Leading the Lynx to a second WNBA title in her three-year career, Maya Moore proved she's the go-to player on a team full of them.
Playing for the Afghan national soccer team, which took to the field against all odds, opened Santa Clara recruit Hailai Arghandiwal's eyes to the privilege she's experienced growing up in the United States.
Diana Taurasi, voted the third-most influential Hispanic female athleteof all time in a poll conducted by espnW and ESPN Deportes, has accomplished everything in basketball, but burns to get better.
She was the most decorated female swimmer at the London Olympics. But now, 18-year-old Missy Franklin just wants to fit in with her teammates as she begins her freshman year at Cal.
Sixteen months after the death of her twin sister and teammate, Sam, Stanford's Carly Wopat feels her sister's presence every time she steps onto the volleyball court.
Pam Martin-Wells, the most accomplished female bass angler of all time, has turned her childhood love for the outdoors into a career as a pioneer.
A top recruit who lost her father and basketball career, Tierra Rogers fought through heartbreak and depression to inspire her teammates at Cal.
There's nothing quite like being a mom and raising an athlete. Michelle Smith writes about the rewarding experience of her child playing sports -- that is, when she can stomach watching.
Stanford (seeking its third straight title) and three-time champion USC resume their never-ending battle for water polo supremacy at this weekend's NCAA tournament.
The Springstowne Wrestling Academy, the nation's largest girls' school wrestling program, brings a championship glow to the working-class city of Vallejo, Calif.
Elena Myers turned heads last year when she became the first woman to win a motorsports race at Daytona. She's back with a new team, racing in a new class.
In a sport that's about individual endurance, U.S. cross-country skier Liz Stephen finds her joy in being part of a team.
Private dressing room aside, Tammy "T-Time" Brawner is a perfect fit for the Harlem Globetrotters.
Like a baseball player, the Colts long-snapper Matt Overton toiled for years in the football minors before making it to the NFL.
At just 18, Lakey Peterson is taking women's surfing into new territory with her never-before-seen, high-flying style.
Embracing the scrutiny, heralded UConn freshman Breanna Stewart is already showing she has what it takes to become the next great Husky.