Lead Her Forward

Kristen Yanchoris


Sports have formed me into the woman I am today. As a female athlete, sports have challenged me physically, mentally and emotionally; however, I would not achieve excellence without being pushed out of my comfort zone — that’s where the magic happens. Without sports, I would not have developed the perspective of pursuing greatness every day. In addition to being challenged internally, I have also been challenged by my teammates. My teammates inspire me to be the best version of myself every day, and I can only hope I do the same for them.

I believe it is important to use my passion for lacrosse to provide opportunities for the development of the next generation of girls through coaching and volunteering at events that promote female empowerment.

The possibilities are enormous in advocating for equity in sports, and I support the Women’s Sports Foundation and National Girls & Women in Sports Day in their leadership in their pursuit of empowering women through sports to release their boundless potential!