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Ep. #16: Mal Pugh

Just Women's Sports

  • 5 months ago
  • 01:01:11

Mallory Pugh has been considered the future of the U.S. women’s national team since before she could drive a car. After being called in to the USWNT at age 17, she made her Olympic debut at 18, turned professional at 19, and then won a World Cup at age 21. In this episode, Mal and Kelley discuss her meteoric rise to soccer stardom and what comes next in a career that is still just getting started. Mal reflects on her Olympic and World Cup experiences, her decision to turn pro after only three months at UCLA, and what she’s learned from betting on herself. Mal also discusses her recent omission from the USWNT Olympic qualifying roster and why she sees this temporary setback as a turning point in her career. Go deeper. Presented by Heineken Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Ep. #15: Stephanie Gilmore

Just Women's Sports

  • 5 months ago
  • 01:05:53

The most dominant surfer of her generation joins Kelley O’Hara to discuss her life in and out of the water. Born and raised in New South Wales, Australia, Stephanie Gilmore won her first professional event when she was still in high school. As a rookie on the Women’s ASP World Tour, she won four of the eight events and claimed the 2007 World Title, which she then defended for the next three years. Stephanie talks with Kelley about her innate competitive drive, her love of the sport, how she recovered from a random act of violence to reclaim her top spot, what it means to be going to the Olympics next summer, and how she fought for and won equal prize money for women surfers. Go deeper. Presented by Heineken Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Ep. #14 Michelle Wie West

Just Women's Sports

  • 5 months ago
  • 52:37

One of the biggest names in golf history sits down with Kelley O’Hara to talk about her one-of-a-kind career. Michelle Wie West discusses her unprecedented rise from a local child prodigy to a national superstar, the highs and lows of her professional journey, and how motherhood has changed her perspective on golf. Already winning adult amateur tournaments by the time she was a teenager, Michelle turned pro the week before she turned 16. She talks with Kelley about the secrets to her early success and the lessons she learned having to persevere through both injury and professional uncertainty. Go deeper. Presented by Heineken Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Ep. #13: Carli Lloyd

Just Women's Sports

  • 5 months ago
  • 01:07:09

One of soccer’s most iconic players sits down with Kelley O’Hara to talk about her roller-coaster journey to the top of her sport. Carli Lloyd speaks candidly about the highs and lows that have defined her career, from getting cut from a youth national team to her legendary hat-trick in the 2015 World Cup final. The USWNT star discusses why she stood by Hope Solo following her controversial benching at the 2007 World Cup, what it meant to score the gold medal-winning goal at the 2008 Olympics and again in 2012, her dominant run through the 2015 World Cup, and what people misunderstood about her comments during the 2019 tournament. Carli also discusses how quarantine inspired her to reconnect with her family after 12 years apart and the hard-won lessons she’s learned as both an athlete and a person. Go deeper. Presented by Heineken. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Ep. #12: Nneka Ogwumike

Just Women's Sports

  • 6 months ago
  • 01:16:37

WNBA superstar and Players Association President Nneka Ogwumike talks with Kelley about her unusual path to becoming one of the most impactful leaders in sports. Ogwumike discusses the impact of her Nigerian-American upbringing on her basketball career, why she needed to be talked into going pro before being drafted No. 1, learning to drive stick shift in Poland during her first year abroad, her record-breaking 2016 MVP season, scoring the championship-winning shot to win a title with the Sparks, negotiating the league’s groundbreaking 2020 CBA, and what it took to pull off a paradigm-shifting season inside the WNBA bubble. Go deeper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit