A stroll down memory lane as SGP turns 8 years old! We can't believe what an amazing 8 years it has been. So we compiled some of our favorite memories and videos over the years enjoy!
How we started (in case you haven't heard this before) While at Fairfield University in between practices during preseason of August 2011, the three of us along with our team were joking around about the struggles of being female soccer players. We decided to create a Twitter handle as a comedic outlet to share their inner thoughts and funny moments about the everyday life of a female athlete. Their team told past teammates, friends, and coaches about the Twitter, and within weeks our following grew to hundreds and then thousands. Twitter followers then began requesting a YouTube video to be created. In February of 2012, we created their first video, Shit Soccer Girls Say I that tallied over ONE MILLION views in 3 days! What initially started as a comedic venting outlet, became a lifestyle brand with the release of their first t-shirt Twitter started, first viral youtube video
YEAR 1: AUGUST 2011
Favorite memories: Running around campus with our iPad filming videos. Our teammates and friends helping us create the videos was so cool. Our friends Matteo and Danaher from the Fairfield Men's Soccer team made their debut and continued to help with our videos for years. Matteo now works at Twitter and Danaher has a Soccer App, Soccer Pulse. Check it out!
Favorite Memory: Putting out our first t-shirt out with the infamous saying "I Can't, I Have Soccer" (from our first video) on our first sketchy GoDaddy website. It ended up SELLING OUT that night! We couldn't believe it!
YEAR 3: AUGUST 2013
Favorite Memory: Moving into together in a house in Fairfield (aka Penfield Manor) and going full throttle on our start-up. We were accepted into an entrepreneurship program. Losing the key to the garage where we stored all our SGP gear we would climb in and out the window to do shipping.
YEAR 5: AUGUST 2015
Favorite Memories: Moving to a private co-working office in NYC and getting to the final round of Shark Tank (we need to apply again! SO close)!
YEAR 7: AUGUST 2017
We have grown and evolved to become more than a funny social media channel or t-shirt company. We have created a community for Lady Ballers to feel comfortable to talk to each other and laugh/cry/smile at all the relatable content we and our fans have created around the beautiful game we love. We promise this year we are going to continue to help educate, inspire and make you laugh! Here's to Year 8!!