GladiatHer® Wives: Samantha “DJ Spinvixen” Romantini Bethea

GladiatHer® Wives: Samantha “DJ Spinvixen” Romantini Bethea

Without a strong sense of self it can be easy to fall prey to the influences and lose what makes us special and unique.

GLADIATHER GRADS: SYDNEY SATCHELL, AMPUTEE & INSPIRATION

GLADIATHER GRADS: SYDNEY SATCHELL, AMPUTEE & INSPIRATION

Even if you can’t pay rent and your mom has cancer, there is still something significant going on in our lives worthy of celebration. I encourage people to really embrace those tough times because even in those moments, good, significant things are happening.

GENUINE PATRIOTISM

GENUINE PATRIOTISM

Americans aren’t always patriotic and they aren’t patriotic in the same ways. They are a confusing bunch, picking and choose when and how it’s convenient to show their patriotism and love for country.

MY MONTH AS HOPE SOLO’S PR MANAGER

MY MONTH AS HOPE SOLO’S PR MANAGER

Sigh. Hope Solo. Instead of talking about what a great goalie and representative of women’s sports she is, we’ve spent the majority of August talking about what a poor sport she is. She’s seriously been a public relations nightmare and I can only imagine that her management team is in full-on crisis management mode right now. […]

OLYMPIC FLASHBACK: 1996, the UWNT WINS GOLD

OLYMPIC FLASHBACK: 1996, the UWNT WINS GOLD

The 1996 Olympics in Atlanta were huge for Team USA’s women.  That’s why we’re getting another Olympic Flashback from that year, and it’s courtesy of the US Women’s National Soccer Team.  

GLADIATHER LAW: The USWNT & The Equal Pay Act

GLADIATHER LAW: The USWNT & The Equal Pay Act

Yesterday the sports world was set abuzz when it was announced that members of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the US Soccer Federation (USSF). Based in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), the complaint states that the USSF has discriminated against the […]

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: CHANGING AS IT GROWS–IMPROVING GIRLS’ SOCCER

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: CHANGING AS IT GROWS–IMPROVING GIRLS’ SOCCER

With all the talk about the movie Concussion, CTE, the NFL and head trauma, I thought it would be fitting for our first Flashback Friday to be to GladiatHer.com’s first ever post, Changing as it Grows: Improving Girls’ Soccer. Many are still unaware that after football, girls’ soccer reports the highest number of concussions in youth sports, so it’s the perfect to bring awareness to the issue and help improve the lives of girls who love soccer.

A YEAR IN REVIEW

A YEAR IN REVIEW

It’s hard to pick one word to describe women’s sports in 2015.  This year has been filled with excitement, disappoint and progress.  In 2015 women continued to take sports by storm as athletes, coaches, officials, journalists, administrators, doctors and in every other way imaginable.  They set records, caused controversy and told their own stories on […]

Woman Crush Wednesday

Could there be any doubt about who GladiatHer’s #WCW is?  Her career with the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) has spanned over 14 years.  When she officially retires on December 16, 2015, she will end her career having scored the most international goals, ever…man or woman.  Her 184 international goals (77 of which were headers), […]

WCW: Alex Morgan

She got cut from her first club soccer when she was 13.   Then she went on to be named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She tore her ACL at 17. Then she went on to become the 3rd All-Time scorer at Berkley and the first pick of the Women’s […]