This season has been one of incredible growth and improvement. Though it’s only our second year back in DI, we made it all the way to the Midwest Final! We also welcomed a new coach, Justin O’Connor, to our ranks and his guidance and experience have certainly helped us to “up our game” and be competitive in DI. We ended our season at 3-3 for league play with 2 wins against the Minnesota Valkyries and Chicago Women. In an effort to get even more playing time at the DI level we invited the Denver Black Ice, a fellow DI team, to play us at the end of October. It was a great opportunity to play a new team and make some new friends. Although we lost our Midwest Final match against the Detroit Women (who doesn’t love a good rematch?!) we are immensely proud of our vets and rookies alike for a fun and hard-fought season!
As a team, we recognize that we are part of a community and, as such, we have been making a greater effort to give back through volunteering. In mid-October, several of our members participated in the GSAFE Trick or Trot 5k Run/Walk, benefiting GSAFE: a local organization that works to make schools and the community more inclusive for LGBTQIA+ youth. We also hosted a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank at our friendly match against the Denver Black Ice. All told, we donated 217lbs of food and toiletries!! In 2018, we plan on joining forces with our friends at Athletico to volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank to help with sorting donations (or however we can lend a hand)! It is our sincere hope that the WWRFC can forge strong and long-lasting relationships with groups who work hard to make our community better.
Looking forward to seeing/hearing from you in 2018!
By Alayna Hronek
WWRFC Communications Officer