best female player

not to like, get Emo over Sport like some sort of lame ass, but….to get Emo over Sport for a moment, the era in which we live is genuinely incredible, like we have witnessed the greatest of human achievement time and time again, we have watched Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and Roger Federer become 3 of the greatest male sports stars of all time, we have seen Serena Williams become the best female tennis player of all time, arguably the best tennis player of all time full stop, definitely the best female athlete of all time, we have seen Katie Ledecky win more world championships than any other female swimmer in history and all before she’d turned 20, Simone Biles is out there being actually super human in gymnastics,  in the UK we watched as Andy Murray became the greatest tennis player in our history, like, this post has no real point I just think it’s incredible to see how much human beings are capable of 

They’re talking about Julie during the Eagles game. They called her one of the best female soccer players in the world and said Zach better watch, Julie is far ahead of him in accomplishments. I LOVE. 

On a night we won’t remember - Montgomery de la cruz (part 1/?)

This is my first imagine, I’m sorry if this is bad and if I make too much mistakes send me some feedback please, and please have mercy on me.

Pairing: Montgomery x reader

word count: 1051

It was a typical Friday night for you. Listening to your favourite music while putting on some comfy shorts, an oversized shirt and some soft socks. On your neck still the necklace that your ex-boyfriend gave to you for your 1 year anniversary, it has been 2 weeks since the two of you broke up but in your head the story was far from over. Montgomery was not a typical jock. Of course in school Monty found it important to keep his reputation high, being sometimes a little too aggressive pushing kids against the lockers. But when he was with you he was the sweetest, most caring person you’ve ever met. Monty would never hurt you, you thought.
 

You were completely zoned out when suddenly your phone lit up. It was a text from your best friend Justin.

“ Hey (Y/N), I’m at Jessica’s party where are you?”

Shit! You completely forgot. You weren’t a party animal but since Jess was Justin’s girlfriend and he was your best friend you promised to go. Just to do him a favour, and maybe for one night, forget about Monty and all the pain you’ve felt for the last couple weeks.

“ I was still showering, I’ll be there in 15 minutes!”

“ (Y/N)..”

“ What? A girl needs her shower ;) ?”

“ Nononooo not about that. He’s here, just so you know..”

So Monty was at the party.., he probably looked mind blowing with a nice button down, he’s perfect brown hair and his cute freckles. He hated them but I thought they made him look perfect. It was his finishing touch. But since he was there you had to look good, no not good you had to look great. You searched the dress he loved the most. It was a red one, thightly hugging your body. Monty always went crazy when you wore it, he said it made your body look even more perfect than it already was. You put on some make up and let your hair dry in some loose beach waves.

Justin offered to pick you up so you could drink a little, he imagined you could use some alcohol tonight. You were waiting in the living room when you heard a car on your driveway. Finally Justin arrived, despite the fact you had to face Monty you began to get excited for this party, just because you could be with your friends and could do somethinf different than cry or study.

You stepped into Justins car, when you looked had his mouth fell on the floor.

“Damn (Y/N) you look hot!”

You gave him a sweet smile, Justin was always the first one to make you smile with all his compliments
“Thanks Justin, I hope I have the ame influence on someone else tonight.” You winked at him and obviously referring to Montgomery

“ I’m sure you will, look at yourself, mindblowing. I’m pretty proud to call you my best friend right now.”

“ Alright Foley enough bluffing now let’s go, I don’t want Jessica to hate me.”

10 mintues later you arrived at the party. Suddenly you felt the chills go down your spine. You were going to face Monty after avoiding him for 2 weeks, after all the crying, going over everything the two of you did together and looking for a mistake you made. Looking at alle the pictures you had together for hours and missing him, missing his touch and his genlte kisses and the way he shouted your name when you scored a goal on the soccerfield.

Justin looked at you “(Y/N) you look stunning, don’t worry it will be fine, and if you want to go home just give me a sign.”

You smiled at Justin, he understood you with just one smile. The two of you went in, he went to Jessica, kissing her. You walked straight to the kitchen fixing yourself a drink. You went for some tequila, or in your case te-kill-a. When you looked up you saw a tall Zach Dempsey looking at you with a grin on his face. “You lost something?” you asked, with a little sass.

“Well I think I lost my heart to you, (Y/N)”

“Too cheesy Zach, now come give me a hug, it’s been 2 weeks”

Zach almost sprinted to you picking you up and spinning you around. You were talking with Zach about his basketball, about how stupid Bryce is, and so one.

You knew Zach since you were 5, he made you a sports fan and he was the one pushing you to train harder everyday so you became the best female soccer player on the team.

Just then you saw him, Monty. He looked you straight in the eyes. You froze, why was he looking so sad, was it because of you, was it because of Zach picking you up? How long has he been standing there?

He didn’t know how the behave so he ran off, you following his path.

You found a lonely Monty 3 houses away, sitting alone on a bench with clenched fists

You walk down to him, “Is this seat taken?” he looks up, his eyes were filled with tears.

“Why would you even want to be here, I’ve been so mean to you?”

“ Maybe because I still care?”

“ Just go”

And right on that moment the most impulsive and probably dumb idea comes into your mind and before you know it

“ Do you want to get drunk? We’ll probably regret this tomorrow but I think we can both use this. since you’re sitting here with you fists clenched and I’m still wearing your necklace.”

He looked at you with his sad eyes nodding affirmatively.

Back at the party Monty fixed drinks for the both of you.

You were waiting outside watching a few boys playing beerpong. You were curious, how was a drunk night with monty going to end?

Monty sat next to you giving you your drink, you could smell it had lots of tequila in it, but you didn’t mind at all

“on a night we won’t remember” he said while drinking the whole thing at once.

“on a night we won’t remember” you said and you did the same

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Suzanne Lenglen (1899-1938) was a French tennis player, who dominated the world of women’s tennis from 1914 to 1926. During this time she won 31 Championship titles, and became the first female international sports star.

She won the World Hard Court Championship at the age of 15, making her the youngest winner of a major championship in tennis history, a record that still stands. She was No. 1 from 1921, when the rankings began, to 1926, and her record of 98% wins means that she is regarded as the best female player of all times.

My new DnD character for an upcoming all-paladin rpg, we’re playing Curse of Strahd!! (Although, I’m dualclassing rogue so currently he’s more assassin than paladin) Theiras the Flawed One, an ex-assassin who, after failing on a mission, was adopted picked up by a paladin who went her way to give him a chance for new, better life ;v; 

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In this inspiring and entertaining talk, Hayley takes us through her rise to become one of the greatest female hockey players of all time, and introduces us to the challenges she has faced as a woman in a male dominated sport. Hayley shares what it has taken for her to buck the status quo and carve her own path, challenging us to find the courage to blaze our own trails. Hayley Wickenheiser is one of the best female hockey players in the world. A five-time Olympic medalist and national team member since age 15, Hayley’s passion for sport is matched by her desire to give back to the community – working with JumpStart, KidSport, Right to Play, Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival and dozens of organizations worldwide. Originally from Shaunavon, Saskatchewan and a graduate of the University of Calgary, Hayley’s numerous accolades include the Order of Canada, Canada’s Walk of Fame and The Globe and Mail’s “Power 50” influencers in sport. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx [12m:52s]

To all incredible women who strive for excellence, 

When I was growing up, I had a dream. I’m sure you did, too. My dream wasn’t like that of an average kid, my dream was to be the best tennis player in the world. Not the best “female” tennis player in the world.

I was fortunate to have a family that supported my dream and encouraged me to follow it. I learned not to be afraid. I learned how important it is to fight for a dream and, most importantly, to dream big. My fight began when I was three and I haven’t taken a break since.

But as we know, too often women are not supported enough or are discouraged from choosing their path. I hope together we can change that. For me, it was a question of resilience. What others marked as flaws or disadvantages about myself – my race, my gender – I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my future.

So when the subject of equal pay comes up, it frustrates me because I know firsthand that I, like you, have done the same work and made the same sacrifices as our male counterparts. I would never want my daughter to be paid less than my son for the same work. Nor would you.

As we know, women have to break down many barriers on the road to success. One of those barriers is the way we are constantly reminded we are not men, as if it is a flaw. People call me one of the “world’s greatest female athletes”. Do they say LeBron is one of the world’s best male athletes? Is Tiger? Federer? Why not? They are certainly not female. We should never let this go unchallenged. We should always be judged by our achievements, not by our gender.

For everything I’ve achieved in my life, I am profoundly grateful to have experienced the highs and lows that come with success. It is my hope that my story, and yours, will inspire all young women out there to push for greatness and follow their dreams with steadfast resilience. We must continue to dream big, and in doing so, we empower the next generation of women to be just as bold in their pursuits.

– An open letter by Serena Williams

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It’s 2015. Women from each major political party are running for President. Combat jobs in the Army and Air Force are opening to women. But women still make $0.77 for every dollar men earn. In professional sports, the gender wage gap is even more profound. Female athletes receive a fraction of the prize money, pay, and media coverage men enjoy. Consider, for example, that the US Women’s soccer team was awarded $2M for winning the World Cup, while the Men’s team got $8M for being eliminated in the round of 16. Or that the average annual NBA salary in 2013-14 was $4.9M, compared with $72K in the WNBA. And until this year, the best female hockey players in the world couldn’t even get paid to play.

“Fine,” you say, “but people prefer men’s sports.” That could be because we barely hear about ladies who are making layups. Just 2% of sports news coverage focuses on female athletes.

Back this kickstarter to create a documentary about the the first and only professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players 

NWHL: History Begins

by Rachel Koteen/540 Films

Coach Bieber

**You were one of the top best female soccer players in (your school name).

You began to stretch with your other teammates, you begin to look around, where is the hell is Coach?! He’s already 15 minutes late!? Suddenly, you hear the door open and quickly look over to see a guy your age, he was tall, muscular and very, very handsome. You’re full attention was now on him, how come I’ve never seen him before? You thought to yourself. You suddenly became curious, as you watched him walk towards you and the rest of your teammates, he then stops in front of you, as he coughs to get our attention before saying…

“Hi, I’m Justin, your new soccer coach..” He says with a smile.

New coach? When the hell did that happen?!

You look towards your other teammates who were practically drooling over Justin, you look back towards Justin, and you had to admit he is pretty good looking but you knew you had to focus on soccer.
*****
Few months have gone by, and you’re feelings towards Justin have grown, you couldn’t see him as your coach but someone you could possibly fall in love with. No matter how many times you tried to forget about him, it just wouldn’t work, he was just your coach and you had to accept that.

As for Justin you began to notice the way he acts around you, he is very overprotective of you when it came to other guys as if he was your boyfriend, whenever you would talk to a guy, he would call your name for an excuse….you thought it was odd but cute at the same time.
*****
You began to do your warm up when a guy from the guys soccer team, Jake comes up to you. Jake was one of the hottest guys at school and could get any girl he wanted, with just a smile.

“Hey y/n, I know this is kind of short notice, but do you want to go hang out after school? Just the two of us?” Jake says, biting his lip nervously, shoving his hands into his pockets.

You look over to Justin, who was already staring at you, you smirked as you decided to have a little fun with Coach Bieber, you look over to Jake, “I’d love to, here’s my number..” You say loudly enough for Justin to hear before quickly writing your number and placing it at the back of his pocket.

Jake was just about to leave, when you see Justin flirting with the other girls, you were suddenly jealous, “fine…two can play this game,” you mumbled to yourself before grabbing Jakes hand, turning him around placing your lips onto his. You quickly pull away to see Justin already walking away, you smile knowing you got finally him.
*****
It’s been weeks since you’re little joke and Justin hasn’t said a word to you nor has he even looked at you. You quickly ran to gym, as you were late for practice, you swing open the Gym doors to see the other girls practicing, Justin’s eyes suddenly land on you, he did not look so happy to see you.

“Coach…I’m so sorry for being late, my alarm clock didn’t go on-” I began to ramble, hoping he would stop me and tell me it was okay, but he just looked at me and walked away. You sigh to yourself, feeling hurt.

As for Jake, after one date, he wouldn’t stop interrupting your practice just to kiss your cheek or tell you that you looked hot in your uniform. Every time it happened Justin wouldn’t call your name, he would just simply look away.

You decided to go talk to Justin, for the sake of old times, “hey…” You say nervously, but he ignores you and walks towards his office. Well that was rude, you thought to yourself before following him. “Coach? Why are you avoiding me? Why won’t you talk to me?!” You say as you slammed the door to his office shut, I was now getting angry at this whole silent treatment thing.

“Miss Y/l/n, get out of my office and go practice,” he says with a stern voice still avoiding eye contact.

“No,” you say crossing your arms, this, caught his attention as he looks to you, “I beg your pardon?” “Not until you tell me what-” I was suddenly cut off.

“What the hell were you trying to do miss (y/l/n)?” Justin snaps, looking at me.

“Excuse me?” I say taken back by the tone of his voice.

“Don’t fucking play dumb with me, first you went to go flirt and make out with another player when you were suppose to be doing your damn warmup!” He says angrily.

“First of all I did do my warmup, and second, I don’t see anything wrong in kissing someone I like.” You say crossing your arms, you were beginning to get frustrated with him.

“Someone you like?! You met the freaking guy like a minute ago?” Justin says slamming his pencil on his his desk.

“Says the guy flirting with a bunch of girls he just met, when he’s suppose to be coaching?!” You spat furiously.

He suddenly calms down as he begins to smirk, “Woah, woah…wait a second…are you jealous?” He says, arching his eyebrows.

“Me? Pfftt You wish” you scoff, crossing your arms once again.

“I bet you don’t even like Jake. You were just using him to try to make me jealous, weren’t you?” Justin says, coming closer to you.

“I honestly have no idea why I’m still here arguing with you,” you sigh, as you begin to head for the door.

“Admit it, you like me” Justin says loud enough for you to stop.

You turn around to face him, “I have no idea what you’re talking about?” You chuckle silently, “and if I did, I wouldn’t say until you admit that you were jealous of Jake.”

He looks at you, as a moment of silence goes by before saying, “Fine…I was jealous, jealous of the way Jake got to you before I did! Jealous of how he got something I’ve been wanting since the first day I got here. Jealous of the fact he got to kiss you when it should have been me you were kissing…I was fucking jealous because I like you,” He says as he slowly walks to you and place Shia hand on your cheek, “I really do.”

You were shocked yet happy at the same time, I mean, he likes me?!

“I like you too” you admit, smiling… “A lot actually…”

“really?” He says smiling wide, but it quickly turns into a frown as he drops his hands from your cheek, “What about Jake?”

You slowly wrap your arms around his neck, “I know it was wrong, but I used him to make you jealous, I’m sorry…you’re the one I really like.”

“Well guess what, it worked…” He says before wrapping his arms around your waist, then placing a soft but long kiss onto your lips.

You both hear a knock as another teammate says “Uh…coach, how long do we do warmup?”

You both pull away, “damn it, I forgot I was a coach..” Justin says with a pout, causing you to laugh. “Let’s go Coach Biebs, the sooner this practice is done, the sooner our date is…” You say with a wink, as Justin storms out the door, causing you to laugh once more, following him.

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SORRY FOR THE SUPER LONG WAIT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!!!

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Fullscreen’s ‘Keeping Score’ Follows Hope Solo & Other Soccer Stars On Road To Rio
Fullscreen Media has set its first original docuseries. Keeping Score follows three of the world’s best female athletes — U.S. soccer players Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe and Crystal Dunn &…
By Erik Pedersen

Fullscreen Media has set its first original docuseries. Keeping Score follows three of the world’s best female athletes — U.S. soccer players Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe and Crystal Dunn — off the field and on the road to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Launching August 3, the series will be available exclusively on the Fullscreen’s SVOD platforms.

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You grew up in a very small town, playing soccer with the boys. Who influenced and encouraged you to play soccer as a young girl? Did you look up to any athletes?
My family and my best friends (who were boys) always supported me and encouraged me to play the game I love. They boys have always treated me like I was the best female soccer player in the world every since I was a little kid because I was better than most of them, so that definitely helped me to believe in myself and it boosted my confidence. They always encouraged me to play professional and play for the national team so that became my goal when I was very young. Because I only played with the boys, I only followed men’s soccer. The Brazilian striker Ronaldo was always my favourite because I was a striker growing up and more recently Cristiano Ronaldo has become a favourite player of mine. I think he is a great player and he’s tall for a soccer player like me.
[not mine, taken from the Portland Thorns FC vs Seattle Reign FC program notes]

Luciana Aymar (b. 1977) is an Argentine retired hockey player, considered the best female player of all time in the sport. She has won the Player of the Year Award from the International Hockey Federation eight times, more than anyone else in history.

She has won more than twenty medals in international sporting events, fifteen of them gold. In 2008 the International Hockey Federation named her a Legend of Hockey.

Image: Brittney Griner puts up a shot against Japan during a 2013 preseason WNBA game in Phoenix. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

At 23, Brittney Griner is one of the best female basketball players in the world. She came out as a lesbian while playing at Baylor University, and today she brings a defiant gender nonconformity to the court and to the culture that surrounds it. But she wasn't always so sure of herself. She tells NPR’s Neda Ulaby:  

“Growing up, I always got ‘She’s a man,’ or 'She plays too hard,’ or 'There’s just no way that she can be that good because, you know, a girl can’t do that.’ And I struggle with it a little bit. I’m like: Well, am I going too hard? And then I just realized, like, I’m a competitor. I want to go as hard as I can, and if I look like a guy out there playing ball, well, hey, I feel sorry for the opponent.”

Griner’s memoir, In My Skin, is out this week. You can read (or listen to) Neda’s profile of her here.

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Happy 28th birthday to the one and only Tobin Heath. Arguably one of the very best female soccer players inthe world. This winger has got it all: insanely good footwork, defensive genius, and great leadership qualities. And everything about her is perfect. 👑⚽️