Category Archives: Women

Women’s sports coverage

Lexi Thompson: LPGA Rising Star

It’s been quite the last two months for Lexi Thompson, the 22-year-old star of the LPGA Tour. After being robbed of a major championship, she bounced back last week to dominate the field. She shoots for a second straight victory this weekend and is primed to become an even bigger attraction.

Excelle Sports: Lexi Thomson: the Next LPGA Poster Girl

Michigan Softball Academy

The Michigan Softball Academy, held for the eighth straight year last week, allows adults to take the field and learn from the sport’s all-time winningest coach and her players, all while raising more than $130,000 for breast cancer research.

Excelle Sports: Michigan Softball Academy

WNBA Draft 20th Anniversary

Tonight marks the 20th anniversary of the WNBA draft. Some things have changed over the years (the location, its allure) and some haven’t (the structure). The first league president (Val Ackerman) and former draftees took me behind the scenes at the draft.

Excelle Sports: WNBA draft

Women’s College Basketball 2017-18 Early Top 10

The college basketball season just ended, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to look ahead to next year. For the first time since 2012, a program other than UConn will enter the season as defending champs. Is South Carolina the early favorite to repeat? Find out in my latest story for Excelle Sports.

Excelle Sports: 10 Best Teams for 2017-18

The UConn Way

Contrary to what many believe, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball program does not simply attract the nation’s best players, show up for games, and dominate. There is a lot more to UConn’s incredible winning streak, which stands at 111 heading into Friday’s Final Four. To gain some perspective and insight as to how the Huskies do it, I spoke with players and coaches who have been a part of other long winning streaks (UCLA basketball, Mount Union football, UNC soccer, and more) in a story for Excelle Sports.

Excelle Sports: The Secret to UConn’s Incredible Win Streak

Women’s NCAA Tournament: Players to Watch

The women’s NCAA Tournament starts Friday. In an article for Excelle Sports, I look at the top players to watch.

NCAA Tournament: Players to Watch

UConn Women: Unbeaten; Unbeatable?

In a story for Excelle Sports, I look at which women’s basketball teams could pose a threat to UConn, a program that enters its conference tournament having won 104 consecutive games. Some of the people I talked to—coaches of teams that have hung with the Huskies this season, ESPN analyst Kara Lawson—said that familiarity with UConn should be helpful. Many of the top teams have faced UConn this season, but of course none have won.