Susie Petruccelli grew up in a sports-mad, male-dominated family in California, fighting to find her own identity and path.
And she did. She won a place on the soccer programme at Harvard University and felt on top of the world – talented, strong, loved and worthy. Less than a year later, however, it had all slipped away.
The Vikki Orvice prize-winning RAISED A WARRIOR is Susie’s honest, human and cathartic story of how she, as player and mother, rediscovered herself and the love of a game that almost broke her.
Alongside, she examines the growth of the women’s game and the issues still confronting the sport as it fights for the equalities it deserves.