Meet one of Hammitt's biggest fans, Christen Press. This South Bay native currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars and the United States Women's National Soccer Team, who recently won the 2015 Fifa World Cup. Christen took the time to talk with us in the midst of the national victory tour. Check out her interview below:
We have had an incredible reception from the World Cup and we are so proud!
Being challenged every single day.
Balance is the hardest part of the job. We are away from our family and homes for 250 days of the year. I have so many things I'm passionate about outside of soccer: writing, yoga, meditation, food, dogs, Spanish, children... that I try to bring as many of the things I love with me wherever I go. And I force myself to make time for those things even when I'm exhausted from training and travel. I know that in the end being active and doing what I love gives me more energy than it takes.
I think the moment that the US women's professional league (WPS) folding in 2012 was a very telling moment for me. I was not a part of the national team and left unemployed by a mass email. I had 5 days to decide if I wanted to continue playing overseas and find a team or if I wanted to move on with my life. I never really finished that sentence because in just a few days I was in Sweden playing for a new team.
My family inspires me. I take a moment to think about them before every game and they are my first thought after the final whistle.
Flirty meets its edge. I wear a lot of black. I love leather!
My Hammitt wallet :) Some powder, tinted chapstick, and my iPhone.
Right now I'm loving Joe clutch. It’s functional and stylish at the same time.