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I've pretty much loved to write since I was in fourth or fifth grade. Stories, poetry...you pretty much name it, I wrote it. By the time I hit 8th grade, the stories had gotten more and more elaborate and I'd begun to wonder if a career as an author was in the midst.
I managed to stumble across the New Jersey Wildcats (W-League) website in the spring of 8th grade and they were looking for website correspondents. Having been an avid WUSA fan until the league's demise in 2003, I jumped at the chance to combine my two passions - soccer and writing. I began as a junior website correspondent for the Wildcats for both 2005 and 2006 before joining the newest team up in Basking Ridge, NJ Jersey Sky Blue. I worked for them for a year and eventually came back to working for the Wildcats.
I will be a junior at Rutgers University in New Brunswick this fall and am a double major in journalism and exercise and sport science. I plan to go into physical therapy, at least a some point.
The WPS draft and NSCAA Convention in Phildelphia in January 2010 was the first event I really got to cover as an actual journalist. Sure I'd been to games and done a couple of game recaps, but it's NOTHING like being able to be at an event like a draft. It was a whirlwind of activity but it was easily one of the best experiences of my life.
Since then I've been able to cover various WPS teams, focusing on writing player features with the occasional match report as well. I've also been given some incredible opportunities recently with PUMA reviewing products and following one of their newest programs Project Pink.
Covering women's professional soccer and the US Women's National team has been incredible for me. I was only 12 when the WUSA folded and being able to get involved with the league, its players and staff has been full of lessons for me. I've enjoyed every second of it and I hope that I will be able to continue to cover women's soccer for as long as possible.
I enjoy your WPS work, I though you may like this
I also live in NJ
Lauren, I must shamelessly plug my article. But it's worth a plug, I think.
The United saga continues and I now have PROOF that Rooney is leaving. Well, I have circumstantial evidence that is.
It's a tiny bit late as it took longer than expected to write it, but my review of 2009 is finally here! Last year's one won the AOTD award and hopefully I've done enough on this one to equal that feat, but I'll leave you to be the judge of that!
With 25 great moments from 12 different sports, and with everyone from Barcelona to France, the Yankees to the Lakers, and Usain Bolt to Tiger Woods there is something for everyone in this slideshow, plus a ranked top ten as the final slide!
If you get a chance would you mind checking it out? Cheers!
It's that time of year again! Time to vote for your B/R World Football Writer of the Year. A final shortlist of 10 has been devised with great difficulty, and now you can vote for who you think deserves the accolade! Let the voting commence!
If you haven't seen it already, I have written the first of many "decade in review" pieces, and this one looks at Liverpool's top 15 matches of the noughties. Have a look and see what you think, you might be surprised at what ISN'T number one!