One in four girls will be the victim of a crime of violence before she graduates high school, according to the Center for Disease Control. For girls in the worst neighborhoods of Chicago, they make up a disproportionately high part of that terrible statistic.
In 2004, a nine-year-old girl named Tory accompanied her mother, Shiela, to the hospital while she received treatment for breast cancer. Tory wrote notes of encouragement and drew pictures for her mother that made an enormous impact on Shiela’s daily battle with the disease.
The Michigan women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA regional finals with a 1-0 victory over Notre Dame on Sunday. The Wolverines will play Virginia at 7 p.m. ET Friday. Meanwhile, Illinois, the other Big Ten team to make it to Round 3, fell 4-1 to Boston College, the same team that ousted Nebraska.
The Illinois and Michigan women’s soccer teams advanced to theNCAA regional semifinals with wins over Portland and Illinois State, respectively. The Illini rallied to drop Portland in overtime, while Michigan rolled to an easy 3-0 victory. Indiana, Nebraska and Penn State all were eliminated. Catch up on all the action in this post.
The Big Ten sent a record eight women’s soccer teams to the NCAA tournament, and five of them advanced out of the first round. Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State all carded victories, while Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio State’s seasons came to a close. Catch up on all the action in this post.
A conference record eight Big Ten women’s soccer teams will compete in the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, it was announced on Monday. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State all earned berths to the national tournament, which begins on Friday. The previous record of six Big Ten teams occurred in 1998, 2002 and 2010.
Nebraska got an early penalty kick goal from Jaycie Johnson, and it was all it needed to tally a 1-0 victory over Iowa on Sunday in the 2013 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament finals. With the shutout, the Huskers earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.