Coach’s Corner: The Women Shaping the Next Generation of Athletes

Brandi Chastain

After scoring the winning penalty goal over China for the United States at the 1999 FIFA World Cup Final, soccer player Brandi Chastain celebrated the victory by ripping off her jersey and falling to her knees in a sports bra. This became the subject of what is now considered one of the most iconic photographs of a woman celebrating an athletic victory.

Lily Welsh

As the final bell of the day rings throughout the school, Paly senior Lily Welsh rushes out of class and makes the 20 minute commute to Webb Ranch, where she spends the rest of the day either being coached in equestrian vaulting or coaching younger vaulters.



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