Congratulations to the 2022 Chicago Red Stars #SHEINSPIRESME Award Winners! The annual #SHEINSPIRESME award recognizes women who exemplify leadership, practice social responsibility and who inspire and uplift their community. Winners were selected by popular vote and announced at the #SHEINSPIRESME match on Sunday, July 10th. Each received a #SHEINSPIRESME commemorative plaque, a donation from the CRS Cares Foundation to continue their work in the community, and tickets to a 2023 home match.
Winner, Adult (21 and over)
Nina Rouse is an inspiration to the students and faculty at Muskego High School. Where there was only a men's team for certain sports, Nina fought to start a women's team for the sport. Her drive for equality and to support all students led her to create a Women of Will leadership program. Standing up for others and giving them the confidence to stand up for themselves is what makes her athletes want to embody those same attributes. Nina is not only an excellent example of sportmanship as a coach, but she is a true leader amongst her peers.
Winner, Youth (20 and under)
Grace has been involved in soccer for over a decade. Her love for the game as a player helped her develop into a leader on and off the field. Over the past year Grace has become an integral part of the teams she is on. Her tenacity and dedication led her to fundraise money for Girls Soccer Worldwide that helps to provide opportunities for girls around the world to play the beautiful game of soccer. Grace has represented her Club, School and State in an exemplary manner. She is a true leader that inspires others not with her own achievements but through opportunity.