WHO WE ARE
Now in its 14th year of publication, Women's Soccer World (WSW) was the first and only on-line magazine able to offer news about all aspects of the women's game played around the world. It is the culmination of many years spent traveling with the U.S. National Team, and the unique world wide information network developed is now linking millions of women of all ages playing soccer.
Women's Soccer World magazine is a highly focused women's sport publication with an over 85% female readership in 85 countries. It is now published as a special event full color magazine designed, edited, published and distributed by Women's Soccer World L.L.C. Single copies are available for $5.00.
WSW began in January 1995 as a magazine available only on the Internet, and gained a tremendous readership during the 1995 FIFA Women's World Championship held in Sweden. For fans everywhere it is the main source of complete and immediate information about all aspects of the women's game from our 100 + contributors. The rapid growth of Women's Soccer World Online has continued with over 5 million page views each year from 85 countries and more than 200 pieces of mail per day.
In 1998 WSW began the first and only dedicated USA Women's World Cup '99 site on the Internet, and it was the leading source for immediate results, in depth information, and current news of FIFA Women's World Cup '99 USA with over 200,000 page views received in its first two months.
Women's Soccer World's "World
Cup '99 site archives" can be found at www.womensoccer.com
Roger Le Grove Rogers: Editor
Dr. Roger Le Grove
A medical biochemist by training and multilingual (English, German, French, and Chinese), he has also been a club, state and college coach of both men and women. While Head of a Department of Clinical Pathology he was appointed as the manager of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team for it's first appearance in international competition in 1985, and continued in a dual role as manager and head of delegation through 1991, when the team won the First FIFA Women's World Championship in China. Internationally recognised as an expert on the history and growth of women's soccer, he is writing a book about his six years with the team, and works as an editor, writer, lecturer and consultant with particular emphasis on the background and position of women's soccer in the world. Presentations include "Mental training of athletes: Are differences seen when training male and female athletes?" given at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Education at the World Sports Coach Summit IV held in Tokyo and Nagano, Japan; and "Understanding gender differences when coaching athletes" given as part of a symposium "Knowledge about gender differences: consequences for coaching" given at the 8th. World Congress of Sport Psychology in Lisbon, Portugal.
In those first years with the National program he became acutely aware of the lack of media coverage for women's sports in the USA and the rest of the world. Realizing that he had developed a vast communication network in the women's soccer arena worldwide he began to acquire and encourage contributors world-wide to send information about the women's game. In 1994 he resigned from his full time position in clinical pathology. In January of 1995 Rogers founded Women's Soccer World, the only magazine devoted to coverage of women's soccer world wide, and published it on the internet. He has covered all three FIFA Women's World Championships (1991,1995, 1999), and the Olympics.
The web magazine's popularity has grown rapidly with over 10 million page views per year from 85 countries, and 200+ letters/day. During 2000 a sister site Girls' Soccer World was launched.
In January of 1997, while still maintaining the internet magazine "www.womensoccer.com" as a daily news magazine he began publishing a color printed edition of Women's Soccer World that included three special 1999 FIFA World Cup'99 editions (WWCup'99 Draw, Pre-WWCup'99Match Edition, and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Special Edition).
Dave Morris is the women's soccer coach at the University of Wisconsin Ð Stout. Following a playing career that could charitably be described as undistinguished, the former goalkeeper's Rockville (MD) High School squad won the 1996 Maryland 2A State Championship to cap of a 37-10-1 run during Morris' three year tenure. At Damascus (MD) High School, Morris turned a girls program around that had never seen a winning record and posted a 17-9-6 division record and three trips to the soccer "final four." He was named the Washington, D.C. area coach of the year in 1995 and was coach of the year for Washington Soccer Net in 1995 and 1996. Coach Morris then served as assistant men's soccer coach at Frostburg State University in Maryland -- qualifying for the ECAC Championship tournament both in 1997 and 1998 as well as winning the 1998 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship. He also wrote a weekly soccer editorial column that appeared in several Washington area publications and helped found the Allegany Soccer Alliance to provide instruction to players in western Maryland.
After driving up and down the east coast to watch Women's World Cup '99, he chose to return to coaching women's soccer, and was named head coach at UW-Stout only days before the beginning of the 1999 season. In his first year, the team earned their best ever finish in the highly competitive WIAC conference Ð going .500 for the first time.
Currently, as a board member of the Wisconsin State Coaches Association, he is involved in promoting soccer in western Wisconsin and Minnesota. With coaching and playing experience at all levels of soccer, and ample opportunity to watch high school age players throughout the United States, he hopes youth players, especially girls find some of his advice useful and not totally annoying.