Brandi Chastain | Soccer Legend, Resilient Champion, Inspiring Leader

Brandi Chastain | Soccer Legend, Resilient Champion, Inspiring Leader

In this episode of Athlete Mindset, Lisa Bonta Sumii sits down with soccer legend Brandi Chastain to explore her journey from youth soccer to international stardom. Brandi discusses the pivotal moments in her career, including her famous penalty kick in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, overcoming injuries, and the impact of mentorship and leadership. … Read more

Michelle Colson | Footballer and Beyond

Michelle Colson | Footballer and Beyond | Athlete Mindset

Michelle Colson, a professional footballer, reflects on her journey to becoming the player she is today and explores her personal growth beyond the football field. In this episode: Michelle Colson recalls her childhood where she often found herself as the only girl on the pitch. Michelle discusses her decision to become an ambassador for Devine … Read more

Megan Reyes | Sports Industry Influencer

Megan Reyes | Sports Industry Influencer

In this episode of Athlete Mindset, Lisa Bonta Sumii sits down with sports industry influencer, Megan Reyes. Megan is a sports host and content creator. She joins this episode to discuss her journey in the soccer world, being a Filipina in the sports industry, and the pros and cons of being an influencer in sports. … Read more

US Women’s Futsal National Team Head Coach | Marcia Tafarel

US Women’s Futsal National Team Head Coach | Marcia Tafarel

Breaking Barriers and Building a Legacy: Marcia Tafarel’s Journey to the US Women’s Futsal National Team In this inspiring episode of the Athlete Mindset podcast, host Lisa Bonta Sumii talks with Marcia Tafarel, the first-ever US Women’s Futsal National Head Coach and a trailblazing former Brazilian National soccer player. Together, they delve into Marcia’s remarkable … Read more

Understanding Mental Health | Culture in Action Podcast

Understanding Mental Health | Culture in Action Podcast

Join us on the Athlete Mindset podcast as Lisa Bonta Sumii appears as a guest on Culture in Action presented by WISL – Women’s Independent Soccer League. In this episode Culture in Action host, Alexa Doebler, learns more from Lisa about mental health & wellness in the sports ecosystem, how leaders in the sports industry … Read more

AthMindset | Advancing Women’s Soccer with Dr. Missy Price of the USL

Dr. Missy Price | Advancing Women's Soccer | USL

“Be in the space”. – Dr. Missy Price, Ph.D. Missy is making an impact on the game of soccer as the USL’s Vice President of Women’s Soccer. Missy Price will lead on-field initiatives for the USL’s youth-to-pro women’s pathway. She will also support USL Super League and W League Clubs in structuring their technical departments. … Read more