Bethlehem Excessive Faculty graduate and Stanford College student-athlete Sydney Shaw, a local of Delmar, is aware of how one can pivot.
She hurdled from the Northeast to the West Coast by selecting to review sociology and play discipline hockey at Stanford throughout which period she was acknowledged as an Tutorial All-American. However after her sophomore season, she determined this system wasn’t for her. However as an alternative of retiring from athletics, she merely earned a spot on the varsity’s Division I lacrosse group.
The Bethlehem Excessive Faculty discipline hockey and lacrosse star earned accolades and performed on premier journey groups with the Capital Area’s high athletes. That dedication to sports activities continued throughout her faculty profession at Stanford, the place as a senior Shaw played on the 2018 Pac-12 Tournament championship lacrosse group and earned Pac-12 All-Tutorial honorable point out. She performed lacrosse throughout her junior and senior undergrad years on the prestigious establishment, recognized for each its educational and athletic applications.
Then she pivoted once more.
After incomes her bachelor’s diploma at Stanford in sociology, she determined to remain on the college and earned her grasp’s diploma in communication and media research.
That led to her touchdown what she calls “a dream job” working in Advertising and Operations for Simply Girls’s Sports activities, a thriving girls’s sports activities media platform, together with a web site, e-newsletter, social channels, and podcast that is coming quickly primarily based in San Francisco.
“Our e-newsletter highlights the week’s largest headlines, together with unique options and in-depth interviews with athletes and coaches,” she stated.
I’ve been studying the e-newsletter since she reached out to me by means of e-mail and a telephone name after listening to about my column by means of her dad, Adam Shaw, of Delmar.
The newest difficulty of the e-newsletter guided me by means of many articles and social media postings written by feminine athletes concerning the George Floyd protests and racism they’ve encountered.
“We’ve 25,000 subscribers and are rising,” Shaw stated. “Solely four p.c of sports activities protection is devoted to girls’s sports activities, and our objective is to vary that.”
She additionally has written a number of articles for the media platform, together with a latest interview with National Women’s Soccer League players concerning the upcoming Problem Cup.
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