Sports Writer, Author and Women’s Sports Advocate

A Little Bit About Me

I never set out to be a sports writer. I grew up in Buffalo, New York wanting to be a bestselling author. But life had a different plan. After graduating from Randolph Macon College in 2000 with a degree in English/Creative Writing, I set off on a twisty writing journey. I spent time as a communications writer for a university, a high school sports journalist for a small town weekly paper, and a copywriter at The Buffalo News. Eventually, I combined all of the skills I learned along the way, and began a career as a freelance writer in 2009 — writing articles for print, taglines and marketing content for advertising companies, feature profiles for a national publication, and working on young adult fiction books. 

Lyndsey at WGR550 radio
Photo of Lyndsey with a Buffalo Bills hat
Lyndsey in a spiderman outfit driving
Lyndsey and her brother posing at Highmark Stadium's field

More About My Journey

In 2015, I began focusing on sports writing — primarily women athletes. I quickly realized I had a knack for writing feature profiles and columns. Since then, my work has been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications and on media sites, including Deadspin, The Ringer, ESPN/espnW, Teen Vogue, The Guardian, Allure, NBC.com, The Huffington Post and more. In 2018, I was hired as a contributing sports writer for The Athletic Buffalo and appeared regularly on a Buffalo-based sports radio show.

Today, I write exclusively about women’s basketball and the WNBA for The Athletic and Just Women’s Sports

Life is a trip. 

If you’re interested in learning more about me and my work and books, or would like to get in touch, please visit the contact page. You can also follow me on Twitter.

Book Cover for Hail Mary

My latest and first nonfiction sports book, Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women’s Football League was released in November 2021 and available now from Bold Type Books. I wrote it with fellow writer and friend, Frankie de la Cretaz. I am currently repped by JL Stermer at Next Level Lit.

Awards and Recognition

2018 Best American Sports Writing – Notable Mention
My Father, President Donald J. Trump and the Buffalo Bills

2008 Golden Crown Literary Society Award – Debut Author
The Trouble with Emily Dickinson