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© 2017 Play it Forward Sport

OUR ATHLETES

With the creation of the United Women’s Lacrosse League, we have generated over 100 new PIFS ambassadors. These are some of the top lacrosse players in the world who bring a wealth of accomplishment and knowledge to the team. All of our partner athletes embody the values that we strive to promote, beginning with equality.

 

We are honored to support these athletes in our mission to create a sustainable professional women’s sports model and proud to have them Playing It Forward through Sport!

 

Molly Schaus

Molly retired from the US. Women's National Hockey team in the spring of 2015. During her eight year career, she won two Olympic silver medals (2010, 2014) and four World Championships (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015). A former standout at Boston College, Molly led the Eagles to two Frozen Four appearances, three Beanpot championships and the school's first Hockey East Championship in 2011. She was a first team All-American in her senior year and was named Boston College's scholar-athlete all four years.


She has gained valuable experience in the non-profit field as Director of The Foundation for Goaltending Research and Education in Woburn, MA, as well as a Champion Volunteer and Group Volunteer Leader at Cradles to Crayons in Brighton, MA.  She has traveled internationally with Habitat for Humanity and is currently an Athlete Ambassador for Right to Play and an Athlete Role Model for the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.

US Winter Olympian with Women’s Ice Hockey Team

Neha Uberoi

She began playing tennis at the age of 3.  At 9, Neha alongside one of her older sisters, Shikha went to train at the  prestigious Saddlebrook tennis academy. At just 16 years old, Neha achieved a professional WTA ranking and completed her freshman year at Princeton University winning the 2003 Ivy-League Rookie of the Year award. Taking a leave of absence from Princeton, she joined elder sister, Shikha on the pro tour.

 

As a professional tennis player Neha reached two WTA Tour doubles finals with her partner Shikha and achieved a professional world ranking of 196 in singles and 110 in doubles. She competed around the world for 5 years in the most elite tennis tournaments such as US Open.


Known as the “Indian Tennis Sisters” Neha along with her sister Shikha are global sports and women's empowerment ambassadors. They are role models of dedication to sports, wellness and excellence in academics and are recognized for their continued involvement in the development, recognition and celebration of the Indian diaspora.

Professional Tennis player and coach

Shikha Uberoi

Shikha Uberoi is a former top 100 WTA Tour tennis player, Asian Games Silver Medallist (Doha '06), India number 1, Zee Astitva Athlete of the Year 2007, and Indian Icon 2015. Today, she is the co-founder of Indi.com India and a social entrepreneur using the mediums of sport/fitness and media to incite change.

 

She was the first Indian woman to qualify and reach the second round of the US Open in 2004, was the top 10 fastest server in the world and is one of India¹s top 10 most glamorous athletes. She earned her bachelors degree from Princeton University majoring in Anthropology and minoring in South Asian Studies. She graduated with high academic standing while winning Princeton’s prestigious Kit Harris Memorial Award for Leadership and Ethics.

 

She launched her media and lifestyle company, SDU Seva, Inc. in 2013 and is currently creating and producing international social issue television shows. She speaks internationally at various diplomatic conferences on female empowerment through sport and is becoming a face and force for female empowerment and women's leadership in India. She sat on the board of directors of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Shapers Initiative” for Bhopal and serves as a trustee and advisor to various NGOs and social enterprises. She is now seeking to be India’s ambassador for fitness and health. She is also furthering a news and sports presenting career and coaches all levels of tennis and fitness.

 

Shikha Uberoi was born and raised in Mumbai as well as Princeton NJ and is the second oldest of Mahesh and Madhu Uberoi's five, highly accomplished daughters.

Former No. 1 Indian Tennis player

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