Elite track cyclist Liz Reap Carlson, faster than ever at 42, has sped past obstacles to have a shot at the London Games.
On Friday, the U.S. field hockey team shocked Argentina to win gold at the Pan Am Games. Midfielder Rachel Dawson tells us how they did it.
The Pan Am Games marked the gymnast's first international meet since the 2008 Olympics. She won two medals, but also struggled in her best event.
U.S. field hockey midfielder Rachel Dawson is blogging for espnW throughout the Pan Am Games. After three wins and her 150th cap, she enjoys a rare day off.
U.S. field hockey midfielder Rachel Dawson spills her secrets for playing on the U.S. team and talks about their Pan Am match against Mexico.
Mexico's Cynthia Valdez, winner of five rhythmic gymnastics medals in Guadalajara, is hoping to earn an invitation to the 2012 Olympics.
What happens when the U.S. women's field hockey team treks to Mexico for the Pan Am Games? Songs are sung, words are 'Scrambled,' and a Jersey girl interprets Adele.
Cassidy Hubbarth presents the espnW Top Plays of the Week, highlighting 10 of the best women's sports plays of the Pan Am Games, NCAA volleyball and more.
The U.S. field hockey team has never won the Pan American Games title before, but this year could be the one. American midfielder Rachel Dawson explains why.
USA Softball's roster is full of new faces heading into the Pan Am Games, but the same questions still surround the sport on the international stage.
espnW offers a snapshot of the top American female athletes competing at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The Pan American Games aren't just about the competition. In several sports, there are 2012 Olympic spots on the line. Here's espnW's sport-by-sport breakdown.
The U.S. women's field hockey team is hoping to take the most direct path to the London Olympcs: winning it all at the upcoming Pan Am Games.
Guadalajara is not used to heavy police presence and heliocopters flying overhead. But that's the price you have to pay when you are a Pan Am Games host.
With friends and family cheering from the stands, local star Vanessa Zambotti has even more motivation to win a second Pan American gold medal.
Elite cyclist Kathryn Bertine earned a 12th-place finish in the time trial at last weekend's Pan Am Championships. She recounts the story and what it means for her quest for the 2012 Olympics.