civic engagement and more. Find and follow Nurah online: Facebook Instagram Twitter Nurah Speaks Podcast Thanks as always to our awesome sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD They've got some great deals going on right now so be sure to click on their names to check them out and enter our discount code for a special She Plays deal!
32:01
September 10, 2019
Did you know they make scented bowling balls??
This week we were delighted to chat with Kayla Bandy, a professional bowler of the PWBA and head women's coach at Maryland Eastern Shore! Check her out on instagram @bandykayla and on Facebook (Kayla Bandy). Also be sure to check out pwba.com for all of the latest on professional bowling in the US. SPECIAL DEAL FROM KAYLA - all PWBA events hosted live on bowltv.com Get a discount for a bowltv subscription by using promo code: PWBAKaylaB Upcoming Tournament: Sept 3-8 in Raleigh Saturday Sept 7 - Bowl with the Pros event Sunday Sept 8 - Fan Fest - meet the athletes, bowlers try different balls from companies in industry  Other facts about Kayla: - Bowled collegiately at Pikeville - Member of the 2008 Intercollegiate Team Championships women's national champion Pikeville - Four-time collegiate All-American - 2007 and 2008 collegiate Player of the Year - Inducted into the Pikeville Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014 - Inducted into the Danville (Va.) USBC Hall of Fame in 2014 - Inducted into the Virginia State USBC Youth Hall of Fame Thanks as always to our awesome sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD They've got some great deals going on right now so be sure to click on their names to check them out and enter our discount code for a special She Plays deal!
39:32
September 4, 2019
NWSL SUPPORTER'S SERIES: The Royal Guard of Reign FC
Jess and June join us from the Royal Guard SG out in Tacoma, WA to discuss their love for all things Reign FC and supporters groups! We loved this convo and think you will too! Be sure to check out the Royal Guard online at https://www.royalguardsg.com and join them for a game out at Cheney Stadium (tickets here: https://www.reignfc.com/tickets ) Twitter: @RoyalGuard_SG Instagram: @royalguardsg Thanks as always to our awesome sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD They've got some great deals going on right now so be sure to click on their names to check them out and enter our discount code for a special She Plays deal!
35:46
August 27, 2019
NWHL with Mike Murphy
Three articles to check out: https://www.theicegarden.com/2019/7/1/18759962/origins-hayley-wickenheiser-2019-hockey-hall-of-fame-changed-the-game  https://www.theicegarden.com/2019/6/18/18652804/will-the-nwhl-turn-to-d-iii-talent-to-fill-its-rosters-emily-fluke-jane-morrisette-pwhpa https://www.theicegarden.com/2019/5/24/18637513/kaleigh-fratkin-interview-forthegame-decision-to-sign-with-the-nwhl-womens-hockey-pwhpa-boston-pride Find Mike on Twitter: @DigDeepBSB
24:28
August 20, 2019
Hello from Podcast Movement!
Thanks for rolling with a week off! Just wanted to pop on and give a little update and chat briefly about the breakdown between the USWNT and US Soccer (insert eye roll). I mean seriously, why is equality so hard?! Be sure to follow us on Insta and Twitter @ShePlaysPro and let us know how we can make this a community you love and enjoy!  Subscribe to our pod and leave us a review on iTunes if you're feeling extra fun this week :) See you next week with an episode all about the NWHL!
07:01
August 16, 2019
NPF with David Berri
We are joined again by economics professor David Berri to discuss the NPF (National Pro Fastpitch) League and what we still want to see change in gender equality in sports. You can find David on Twitter @wagesofwins - we highly recommend the follow!
39:16
August 6, 2019
NWSL SUPPORTER'S SERIES: Cloud 9 of Sky Blue FC
The next stop on our @NWSL Supporters Series is in Piscataway, NJ with Cloud 9 - the official supporters group of Sky Blue FC! Find the group on:  Twitter and Instagram: @cloud9SBFC  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cloud9SkyBlueFcSupporters/ and on their website http://cloud9sc.com Thanks as always to our awesome sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD They've got some great deals going on right now so be sure to click on their names to check them out and enter our discount code for a special She Plays deal!
25:50
July 30, 2019
Adult Pickup Soccer with Heather Rose
We chat in this episode with Heather Rose about getting back on the soccer pitch as an adult! Heather has become incredibly passionate about adults continuing to play, invest in themselves and their skill, and have fun as a community.  Heather and Ashley met at Ali Krieger's adult soccer camp and we know you'll enjoy this episode - especially if you've been standing off on the sidelines waiting for permission to say, "Hey! I loved playing that as a kid - who said I had to stop once I became an adult?!" To find a local pickup game taking place, we suggest checking out MeetUp and searching for pickup soccer groups. If you're in the Boca and Orlando areas, check out these groups: BOCA AREA GROUP and ORLANDO AREA GROUP Thanks to our Incredible Sponsors!!!  Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD
51:40
July 23, 2019
World Cup Recap w/ Lindsay Skalski
We're joined one more time by Lindsay Skalski to recap the end of the 2019 World Cup!  Thanks to our Incredible Sponsors!!! Lead Sponsor: TotalFootballAnalysis.com - SHEPLAYS25  Participating Sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD
47:28
July 18, 2019
NWSL Supporters Series: Bayou City Republic of the Houston Dash
The next stop on our @NWSL Supporters Series is in TEXAS with Bayou City Republic - the official supporters group of the Houston Dash! Find the group on Twitter and Instagram at @BayouCityRep and their website https://bayoucityrepublic.org Lead Sponsor: TotalFootballAnalysis.com - SHEPLAYS25  Participating Sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD
27:17
July 9, 2019
NWSL SUPPORTERS SERIES: Spirit Squadron - Washington Spirit
The next stop on our @NWSL Supporters Series is in the DMV area (DC, Maryland, Virginia) with the Spirit Squadron - official supporters group of the Washington Spirit! Find the group on Twitter and Instagram at @SpiritSquadron and their website http://www.spiritsquadron.net Lead Sponsor: TotalFootballAnalysis.com - SHEPLAYS25 
18:59
July 1, 2019
Orlando Pride spotlight: Haley, Kristen and Dani
Haley Kopmeyer, Kristen Edmonds and Dani Weatherholt of the Orlando Pride join us to talk a little bit about their history, the current Pride season and the growth of women's professional football.  Thanks to our Incredible Sponsors!!!  Lead Sponsor: TotalFootballAnalysis.com - SHEPLAYS25  Participating Sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD Find the Orlando Pride on Instagram and Twitter - @ORLPride 
34:21
June 25, 2019
NWSL SUPPORTERS SERIES: Chicago Local 134 - Chicago Red Stars
The next stop on our @NWSL Supporters Series is in Chicago with Chicago Local 134 - official supporters group of the Chicago Red Stars! Find the group on Twitter and Instagram at @ChicagoLocal134 and their website http://chicagolocal134.net  Lead Sponsor: TotalFootballAnalysis.com - SHEPLAYS25 
36:56
June 22, 2019
World Cup Recap with Lindsay Skalski
We talk with Lindsay Skalski about the tournament so far! Stay tuned to our She Plays World Cup coverage on Instagram and Twitter at @ShePlaysPro Thanks to our Incredible Sponsors!!! Lead Sponsor: TotalFootballAnalysis.com - SHEPLAYS25  Participating Sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD
51:07
June 18, 2019
NWSL SUPPORTERS SERIES: The Court - Utah Royals
We kick off our @NWSL Supporters Series with the Court of the Utah Royals! Find the group on Twitter @CourtofRoyals and their website http://thecourt.bigcartel.com  Lead Sponsor: TotalFootballAnalysis.com - SHEPLAYS25 
24:59
June 15, 2019
Discussion on Title IX with Risa Isard
Follow Risa on Twitter @RisaLovesSports and check out some of her writing pieces below: The story of Bunny Sandler/Title IX's godmother: https://www.jns.org/opinion/title-ix-and-tikkun-olam/ The story of Birch Bayh/Title IX's main champion in the Senate: https://qz.com/1594098/birch-bayh-showed-that-the-best-allies-listen-to-women-then-act/ Some more research on Title IX's pre-history: https://www.ontheissuesmagazine.com/2012spring/2012spring_Isard.php  Personal essay for Title IX's 40th anniversary: http://www.espn.com/espnw/title-ix/article/7909300/an-everyday-athlete-athlete Thanks to our leading sponsor, Total Football Analysis! Follow them on Twitter @TotalAnalysis Discount Code: TotalFootballAnalysis.com - SHEPLAYS25
42:16
June 10, 2019
The Growth of Women's Professional Football with Anthony DiCicco
Anthony DiCicco joins us to talk the 2019 World Cup, NWSL and the growth of women's professional football.  Thanks to our Incredible Sponsors!!!  Lead Sponsor: TotalFootballAnalysis.com - SHEPLAYS25  Participating Sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD Find Anthony on twitter at @diciccomethod - no seriously, you should follow him :)
30:46
June 4, 2019
BONUS: World Cup Send Away Series - Group F
Part 6 of the Send Away Series - we break down Group F of the 2019 World Cup!  Thanks to our lead sponsor - Total Football Analysis! Listen in for a special discount code to use at totalfootballanalysis.com Hope everyone enjoyed the series and be sure to fill out your FREE World Cup Bracket by Friday, June 7 at fantasy.she-plays.com
27:51
June 2, 2019
Play Ball! Interview with MLB reporter Alyson Footer
Alyson Footer from the MLB joins us to talk girls' baseball!  Thanks to our Incredible Sponsors!!! Lead Sponsor: TotalFootballAnalysis.com - SHEPLAYS25  Participating Sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD Find Alyson at @alysonfooter and check out her work on mlb.com
29:18
May 28, 2019
BONUS: World Cup Send Away Series - Group E Breakdown
Part 5 of the Send Away Series - we break down Group E of the 2019 World Cup!  Thanks to our lead sponsor - Total Football Analysis! Listen in for a special discount code to use at totalfootballanalysis.com Special thanks to co-host (Michelle) Purdy for joining us on the pod! 
26:00
May 26, 2019
BONUS: World Cup Group D Breakdown
Part 4 of the Send Away Series - we break down Group D of the 2019 World Cup!  Thanks to our lead sponsor - Total Football Analysis! Listen in for a special discount code to use at totalfootballanalysis.com Special thanks to co-host Mandi for joining us on the pod! 
30:57
May 23, 2019
WNBA Season Preview with Will Lewis
Will Lewis from Fantasy Sports Insight joins us to talk the upcoming WNBA season and why he loves playing daily fantasy sports with the WNBA!  Thanks to our Incredible Sponsors!!! Lead Sponsor: TotalFootballAnalysis.com - SHEPLAYS25  Participating Sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD Find Will at @Dublewis9 Learn more about Fantasy Sports Insight at @FSI_DFS and fsidfs.com
21:36
May 21, 2019
BONUS: World Cup Group C Breakdown
Part 3 of the Send Away Series - we break down Group C of the 2019 World Cup!  Thanks to lead sponsor - Total Football Analysis. Listen in for a special discount code to use at totalfootballanalysis.com Special thanks to co-host Talia for joining us and bringing her wisdom to the pod! 
19:24
May 19, 2019
BONUS: Group B Breakdown
Part 2 of the Send Away Series - we break down Group B of the 2019 World Cup!  Thanks to lead sponsor - Total Football Analysis. Listen in for a special discount code to use at totalfootballanalysis.com Special thanks to co-host Fi for joining us and bringing her wisdom to the pod! 
29:50
May 14, 2019
Women in Coaching - Interview with Lisa Lubke of UNC (Colorado)
Lisa Lubke is an assistant soccer coach at the University of Northern Colorado. She talks about her experience of playing and coaching soccer around the world, what she is studying for her PhD in regards to inequality in sports/coaching, and where she hopes the future of women in head coaching/athletic director positions goes. Thanks to our Incredible Sponsors!!! Lead Sponsor: TotalFootballAnalysis.com - SHEPLAYS25  Participating Sponsors: Techne Futbol - SHEPLAYS       Duktig Brand - SHEPLAYSPOD Find Lisa on Twitter @lisalubke 
43:00
May 7, 2019
BONUS: Send Away Series - World Cup 2019 Breakdown - Group A
In this special, six-part series, we will be breaking down each group of the 2019 World Cup!  We kick things off with Group A (France, South Korea, Norway and Nigeria) - we talk about the advantage the host nation has, why Ada Hegerberg isn't on the Norwegian team, and who we think progresses to the knock-out round. 
33:28
May 5, 2019
First Female Wrestler in ASU History - Olympian Kelsey Campbell
Check out our latest interview with Olympian Kelsey Campbell! She was the first female wrestler ever at Arizona State University and is working to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games next year.
42:30
May 2, 2019
The Economics of Gender Inequality
This episode we chat with Dr. David Berri, a sports economist and economics professor at Southern Utah University, who has extensively researched gender and sports. Check him out on Twitter at @wagesofwins - thanks for coming on the podcast Dave!
38:50
April 25, 2019
World Cup Preview
Join us as we preview the 2019 World Cup!
46:11
April 18, 2019
Our Sheroes
In this episode we’ll launch a little deeper into some of the issue that are driving us as we launch She Plays.  We’re going to share some of our excitement around women’s sports past and present and discuss some of our favorite athletes!
34:20
April 11, 2019
Fantasy Sports are for girls too!
Find out why we want to bring fantasy sports to women's professional sports leagues!
17:10
April 4, 2019
Welcome to She Plays!
Welcome to She Plays: The Podcast! We are so excited to be bringing you the latest news in women's professional sports in the United States. In our future episodes, we want to update you on what's going on in the sports world and bring you exciting interviews with incredible and inspiring athletes.
29:13
March 24, 2019