Posts by Isabel Rodrigues

Isabel Rodrigues (she/her) is a contributing writer for The Next from upstate New York. She also covers women's sports for The Daily Princetonian.

USA's A'ja Wilson (9) goes for a left-handed layup over China's Li Yueru (14), who defends. Another Chinese player steps toward Wilson to defend.

Daily Briefing — Oct. 1, 2022: GOLDEN AGE — USA wins fourth consecutive World Cup

October 1, 2022

A’ja Wilson named Tournament MVP, Alyssa Thomas named Best Defensive Player

China's Han Xu (15) looks up towards the ceiling with a smile. The shot clock on the basket behind her reads zero, as Australian players walk away towrads the bench.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 30, 2022: China, USA advance to the World Cup Final after colossally different matches

September 30, 2022

China snuck a two-point victory over Australia, while the USA bulldozed Canada with a 40-point blowout.

China's Meng Li (9) goes for a left-handed layup over France's Helena Ciak (16), who contests the shot

Daily Briefing — Sept. 29, 2022: Sydney Synergy — China, Canada score spots in World Cup semi-final after decades-long drought

September 29, 2022

Australia and the USA will also be featured in the second round of the knockouts

Belgium's Emma Meesseman (11) gathers the ball as Puerto Rico's Mya Hollingshed (21) defends.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 27, 2022: Sydney Surprises — Opals flying high, Meesseman suffers calf injury

September 27, 2022

Plus: Quarter-final stage is set, USA post tournament-record 145 points

World Cup

Daily Briefing — Sept. 25, 2022: Sydney Scribbles — Puerto Rico earns first World Cup victory, USA, Canada qualified for knock-out round

September 25, 2022

Plus: Arella Guirantes’ breakout performance and Kia Nurse makes valiant return

USA wing Kahleah Copper (36) defends France wing Gabby Williams (15), who looks for a teammate to pass to.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 21, 2022: Everything you need to know about the 2022 FIBA World Cup

September 21, 2022

Plus: Robert Sarver, caught sowing, finally reaps

Las Vegas Aces center A'ja raises the 2022 WNBA championship trophy. The rest of the Aces team celebrate around her, with their arms in the air.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 19, 2022: ACES WIN! ACES WIN! — Las Vegas capture franchise-first WNBA title in gritty victory over Connecticut

September 19, 2022

Chelsea Gray wins Finals MVP, Alyssa Thomas makes triple-double history

Sun big wing Alyssa Thomas (25) and Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson (22) in a jump-ball at the top of the key. Sun big wing DeWanna Bonner (24) boxes out Aces point guard Chelsea Gray (12), Sun point guard Natisha Hiedeman (2) boxes out Aces point guard Kelsey Plum (10), Sun off-ball guard Courtney Williams (10) and Aces wing Jackie Young (0) try to box each other out, and Sun big Jonquel Jones (31) boxes out Aces center Kiah Stokes (41)

Daily Briefing — Sept. 18, 2022: Connecticut Sun, Las Vegas Aces return to Mohegan Sun for Game 4

September 18, 2022

What’s in the cards? Only time will tell.

The French U23 3x3 team poses with the trophy and medals after winning the 2022 FIBA Nations League Final.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 17, 2022: FIBA Nations League, Women’s Series headline thrilling week of 3×3 play

September 17, 2022

Plus: World Cup roster updates

Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) drives to the basket as Aces wing Jackie Young (0) defends. Sun center Brionna Jones (42) runs toward the basket on the opposite side of Young from Bonner.

Daily Briefing — Sept. 16, 2022: Oh wh-AT a night! Alyssa Thomas’ historic triple-double wills Connecticut to critical victory

September 16, 2022

Plus: All-WNBA teams unveiled