Title IX at 45: Remembering Patsy Takemoto Mink

Originally titled Women’s History Wednesday: Patsy Takemoto Mink for MyWSports Photo: Retrieved from The Patsy Takemoto Mink Center U.S Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is currently serving her second term as representative of the second district in Hawaii. Despite being elected to the Hawai’i State Legislature at the age of 21, despite tours in the Middle East with … More Title IX at 45: Remembering Patsy Takemoto Mink

New head coach of USA Women’s Basketball to be announced tomorrow at the University of South Carolina

USA Basketball will announce the head coach of USA Women’s Basketball tomorrow at the University of South Carolina.  Former Olympian and current assistant coach Dawn Staley is the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks Women’s Basketball team. In anticipation of tomorrow’s announcement, here is some of my Dawn Staley coverage over the past year: … More New head coach of USA Women’s Basketball to be announced tomorrow at the University of South Carolina

2016 in Review: Christie Rampone

There is only one Captain America in my eyes, and here is my profile on her for MyWSports.  Women’s History Wednesday Profile: Christie Pearce Rampone July 20, 2016|Erica Ayala Christie Pearce Rampone is a consummate professional who has bounced back from injury and two pregnancies to win two World Cup Championships, four Olympic medals and … More 2016 in Review: Christie Rampone

2016 in Review: The Spirit Squadron

As I recall my first year as a sports writer, I thought it would be fun to share a few career highlights! It’s hard to pick a favorite supporters group profile, so I’ll preview the first in my recap.  I’ve met some amazing fans this year.  The stories and voices of supporters is just as … More 2016 in Review: The Spirit Squadron

2016 in Review: Effa Manley

As I recall my first year as a sports writer, I thought it would be fun to share a few career highlights! I got back into writing in the most unexpected way – through sports.  Although, anyone who knows me won’t find it all that surprising.  I love sports, but baseball above them all! Therefore, … More 2016 in Review: Effa Manley

Women’s History Wednesday Archive: Tatyana McFadden

This weekend, Tatyana McFadden will race in the New York City Marathon.  A first place win completes her fourth Grand Slam (a sweep of the London, Boston, Chicago and New York marathons) in as many years.  Prior to the Rio Games, I  wrote this piece on the Paralympian.  Enjoy! August 25, 2016 for MyWSports Next … More Women’s History Wednesday Archive: Tatyana McFadden

New Captain Molly Engstrom Leading the Connecticut Whale to a Hot Start

October 24, 2016|Erica Ayala for MyWSports With the announcement of the retirement of team captain Jessica Koizumi, the Connecticut Whale was in the market for a new player to don the letter “C” on the new home jerseys.  For the team, one player stood out as the perfect leader to captain the team on the … More New Captain Molly Engstrom Leading the Connecticut Whale to a Hot Start

“We’ve Got Next!” The Hall of Fame Career of Sheryl Swoopes

September 15, 2016|Erica Ayala Published by MyWSports As of September 9, 2016, Sheryl Swoopes is a Basketball Hall of Famer.  As I stood in the balcony of Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts waiting for Swoopes to reach the podium, I caught a glimpse of the Houston Comets logo on a decorative banner hanging from the rafters.  … More “We’ve Got Next!” The Hall of Fame Career of Sheryl Swoopes