"Sometimes I look back at angry Nancy from Queens and it’s hard to see the correlation to the Nancy that has been polished and stands before you today. I was a poor kid with no Father and one grandparent away from food stamps. People look at me today as someone who is involved in philanthropy, a coach, a mom, someone who played this game at the highest level but I now understand my journey and experiences were created to simply help influence and inspire women and men from all walks of life. I am just here to share, it’s not mine, so I have to give it, to make this world a better place."
"The women that came before us have worked hard so that in time we could reap the benefits of their sacrifices. It is now our responsibility to demand what we deserve, and not settle for less. As female athletes, we need to recognize the importance of our craft and our fight, so that we can in turn help aid the future of our sports."
"It is so important for women to train because you want to reach the highest level possible. Why settle for middle of the road, when you can be greater than great? Women should feed off of each other in a positive way. Everyone is fighting the same battle. There is no need to bring each other down when you can use each other to push yourself and make yourself better."
"You achieve the very best you through blood, sweat, and tears, and you fight to give all that you have and leave it on the dance floor. During times of obstacles in the road, you use that fight to hurdle those obstacles. Go hard or go home!"
Women can achieve the impossible. Women have a heart that never stops beating. Women persevere beyond their circumstances. Athletes aren’t women, women are athletes.
We carry out our vision through programs that enhance success in both academics and athletics and that provide life skills and leadership training, promoting our core values of community service.