Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Busy Day of Role Modeling for O'Reilly

Heather with the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team

We imagine most soccer moms out there would like to their daughters to grow up to be like Heather O'Reilly, a fantastic representive of women's soccer and the WNT, both on the field and off. Heather took time out from her (not so) busy day to chat with the U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team, which is training in New Jersey in preparation for the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup taking place in October in New Zealand. O'Reilly talked about her experiences with the youth National Teams, her journey to the senior side and what it takes to win a world championship. She should know, she's got three of them. Before the match at Giants Stadium, O'Reilly took some time to chat with some young ladies from her former club, PDA, who were serving as ball girls. We are sure they will be coming to watch her play with the Sky Blue FC in the new WPS. Moral of the story: It's all about the kids, who now have female role models to look up to and careers in sports to aspire to.

Heather with the the young ladies from her former club, PDA

1 comment:

Emily said...

Last night we went to the soccer game as a family. My daughter is a very BIG fan. When this whole soccer thing started and the girl broke her leg, everyone said the team had no chance. Well she said you were going to win and you did. She got up early, stayed up late to watch you win the goal. Last night at the game she made a poster that she worked hard on. She saved all the clippings from the paper, If you signed it you will remember the poster. She was determined to have the poster signed by as many players on the team as possible. Well you did not dissapoint. She said and I quote "this is one of the best nights of my life!" I want to thank you all for being great role models for all young girls.