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!
Dani grew up in New Baltimore and graduated from Anchor Bay High School in 2018. She was a Varsity Bowling member all four years. Dani graduated from Monmouth University, NJ with an undergraduate degree in Television and Radio along with Marketing. While at Monmouth she was on the Division 1 top 25 ranked bowling team and worked on the TV station Hawk TV.
She then graduated from Michigan State University in 2023 with a masters degree in Advertising while being on the club bowling team. Currently, Dani is the Social Media Manager for State Champs! And State Champs! W while also being the head of the recruiting aspect of State Champs! W.
Antonette resides in Royal Oak, Michigan with her husband and three 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! Ready, Set, Cheer Podcast! She has recently taken on the role as Business 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!
Kara grew up in South West Michigan and played softball throughout her youth years. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a major in communication and minors in broadcasting and sports management. While in college she worked as a sports reporter and host for CMUs Moore Hall TV station as well as working for Chippewa Sports Network.
While in college Kara interned with the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (Minnesota Twins Org.) as an In-game host. Currently at State Champs! W, she hosts the Ready, Set, Cheer podcast and the Swing Away Show. She is also an editor for Bally Sports Detroit and an In-Game host and digital reporter for the Toledo Walleye and Mud Hens.
Elizabeth Coon lives in Chesaning, Michigan with her mother, father, and brother. She is currently attending Lawrence Technological University to pursue 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 last 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.
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 sons Miles & Sunny, and her dog Lola.
Maddie graduated from Allen Park High School in 2022. She played MHSAA Division 1 Softball alongside her younger twin sisters and was a 2022 Softball State Champion. She is currently the graphic designer, photographer, videographer and social media manager for Allen Park Softball.
She attends Wayne State University and will graduate in 2026 with a degree in Sports Management and Graphic Design. She plays softball at Wayne State alongside her younger twin sisters and is on the Wayne State Athletics Leadership council.
Riley grew up in Brighton Michigan and graduated from Hartland High School in 2021. While attending Hartland she golfed on the girls varsity team and grew up playing soccer. All throughout high school Riley was involved with DECA – a business club which gave her the love for pitching creative ideas.
Riley currently attends Michigan State University as a 3rd year student and is majoring in Creative Advertising. She discovered her love for media, design and creativity when switching from a business major to an advertising major her first year. She is currently a social media advertising and graphic design intern for State Champs! W and State Champs!
Gloriana, grew up in Wahiawa, HI and graduated from Damien Memorial High School which is an all Catholic school on Oahu. She played three sports throughout high school such as Softball, Volleyball, and basketball where she was on varsity for all three. Gloriana currently goes to Lawrence Tech University where she is studying graphic design and is currently on the LTU Softball Team. She is currently a part of the Graphics team for State Champs! W.