Contributed by Erica L. Ayala The history of black people is beautifully complex. Blackness is defined different ways by many different people. I love being black, I love being a Latina, and I l… Source: “Oh, so you’re not really black!” Reflections of a Black Latina in the Social Justice Movement
Championship video centers on Pride’s win, larger storylines in NWHL. by Erica L. Ayala Oct 12, 2016, for The Ice Garden Over the weekend, the media was offered a special viewing of “The 2015-16 Boston Pride: A Dream Born With Isobel.” The 30-minute documentary is an NWHL film, in association with 2 Twenty 2 Productions. … More Boston Pride Documentary Review
Prior to August, Katie Fitzgerald assumed her hockey career was over after four seasons with St. Cloud State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). In 78 games, Fitzgerald posted 2,209 saves, ranking her fourth in career saves for the Huskies. Additionally, her .908% save percentage is ranked third in the program’s history. Just … More “Whirlwind summer brings Katie Fitzgerald to Riveters” for The Ice Garden
On September 30th, the WNBA announced the winner of the 2016 Coach of the Year Award. Here is an excerpt from the WNBA press release: “In Reeve’s seventh season as Minnesota coach, the Lynx set a franchise record for wins (28) and winning percentage (.824). Minnesota posted the WNBA’s best regular-season record for the fourth … More ICYMI: Cheryl Reeve named Coach of the Year
Excited to be part of the new SB Nation Women’s Ice Hockey site. Here are a few words from the site manager, Hannah Bevis: Welcome, at last, to The Ice Garden. Our mission, plain and simple, is to tell the stories of all the women in hockey, from the CWHL and NWHL to college hockey … More Welcome to The Ice Garden!
Northwestern is no longer undefeated, but remains a Big Ten contender By Erica Ayala SEP 29, 2016 The Northwestern Wildcats had an undefeated record (9-0-0) as they entered their third Big Ten Conference match of the season against Rutgers University last Friday. Northwestern has defeated Rutgers 1-0 in overtime over two consecutive seasons. Coach … More Northwestern is no longer undefeated, but remains a Big Ten contender
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
“Anything that a person with disabilities wants to do, they have the right to do. That can change the world.” Read more about Paralympian Tatyana McFadden in my latest Women’s History Wednesday article for MyWSports.com.
Crutchfield was a boxer in his younger years. The former 1983 City Champion remained close to the sport after his career ended, volunteering as a coach after his daytime job. In the documentary, “T-Rex” Crutchfield mentioned that he always felt he would get the chance to train a champion, he just never imagined it would “be a girl.” And how could he? Women’s boxing was first approved in 2009, to be introduced at the London Games. Until 2012, boxing was the last Olympic sport that was all-male. … More Women’s History Wednesday: Claressa Shields
United States National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. … More An Introduction