NEW YORK — Many women, including Simone Biles, Serena Williams and Megan Rapinoe, have all done their part to pave the way for women and girls in sports.
As we observe the 34th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, local female athletes are making history of their own.
Back in 2017, Tiffany Faaee, one of the most successful international rugby players in U.S. history, quietly signed a deal to become the first woman coach in U.S. men's professional rugby.
Faaee, 36, served as assistant coach of Rugby United New York, a Major League Rugby expansion team.
She's currently on the coaching staff for Rugby United while serving as the head coach for the men's & women's team in Monroe College in New Rochelle.
Faaee also captained the USA Eagles to a fourth-place finish in the 2017 Rugby World Cup before turning to coaching.
The Next World Cup is in 2021 in New Zealand.
Faaee and the Women’s Sports Foundation joined the PIX11 Morning News to celebrate the importance of equal opportunity for all girls and women in sports.