July 10, 2019

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USWNT, Morgan take home top honors at ESPYS

The U.S. women’s national soccer team’s day started with a parade through New York City’s Canyon of Heroes, included a flight to Los Angeles and then saw Alex Morgan and the USWNT shine as the big winners at The ESPYS on Wednesday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Morgan earned the ESPY for best female athlete, beating overall women’s World Cup Alpine skiing champion Mikaela Shiffrin, Breanna Stewart of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and gymnast Simone Biles.

The USWNT then won best team, topping the World Series champion Boston Red Sox, the College Football Playoff-winning Clemson Tigers, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, the NBA champion Toronto Raptors, the NCAA women’s college basketball champion Baylor Bears and the NCAA men’s basketball champion Virginia Cavaliers.

The two ESPYS wins were the latest reasons for the USWNT to celebrate after it captured its second consecutive World Cup title by beating the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday.

Morgan joked that her ESPY for best female athlete was the second-best trophy she earned this week.


List of the day –

Winners of Best Female Athlete ESPY Award

YearImageAthleteNation representedSportRef(s)
1993Monica Seles YugoslaviaTennis[3]
1994Julie Krone United StatesThoroughbred horse racing[4]
1995Bonnie Blair United StatesSpeed skating[5]
1996Rebecca Lobo United StatesBasketball[6]
1997Amy Van Dyken United StatesSwimming[7]
1998Mia Hamm United StatesSoccer[8]
1999Chamique Holdsclaw United StatesBasketball[9]
2000Mia Hamm (2) United StatesSoccer[10]
2001Marion Jones United StatesTrack and field[11]
2002Venus Williams United StatesTennis[12]
2003Serena Williams United StatesTennis[13]
2004Diana Taurasi United StatesBasketball[14]
2005Annika Sörenstam SwedenGolf[15]
2006Annika Sörenstam (2) SwedenGolf[15]
2007Taryne Mowatt United StatesSoftball[16]
2008Candace Parker United StatesBasketball[17]
2009Nastia Liukin United StatesGymnastics[18]
2010Lindsey Vonn United StatesAlpine skiing[19]
2011Lindsey Vonn (2) United StatesAlpine skiing[20]
2012Brittney Griner United StatesBasketball[21]
2013Serena Williams (2) United StatesTennis[22]
2014Ronda Rousey United StatesMixed martial arts[23]
2015Ronda Rousey (2) United StatesMixed martial arts[24]
2016Breanna Stewart United StatesBasketball[25]
2017Simone Biles United StatesGymnastics[1]
2018Chloe Kim United StatesSnowboarding[26]
2019Alex Morgan United StatesSoccer[27]

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