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Joanna Lohman and Lianne Sanderson of the NWSL’s Boston Breakers have been named to The Advocate magazine’s 40 Under 40 List this year.
Lohman and Sanderson met as teammates at the Philadelphia Independence of Women’s Professional Soccer and played together for DC United Women last season. Together they founded the JoLi Academy to teach girls around the world soccer, especially in parts of the world where it might be difficult for young women to have access to soccer training.
Lohman is also an advisor to GO! Athletes, which provides training, consultation, and peer support to make school environments better places for LGBT student-athletes.
Go Joanna and Lianne!
DC United midfielder Joanna Lohman took to the stage at the University of Pennsylvania to help relaunch GO! Athletes, a national network of LGBT student-athletes and their allies.
Short for Generation Out, GO! Athletes will provide services such as peer support for LGBT athletes, assistance in creating GO! Athletes chapters at schools, and leading workshops and speakers forums.
Joanna Lohman was the keynote speaker for last night’s relaunch, where she talked about her philanthropic work and life as an out athlete: “This is the time for the next generation of out athletes and allies. Coaches, athletes, fans and allies alike are ready.”
Lohman met her partner Lianne Sanderson when both played for the Philadelphia Independence of WPS.
You can get more information about GO! Athletes at their website.
(Photo: Samarth Shrivastava, Daily Pennsylvanian)
KickTV’s Jimmy Conrad interviewed DC United Women striker Lianne Sanderson about being an English and European champion, the Olympics in her home country, and her feelings about David Beckham.
AfterEllen.com interviewed Sanderson and partner Joanna Lohman last fall, including their recounting of how they met as Philadelphia Independence teammates and eventually fell in love.