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  1. A classic rookie move

    Kelly Clark

    I first met Gretchen Bleiler at a training camp for up-and-coming young athletes put on by the U.S. snowboarding team. These days they're called Project Gold, but back then it was just rookie camp or something. When Gretchen and I went for the first ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Back in the day: Ashley Caldwell

    Ashley Caldwell

    In our new espnW series, elite athletes look back at their rookie days. I was a gymnast growing up, and took my first stab at freestyle skiing when I was 13 and went to a training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. I made the ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. espnW -- U.S. women's hockey team will need more out of defense i...

    Steve Wulf

    If the U.S. Olympic women's hockey team wants to win gold at these Games, it will have to rely heavily on a defensive unit that was not playing on full cylinders against Canada in the prelims.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2013
  4. espnW -- Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike flips for bask...

    Mackenzie Lobby

    Nneka Ogwumike, who will try to lift L.A. into the Western finals, fell in love with the team aspect of basketball after giving it a shot to stay in shape for gymnastics.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  5. espnW -- Leigh Ann Robinson and Erika Tymrak ready for women's n...

    Graham Hays

    Erika Tymrak and Leigh Ann Robinson represent the first payoff for U.S. Soccer from its investment in NWSL. The rookie and the journeyman punched their tickets to the national team with a successful season with FC Kansas City.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2013
  6. espnW -- Five questions for National Women's Soccer League champi...

    Graham Hays

    With injured stars, a rookie goalkeeper and home-field advantage all part of the mix, there are plenty of issues to consider heading into the first NWSL championship game between the Thorns and the Flash.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  7. First at last for Candace Parker


    She was the No. 1 pick in the 2008 WNBA draft and became the first player to earn MVP and rookie of the year awards in the same season. She was the second player in league history to dunk and the first player to dunk in consecutive games. And she's ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  8. espnW -- Young U.S. team loses to Japan in World Cup of Softball

    Graham Hays

    Saturday's 7-4 loss to Japan in the World Cup of Softball was a learning experience for a young American squad that features 12 rookies.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2013
  9. espnW -- Katelyn Ohashi, Simone Biles expected to emerge as new f...

    Blythe Lawrence

    With Kyla Ross sidelined with an injury, the U.S. team's chances at the American Cup rest on the shoulders of 15-year-olds Katelyn Ohashi and Simone Biles.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  10. Women who test mettle vs. men

    Steve Wulf

    Hey, fellas, wanna play some ball?

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  11. Riding with the Pros -- Kathryn Bertine and Team Colavita offer t...

    Kathryn Bertine

    From rookie mistakes to current blunders, Team Colavita knows there's a lot to learn about cycling. So, Kathryn Bertine and some of her teammates offer some tips for new cyclists.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  12. McManus: Jaguars give Aaron Ross a forward pass

    Jane McManus

    By giving Aaron Ross time off to cheer for his wife, Olympic sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross, the NFL's Jaguars show they really get "family first."

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  13. Riding with the Pros -- A cycling dream comes true for Kathryn Be...

    Kathryn Bertine

    Kathryn Bertine picks the perfect time to revisit what rookie mistakes to avoid on the road as a new cycling opportunity presents itself.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  14. Rowing rookie Meghan O'Leary makes Olympic training team

    Meghan O'Leary

    Less than a year after her first race, Meghan O'Leary is rowing alongside Olympians at the training center in Chula Vista, Calif.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  15. U.S. women's hockey team mixes experience, talent

    Ruben Leavitt

    Taxing tryouts and test matches have yielded a new roster, and now Team USA heads to Switzerland for the IIHF World Women's Championships lead by Olympic favorites and talented rookies.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  16. Kim Rhode punches her ticket for 2012 London Games

    Meri-Jo Borzilleri

    Four-time U.S. Olympic shooter Kim Rhode is on a roll, qualifying for the London Summer Olympics.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2011