Add another win to Team USA’s Olympic women’s hockey team’s year. The Olympic Gold Medalists won the ESPYs “Best Game” award at the 2018 award ceremony last night
They beat out “Houston Astros defeat Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series Game 5” and “Georgia Bulldogs defeat Oklahoma Sooners, Rose Bowl” in a fan vote.
Watch the moment they won:
Team captain Meghan Duggan accepted the award on behalf of the team, all of whom joined her on stage:
The fact that they won on a fan vote, especially over a huge (non-clinching) Game 5 of the World Series, is huge. It is a fan vote. People voted for women’s sports, even when so many people say that no one watches it or that it’s boring or that it’s subpar. Just let that sit for a bit.
The team also won the 2018 Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year award.
The U.S. Women’s National Team named the 2018 Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year tonight at the fourth annual Sports Humanitarian Awards, presented by @ESPN: https://t.co/JVo0ILQ85O#USWNT | #TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/eFA73dTIrc— USA Hockey (@usahockey) July 18, 2018