About State Champs! Women


For the last twenty years, our Emmy award winning network, State Champs!, has always made it a priority to showcase women’s sports. We are the only outlet that has consistently covered female high school sports all year long. Now, we have designated a new platform to help female high school athletes rise… welcome State Champs! Women.

State Champs! Women (SC!W) is dedicated to providing females the equal coverage they deserve while bringing awareness to the gaps in the recruiting process for women. This community is for the female athlete, run by an all-female team. We will be covering a variety of women’s sports in the tri-state area of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

SC!W features a weekly Scout Report highlighting top female athletes and recruits. We also publish podcasts and news articles in a variety of different sports throughout the season. Support these athletes by following us on our social media outlets where we also share video content of plays of the week, news, top athletes, top-ranked teams, recruiting tips, and more.

Let’s help take this female talent to the next level of competition and WATCH HER RISE!


Sydney Cariel

Executive Producer / Talent / Twitter: @SydCariel
Sydney grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. She graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. While in college, Sydney covered the Milwaukee Brewers during Spring Training and won a student Emmy Award for one of her stories during that time. She also interned at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area for two summers covering all the Bay Area teams and worked for Cox Media as their high school football sideline reporter.

Currently, Sydney is the Executive Producer for State Champs! Women and is a co-host for the SC! Podcast Ready, Set, Cheer! Before joining the SC!W team, Sydney worked at ABC12 in Flint, MI as the Sports Anchor/Reporter. While working there, she enjoyed covering all sports around Mid-Michigan from high school athletics to college. Prior to ABC12, Sydney worked in Midland/Odessa, TX home of the movie Friday Night Lights. There she started as one of the Sports Reporters then moved up to Sports Director.

Amanda Mooradian

Amanda Mooradian

Producer / Photographer
Amanda grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan and attended Notre Dame Preparatory High School. She graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor's degree in communications. Following graduation, Amanda worked at a marketing firm for three years where she created magazines and other print creative productions. She also worked at the advertising agency Universal McCann for four years as a digital and media planner.

Currently, Amanda works as a Producer, Editor, Videographer, and Photographer at Yellow Flag Productions. She is able to use her passion and creativity in photography and videography to tell a digital story for each player and team that she produces for. She is also an integral part of the SC!W team where she works alongside a team of incredible women.

Amanda currently lives in Clarkston, Michigan with her husband Mike, her son Miles, and her dog Lola.
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Antonette Phelps

SC!W General Manager
Antonette resides in Royal Oak, Michigan with her husband and two sons. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Education. She also holds a master’s degree from DePaul University in Reading and Special Education. Antonette was a four-year varsity cheerleader and caption at Notre Dame Preparatory and a four-year cheerleader and captain at Michigan State University. She cheered on the Detroit Pistons WorkForce team before moving to Chicago. Antonette enjoyed coaching high school cheerleading and teaching various grades K-6 for ten years in Chicago.

Now back in Michigan, Antonette is a 200+ hour yoga instructor, tutors students with special needs, and is a co-host for the SC! Podcast Ready, Set, Cheer! She has recently taken on the role as Content Manager for SC!W and enjoys working alongside a great team of strong and intelligent women. Antonette has always had a passion for women in sports and is excited to use her background in athletics and education to bring about awareness to the interest in women’s sports, as well as providing an equal platform to watch women rise!

Elizabeth Coon

Content Producer / Talent
Elizabeth Coon lives in Chesaning, Michigan with her mother, father, and brother. She is currently attending Lawrence Technological University to persue a degree in Media Communication with a concentration in Film, Television and Video Production. Elizabeth was a three sport athlete at Chesaning Union High School competing in softball, basketball, and volleyball. She continued her athletic career by playing softball at Lawrence Tech.

Now in her second year at Lawrence Tech, Elizabeth co-hosts the LTU Sports Report, films a variety of games on campus, and updates the social media accounts for SC!W. Elizabeth has always had a passion for sports and being a woman in sports herself, she is excited to share the incredible stories of women everywhere.