Previewing the National Women’s Soccer League

by MaryAnne Gucciardi February 12, 2013 4 min read

In November of 2012, the soccer world heard exciting news from U.S. soccer president Suni Guladi about the creation of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The eight-team league will begin this spring and features many prominent soccer players including FIFA player of the year Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Heather O’Reilly. While some of ...

Combating the Cold Weather

by MaryAnne Gucciardi January 25, 2013 1 min read

As we trudge through the thick of winter, it becomes increasingly difficult to muster our strength and go outside to exercise. Whether it be a walk, run or an evening soccer practice, doing any these activities requires commitment by our bodies to absorb the cold air and crank out sweat. This combination between cold, wind-whipped ...

May 8: Happy Birthday, Cindy Parlow!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi May 07, 2012 1 min read

Happy birthday to Cindy Parlow, three-time NCAA Women’s Soccer Champion and founding member of the Women’s United Soccer Association. Parlow was a member of the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympic, and 1999 and 2003 Women’s World Cup, teams. After playing professionally for the Atlanta Beat for three years, she became the Coaching Director of 13-18 ...

February 2012 Trunk Shows at OMEGA SPORTS

by MaryAnne Gucciardi February 06, 2012 3 min read

(Chapel Hill, NC; February 2, 2012)— Dragonwing girlgear ™ — the first line of athletic sport and support wear designed for young sporty girls ages 8-17 — announced today that North Carolina-based Omega Sports (an athletic apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment retailer) will host Trunk Shows at all 5 of the local retailer’s Triangle Stores ...

January 24: Happy Birthday, Mary Lou Retton!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi January 24, 2012 1 min read

Happy birthday to Italian-American Mary Lou Retton, the first female gymnast from outside of Eastern Europe to win an Olympic gold medal in the all-around event (1984 Olympics). Besides four other Olympic medals- two silver and two bronze- Retton is also a two-time American Cup winner and a 1997 International Gymnastics Hall of Fame inductee.

December 2: Happy (Belated) Birthday, Monica Seles!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi December 15, 2011 1 min read

Happy birthday to Monica Seles, the youngest player ever, at age 16, to win the French Open. She followed up that 1990 victory with French Open and U.S. Open wins in 1991 and 1992, in addition to 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1996 Australian Open wins. Besides those nine Grand Slam singles titles, she also won ...

OMEGA SPORTS is an Official retailer of Dragonwing girlgear™

by MaryAnne Gucciardi November 28, 2011 3 min read

(Chapel Hill, NC; November 23, 2011)— Dragonwing girlgear ™ — the first line of athletic sport and support wear designed for young sporty girls ages 8-17 — announced today that North Carolina-based Omega Sports, an athletic apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment retailer, is an official retailer of the complete line of Dragonwing girlgear™ line of ...

Dynamic Warm-up and video on Breanna Stewart

by MaryAnne Gucciardi November 12, 2011 1 min read

Article reinforcing Dr. Lindsay DiStefano’s recent blog post on a proper warm-up. Also, good video on Breanna Stewart, who will be playing for Conn after HS.

A great article on concussions from Taylor Twellman.

by MaryAnne Gucciardi November 07, 2011 1 min read

I want to pass along this article:  Taylor Twellman Interview on Concussions and Head Injury Trauma


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