Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day at the Spirit

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February 7, 2024 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)Washington Spirit News Release

To all the girls dreaming of working in sports: if you can dream it, you can do it. Women are leading and excelling in various roles across our organization, from STEM to photography. On National Girls and Women in Sports Day we’re shining a spotlight on just a few of the amazing women working on and off the field at the Washington Spirit:

Michele Kang


The first woman of color to own an NWSL team, Michele has become the global thought leader in revolutionizing women’s sports. Her groundbreaking vision is to create the most preeminent sports organization in the world with a high performance culture of winning on and off the pitch, training females as females and proving the commercial viability of women’s sports. She was selected as one of Sports Business Journal’s 2022 Power Players in Women’s Sports.

Azita Nejaddehghan

Physical Therapist

My job as team physical therapist is to plan and coordinate the rehabilitation for players in the return to play process. With a player first approach, each rehabilitation is individualized to the athlete in front of us. What I enjoy most is undoubtedly when the player returns to the pitch and doing what they love!

Breanna Biorato


As the Team Photographer, I capture the Washington Spirit’s most compelling moments that contribute to the storytelling of the team’s journey. I create engaging content across all platforms, archiving, concept planning and more! I truly want the fans to feel like part of the team while also telling the story of the Spirit.

Cassi Peck & Rylee Learn

Assistant Athletic Trainers

As assistant athletic trainers, we are here to help support and be a resource for players as both people and athletes throughout their time with us. Our primary responsibility is to assess and care for the injuries or illnesses the players may sustain. From being on field during training and completing daily treatment sessions to working with players from injury to return to sport; our role looks different day to day but always keeps us on our toes.

Donielle White

Head of Fan Experience

My job as the head of fan experience is to ensure that anyone who visits Audi Field has an unforgettable experience. My team and I handle all the logistics of gameday, including game themes, entertainment, safety, activations, and more.

Katia Rabinowitch

Player Logistics Manager

As the Player Logistics Manager for the Washington Spirit, I…

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