Steph Berger '11 from Eph Sports Info to U.S. Navy, NWSL's Washington Spirit, and Now Honors Attorney at the National Labor Relations Board

Steph Berger '11 from Eph Sports Info to U.S. Navy, NWSL's Washington Spirit, and Now Honors Attorney at the National Labor Relations Board

Current Job Title:  I'm an Honors Attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, which is the Federal Agency that focuses on labor rights and relations between unions and employers. 

After graduating from Williams, I drove ships for the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer.  When I left the Navy, I returned to sports and worked as a Ticket Sales Manager for the Washington Spirit and then as a Law Clerk for the Major League Soccer Players Association. Working for a professional women's soccer team during the "equal pay for equal play" movement and then for a sports union solidified my interest in labor law, which is the field I work in now.  

Williams graduation year:  2011

Sport(s) played at Williams:  Ice Hockey 

Degree you earned at Williams:  Political Science and Concentration in Leadership Studies

How you got involved in Eph Sports Information:  An email was sent out to some of the rising freshmen about Sports Info having job openings and I jumped at the chance. 

What were your duties in Eph Sports Information:  I did a little bit of everything; reported on field hockey games, updated the website, and did a video editing project. My favorite duty was commentating softball games. 

Favorite Eph Sports Information memory:  My Senior year, Williams Softball played Amherst in their last home games of the season. After losing the first game of the series, Williams needed to win their doubleheader to clinch a NESCAC playoff berth and win the Little Three title. In the first game of the double header, Williams entered the bottom of the 7th inning down 4-3. My close friends and future bridesmaids Carly Ameen and Caitlyn Cain got on base and with 2 outs, Kaitlin Dinet drove both of them in for the win. We slaughter-ruled Amherst 10-0 in the second game. Commentating on those two games was the picture perfect way to finish working for Eph Sports Info.

 

Ephs Toppled by Panthers 3-1
February 16, 2020 Ephs Toppled by Panthers 3-1
Ephs Fall to Panthers 4-0
February 15, 2020 Ephs Fall to Panthers 4-0
Williams Tops Bowdoin 4-1
January 24, 2020 Williams Tops Bowdoin 4-1
Williams Tops Amherst 2-1
January 18, 2020 Williams Tops Amherst 2-1
Ephs Tie Amherst 0-0
January 17, 2020 Ephs Tie Amherst 0-0
Williams Sweeps Trinity 3-0
January 11, 2020 Williams Sweeps Trinity 3-0
Ephs topped by Elmira 2-1
December 8, 2019 Ephs topped by Elmira 2-1
Ephs taken down by Colby 4-3
November 16, 2019 Ephs taken down by Colby 4-3