Stories Behind the '91 Jerseys - The Captain
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The first Women’s National Team was formed in 1987 and the first WNT captain was Kathy Flores.
At the time, Kathy played for Florida State University, a dominant team throughout the 1980s. Kath was a well-regarded player and had been a captain on the 1985 WIVERN Tour. As a result, she had the respect of most, if not all, of the top players in the country.
But the captaincy of the Women’s National Team was a low-key affair – there was no jersey ceremony or pronouncement, the Women’s Committee chose the captain(s) and notified the coaches.
One of the more interesting choices for a WNT captain was Barb Bond, one of two captains of the 1991 World Cup team (the other was Mary Sullivan, fullback from Beantown).
Barb was a well-regarded #8 from California who was playing for the Bay Area SheHawks (BASH). She was 28 years old in 1991, which was young compared to many of the stars on the 1991 roster. But Barb turned out to be a perfect choice for a team of stars...