3Qs: The art of the shutout

The women’s soccer team has amassed an NCAA-​​leading 11 shutouts in just 14 matches this season, outscoring oppo­nents 22–3 en route to a ster­ling 9–3-2 record. Goal­keeper Paige Bur­nett attrib­utes the number-​​defying suc­cess to supe­rior team defense.

For the love of the game

Nabila Abul­ja­dayel, AMD’16, recently had the oppor­tu­nity to see her favorite sports team, Spanish soccer club Real Madrid, play in the U.S. during an inter­na­tional soccer tour­na­ment. And she watched most of the game through the lens of her camera, as a cre­den­tialed photographer.

In sports recruiting, how young is too young?

Real Madrid has signed a 7-​​year-​​old soccer player from Argentina, who will begin training with the Spanish club’s youth squad in Sep­tember. We asked Dan Lebowitz, exec­u­tive director of Sport in Society, to explain how par­ents, coaches and pro­fes­sional orga­ni­za­tions can best safe­guard the social and psy­cho­log­ical devel­op­ment of a sports prodigy.

3Qs: Despite World Cup loss, women’s club a “great team”

On Sunday, the U.S. women’s soccer team suf­fered a dev­as­tating loss to Japan in the FIFA World Cup final. We asked Veronica Napoli, a senior for­ward for the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity women’s soccer team, to ana­lyze the sig­nif­i­cance of the loss and ponder her past, present and future on the field.