Soccer Nerd Dream Comes True

My hero retiring made me realize that I hadn’t blogged about THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER. But, first, Abby Wambach…man, you’re the toughest badass I’ve ever seen take the field. So sad to see you go, but I cannot wait to see what you do now.

Soccer has been a part of my life since I can remember. My two older brothers played and since I always did everything to be just like them (including an unfortunate 2nd grade haircut), I played as soon as I was old enough. Rec, to club, to high school to college (Wake Forest). When I had the chance to (1) meet (2) be interviewed by Megan Rapinoe (what??) and (3) photograph her, I bawled my eyes out. Seriously, this was a dream come true.

Demon Deacons, circa 1994. omg. We are so old. I am second row on the right so damn happy to be there.


Pinoe (we’re bff’s now, obvs) was so smart, so aware of the importance of her role and so easy to talk to. I was so impressed. Best wishes to her on a speedy recovery (just tore her ACL). We brought a group down for the shoot which included a few of my girls’ teammates as well as two of my college teammates and their girls. Amazing to be able to share this with girls I’ve know forever.

Thank you to the Women’s National Team for a day we will remember forever.


Here’s a link to the interview and the video.