Author Archives: Parker Johnson

Stone Stronger than Ever In Return to Field

By Parker Johnson Susan Stone stood anxiously while she watched her decorated daughter, Olivia, do warmup drills on an outdated artificial turf pitch near Austin, Texas in February 2018. An uneasiness crept in – the uniquely maternal sense that something was just … off. This was Olivia Stone’s swan song. It was the last game the 17-year-old forward would play

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Season Preview: Men’s Soccer

By Parker Johnson There’s been a whole lot of soccer going on this summer. Whether your loyalty lies with South America (Copa America), Europe (congrats to Portugal on the debut Nations League title), Africa (AFCON), or the good ol’ Yanks trying to prove themselves to the world (Women’s World Cup … well, and the Gold Cup, I guess), there’s been

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