Eden Laase is a freelance writer for Just Women’s Sports. She previously ran her own high-school sports website in Michigan after covering college hockey and interning at Sports Illustrated. Eden graduated from Gonzaga University, where she wrote about the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

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Sally Yates: NWSL investigation ‘needed to end’ for change to happen

One investigation could only do so much, U.S. Soccer's lead investigator said.

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USWNT roster notes: Mia Fishel’s status, NWSL playoff impact and more

Fishel is "on our depth chart," Vlatko Andonovski said.

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From A’ja Wilson to Han Xu, watch these stars in World Cup final

USA Basketball will face China in the FIBA gold-medal game

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Women’s soccer players say BYU crowd hurled racist slurs at 2021 match

This comes a month after a similar report from a visiting volleyball player.

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WNBA Finals stars navigate quick turnaround at FIBA World Cup

A'ja Wilson jetted from the Aces' championship parade to Australia.

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USWNT ‘monitoring’ Spanish national team dispute, Andonovski says

The Spanish national team is mired in controversy.

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Alex Morgan’s injury creates problem and possibility for USWNT

The USWNT will be without its star striker.

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Teen star Alyssa Thompson earns her first USWNT call-up

The 17-year-old played at the U20 World Cup in August.

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Aces’ A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum intent on world domination

The stars have shined for Team USA at the FIBA World Cup.

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NWSL standings: Breaking down the three-way race for the Shield

The Thorns, OL Reign and Current need to bring their best.

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W Series racing season in jeopardy due to financial issues

A scheduled race in Singapore this weekend is in doubt.

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Explaining Kim Mulkey’s complicated relationship with Brittney Griner

Mulkey coached Griner at Baylor from 2009-13.

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Kelsey Plum ‘gets her s— together’ to push Aces to brink of WNBA title

The All-Star guard came up big in Las Vegas' Game 2 win.

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Courtney Williams is back where she belongs with Connecticut Sun

Williams re-signed with the Sun in 2022 after two seasons away.

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How the Aces came from behind to win a WNBA playoff classic

Las Vegas grabbed a 2-1 lead in the semifinal series.

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WNBA semifinals: For keys to Storm-Aces, look beyond A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart

Storylines abound as Seattle takes on Las Vegas.

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WNBA semifinals: Can Sun solve Sky in 2021 rematch?

The Sun have not beaten the Sky yet this season.

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How Chelsea Gray the passer became the WNBA’s Point Gawd

Gray's pass-first mentality takes on many forms with the Aces.

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With special core, Chicago Sky make repeat WNBA title possible

No WNBA team has won back-to-back championships since 2002.

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WNBA 2022 playoffs: Breaking down every first-round matchup

Here are the X-factors, keys and predictions for each best-of-three series.

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What Paige Bueckers’ season-ending injury means for UConn

UConn will rely on Caroline Ducharme and Aubrey Griffin taking big jumps.

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The good, the bad and the unique from WNBA All-Star weekend

The product in Chicago over the weekend was undeniable.

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Rhyne Howard’s dream WNBA rookie season is only the beginning

As her mom knows, when Howard sets her mind to something, she achieves it.

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‘It’s a war zone’: What’s behind the WNBA’s triple-double revolution

The league's next generation is changing the game.

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With four alums, Notre Dame takes center stage at WNBA All-Star

Muffet McGraw looks on her four All-Star players with pride.

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Denim DeShields’ unconventional path to her college basketball dream

DeShields rekindled her relationship with sister Diamond during the recruiting process.

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Way-too-early NCAA hoops Top 25: South Carolina, Stanford reign

The transfer portal has shaken things up, but the top teams remain the same.

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Destanni Henderson caps South Carolina career with game to remember

Henderson scored a career-high 26 points and contained Paige Bueckers.

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‘Unassuming’ star Brea Beal guides South Carolina to national title game

Beal held Hailey Van Lith to nine points on 4-for-11 shooting.

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Final Four 2022 preview: Keys to victory for each team

We get you ready for the three biggest games of the college hoops season.

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JWS NCAA awards: Our picks for Player of the Year, All-Americans, more

Could Aliyah Boston walk away with two end-of-season awards?

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Elite Eight picks: Who will move on to the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four?

On Sunday and Monday, the field will cut in half once more.

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Stars of the Sweet 16: The difference-makers for each winning team

The Elite Eight is set, and it took some serious star power to get there.

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Hannah Jump, Stanford’s X-factor, always finds a way

Jump dreamed of playing basketball at Stanford since the fifth grade.

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Re-seeding the Sweet 16 as the NCAA Tournament rolls on

Here's what the Sweet 16 field would look like if the teams were re-ranked.

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NCAA Women’s Tournament: This is what March Madness looks like

The growing parity in the women's game is on full display.

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Five historic first-round upsets in the NCAA Women’s Tournament

With eight first-round upsets already in March Madness, we revisit other memorable ones.

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The quiet resilience of Kentucky superstar Rhyne Howard

Howard's family knew she was destined for greatness from the beginning.

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NCAA Tournament: Breaking down picks, bracket busters in every region

The madness begins this weekend.

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The rise and fall, and rise again, of Indiana women’s basketball

After decades of being dormant, the IU program is alive again.

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Picking the entire NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket

If you need help with your bracket selections, we have you covered.

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NCAA Player of the Year: The cases for Aliyah Boston, Caitlin Clark

Each player is deserving of the award, so who has the edge?

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Iowa State to Florida: Five NCAA hoops teams that deserve more credit

A handful of teams that are peaking late could make noise in March.

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Battle for supremacy: Which women’s hoops conference is the best?

There are four conferences that can make a true case for being No. 1 this...

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‘We are going to be part of a legacy’: The rebirth of Duke basketball

With eight transfers and a new head coach, Duke is rebuilding its culture.

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Five unranked women’s college basketball teams to watch out for

These underrated teams could be upset candidates as the season ramps up to March.

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Five women’s college basketball teams starting 2022 off right

Indiana, Arizona, Missouri, Louisville and Georgia Tech ended 2021 on a high note.

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Women’s college basketball stat leaders to watch across the nation

From the household names to the underrated players, here's what their stats tell us.

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College hoops upset mania: What I’ve learned about the top teams

Upsets have shaken up the top-25 rankings over the past two weeks.

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Ten teams that have my attention in women’s college basketball

The first two weeks of the season have brought upsets and rankings reshuffling.

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With the ‘Fab Four’ freshmen, South Carolina basketball is in good hands

The top-ranked recruiting class in women's hoops is ready to impress.

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JWS’ NCAA basketball preseason Top 25: South Carolina, Stanford on top

Here's where we think AP voters got it right, and where they got it wrong.

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Top 25 returners entering the 2021-22 college basketball season

Women's college basketball is stacked with talent this season.

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Bigger than tall: How No. 1 recruit Lauren Betts found herself and her voice

It took Betts a long time to find the beauty and strength in her height.

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As Team USA goes for gold in 3×3 basketball, a movement to grow the game takes off

The game of 3-on-3 has been building behind the scenes for years.

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Thirteen years after their last Olympics, USA Softball is savoring the moment

Team USA feels the gravity of these Olympics, because nothing beyond them is guaranteed.