On Saturday, I had the pleasure of visiting the new(ish) Brakettes field in Stratford for the first time during the team’s reunion weekend. Many former players were there, including Annette Verespy (r) and Millie Elias (l) from the 1947 team, pictured above. I’ll never be able to express how thankful I am to have found out about this team, which helped develop so many incredible athletes and had a huge impact on women’s sports. It’s one of the best stories I’ve ever come across. I loved learning about the Brakettes, and writing about them was an honor.