We just found out that soccerlens.com has selected us as one of five Best Women's Football Blogs in 2007. Wow! We're just getting started, too. We think it's cool to be nominated, but it would REALLY BE COOL to win.
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Director Ayat Najafi's movie, "Foootball Under Cover, " premiered at the 2008 Berlinale on Feb 10, 2008. The Hollywood Reporter reviewed it in today's online edition (Football Under Cover- Bottom Line: Girls' soccer team enjoys a level playing field in Iran).
Georgetown University announced today that seven players have signed Letters of Intent for the 2008 season.
Those new players are:
Samantha Baker, (Long Beach, Calif./Wilson)
Kelly D'Ambrisi, (Trumbull, Conn./Our Lady of Mercy)
Elizabeth Hanna, (Waxhaw, N.C./Weddington)
Gabrielle Miller, (Wayne, Pa./Radnor)
Larkin Nixon, (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg)
Camille Trujillo, (Albuquerque, N.M./St. Pius X)
Marissa Wing, (East Greenbush, N.Y./Columbia)
Greta Mjoll Samuelsdottir (Reykjavik, Iceland)
I put this in the "Funny Stuff" category, because I have a dark sense of humor. Read at your own risk.
German researchers recently conducted a study that concluded watching a big soccer match can strain a fan's heart.
After studying the effects of matches during the 2006 World Cup, they concluded that, for German men, the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious heart problem was more than three times higher on days when their team played. It was 82 percent higher for German women. "Six of the seven games in which the German team participated were associated with an increase in the number of cardiac emergencies over the number during the control period," they wrote. The largest number occurred during a June 30 quarterfinal in which Germany defeated Argentina in a dramatic penalty shoot-out. The next game, Germany's semi-final loss to Italy, produced almost as many heart attacks. In contrast, Germany's match against Portugal for third place, produced no spike in heart-related problems. Germany defeated Portugal 3-1.
Good morning. Yes, it's 1:30 in the morning as I sit here at write to you. Last night, I went until 2:30 or 3:00. Ah, the life of a college student.
Speaking of, I know you all know how this feels: taking a full course load, having a part-time job so you can get a car (or food or rent money, or whatever), being involved in multiple extra-cirricular activities, doing volunteer work, trying to have a social life, and attempting to not neglect your family in the midst of all this. Do you wake up some mornings and just think, "I can't do it anymore"? I know after a good, "productive" all-nighter I want nothing more than to be able to just go home for a week or so (without penalty) and catch up on my sleep.
Oh! How about those lonely nights? Those are killer. It's 2 or 3 in the morning. Everyone's in bed, like normal people. And you're stuck in your room, staring at your computer screen. Those are the worst. It just makes you want to cry or go find a friend who gives really good hugs. The problem is that your roommate is asleep along with all of your good-hugging friends.
The colleges and universities are beginning to put dates to their Girl's Soccer Camp offerings. So, in addition to our previous post of camps, we've started to compile a collegiate-sponsored girl's soccer camp list.
You can find the link on the tab at the top of the page.
We'll be adding to this list over the next month or so, so check back frequently. If you know of any collegiate soccer camps, for girls 10-18, let us know by posting a comment to this entry and we'll consider adding it to our list.
We've just started a Link Directory for Collegiate Women's Soccer Program. Check out the tab at the top of the page. We've listed the colleges by part of the country, and state. We don't have them all listed yet, but hope to complete the list of the next few months.
If you find one you think we should add, add it to the comments of this entry and we'll research it.
The much anticipated women's professional soccer league now has a name, logo and website. "Women's Professional Soccer" or "WPS" debuted today, and with it came new logo featuring a silhouette of Mia Hamm about to strike a ball. Hamm herself if quite proud of the honor.
“I am extremely honored and humbled to personify the WPS brand, knowing full well that this league will be revered by generations of soccer fans around the world,” said Hamm. “Above all else, this league represents opportunity – not just for female soccer players, but for women everywhere.”
The league also launched its official website at www.womensprosoccer.com. The website is a source for all information related to the league, WPS teams, prospective players and women’s soccer in general.
If you're looking for the perfect camp to improve your skills, check out this site! They have general camps, striker camps, and keeper camps. There are camps for all ages, too. There's even have a camp in Alaska!!! Check it out!
Take a look: Soccer Camps
Also, there's a link for you to add other camps. If you know of a camp that isn't in the database, let your camp couselors know about the website.
As a little reminder that there's more to life after soccer, I looked at this article. I suggest you do the same. Sometimes, we forget that soccer truly is just a game. We can't play forever, so we have to spend today preparing for the tomorrow that may come when we can't play anymore.
Read it: From Soccer to Life