A cozy ideal of femininity, dainty and fragile in frame.
A gender stereotype.
Wide, muscular thighs molded from years of keeping a squat-like stance while sprinting, lunging and diving that demand presence, scream for space and that are not content sitting still and acting pretty. Now take the same pair of legs and wrap a skirt around them.
A contradiction? An oxymoron?
Whatever the case, we’re unapologetic for the cause of confusion if it threatens societal ideals. Strong is striking; strong is stunning. It does not plead for attention, but steals it effortlessly.
In 51 days the U.S. Women’s National Team will be in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games and across their jerseys, near their hearts, will be three bold letters rimmed in gold as they defy labels and smash stereotypes. Now you too can wear the same USA logo the USWNT athletes will be wearing in Brazil exclusively through Harrow Sports at USA Field Hockey summer events. Join us Monday, July 18 when the entire Olympic Games kit will be revealed during a NBC Universal televised Rio Send-Off Series at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster County, Pa., the team’s final contests before competing for gold and glory.
After all, field hockey does everything other field sports do, except with a 85-mile-per-hour rotating blur of hard plastic…and in a skirt.