Above: In 2009, Kat (left) was the winner of Hope Solo Sister One Limited Edition sneakers. Check out the story. (Source: Nike Women)
The Women’s Professional Soccer season is drawing near… Coaches are solidifying their rosters, General Managers are prepping their staffs for the season and the WPS league office is putting final touches on the 2011 Schedule (due out this week according to @womensprosoccer).
On the website front, get ready… the WPS League Office has hired a new Digital Manager, Editor and Producer: Kat Galsim! I could go on and on about what a great hire she is for the League, but instead I’ll let the work she’s produced over the last year speak for itself.
Social Media Maven
Kat maintains a Tumblr account at http://katgalsim.tumblr.com/ and logs a Twitter account @katgalsim (follow her now!). She was recently spotted at the PUMA WPS Kit Reveal in Manhattan, video camera in hand, shooting the following spot:
If that wasn’t enough to convince you of her mad skills, check out any of the following videos Kat created over the past year. For her full video list, check her archives on her video page at http://www.youtube.com/katgalsim. Or, you can pop over to her website and click on the “video” tab.
Our Game Magazine at the 2011 WPS Draft
Our Game Magazine’s Ryan Wood talks to WNY Flash head coach Aaran Lines, Philadelphia Independence head coach Paul Riley, and Washington Freedom/magicTalk SC general manager Briana Scurry at the 2011 WPS Draft (January 2011).
Game Preview: WPS First Round
A preview of the first round of the 2010 WPS Playoffs presented by MedImmune. #3 Philadelphia Independence will host #4 Washington Freedom in a do-or-die match in West Chester, PA (September 2010).
FC Gold Pride and Washington Freedom Practices
FC Gold Pride and the Washington Freedom practice the day before their game at the Maryland SoccerPlex (July 2010).
Random Questions with Cat Whitehill
Cat Whitehill answers some random questions after a Washington Freedom practice at the Maryland Soccerplex (July 2010).
Random Questions with Joanna Lohman
Joanna Lohman answers some random questions after a Philadelphia Independence practice in Downingtown, PA (July 2010).
2010 WPS All-Star Game
The 2010 WPS All-Star Game at the KSU Stadium in Kennesaw, GA (June 2010).
WPS All-Star Game Practice
The 2010 WPS all-stars practice at KSU Stadium the day before the game. Cat Whitehill interviews Lauren Cheney, Lori Lindsey, Erin McLeod, and Rachel Buehler (June 2010).
WPS All-Star Game Pick’Em Event
The WPS All-Star Game Pick ‘Em Event at STATS in Atlanta, GA (June 2010).
Reporting Rock Star
Kat’s no stranger to writing, editing and publishing web content. She’s written 53 articles for Bleacher Report (the most recent 5 are listed below) with over 11,000 article views. She’s also worked as the National WPS Examiner for http://www.examiner.com.
- Freedom Newbies: Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris
As the Washington Freedom conclude their season, so too does the Freedom Newbies series. The last to be featured this year is goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris…
- Philadelphia Independence, Washington Freedom to Battle in WPS Playoffs (video)
Expansion team Philadelphia Independence will host the Washington Freedom in West Chester, Pa. Sunday, September 19 in the first round of the 2010 WPS Playoffs presented by MedImmune…
- One-on-One with the Washington Freedom’s Emma Hayes
Emma Hayes is excited. The former Chicago Red Stars head coach will be back in Chi-town this weekend for a game. Only this time, she will be on the opposing team’s bench…
- The Uphill Battle of the Washington Freedom
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse. In front of 4,809 spectators at the Maryland SoccerPlex, the Freedom extended their winless streak to eight games by falling to league leader FC Gold Pride…
- Freedom & FC Gold Pride Face Off in Third Meeting of the Season (video)
Less than two weeks ago, just after the whole world saw Spain lift the World Cup trophy, WPS fans witnessed FC Gold Pride notch another win as they defeated the Washington Freedom 3-2…
For more from Kat’s archives, check out her Bleacher Report profile page.
Kat’s got her finger on the PULSE of Women’s Professional Soccer. In addition to all the amazing content she’s produced above, she’s worked as the Director of New Media for Our Game Magazine and Connect World Football, dedicated to professional female soccer players.
Rumor Has It…
…Kat loves a good plate of nachos and is afraid of frogs. She’s also a “Food Spotter” 😉
Before She Was Famous
Kat Galsim is originally from the Philippines and is now based in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. She graduated from De La Salle University in Manila where she majored in Marketing Management.
Kat began her career in Information Technology and worked professionally in Online Media for non-profit organizations like Gawad Kalinga and publications like inside-the-beltway political journal The New Republic. She’s experienced in web content management systems and has a strong background in online marketing & advertising.
Uhm, hello… This job fits like a glove!
A New Beginning
Kat begins with WPS next week, and I felt compelled to write this post having been so closely involved with the WPS New Media Department for the last three years. Although I’m personally not involved on a full time basis with the league any longer, I couldn’t be more excited that they’ve brought Kat on board.
Congrats Kat, and good luck!