Simmons College was buzzing with energy Saturday, Jan. 12 as more than 100 girls, ages 9-12, got a chance to meet members of the Women’s National Soccer Team, gold medal winners in the 2012 London Olympics.

The all-day event, which also included interactive workshops on sports nutrition, leadership, goal setting, and Title IX, was the first in the Empowerment Through Sport Leadership Series, a concept developed by Olympian Angela Hucles to inspire young girls on and off the field.

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