PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – USA Women’s World Cup Champion and Pine-Richland graduate Meghan Klingenberg joined The Cook and Poni Show on Wednesday to talk about life after winning the World Cup.
“It’s been a whirlwind,” Klingenberg said. “It’s been great, but quite frankly it has been exhausting.”READ MORE: Kennywood Park Reopens For 2021 Season With COVID-19 Safety Protocols In Place
She told us about how winning the Women’s World Cup opens many opportunities like a ticket tape parade in New York and dancing on stage with Taylor Swift.
Klingenberg was a 2007 graduate of Pine-Richland High School and isn’t the only graduate to have a successful career in sports. There’s also Neil Walker, who may be on his way to a third-straight playoff run with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Brandon Saad who won his second Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks this year.READ MORE: Voter ID Is A Flashpoint In Pennsylvania Election Law Talks
“Neil and I actually had a speed reading class in high school together, which is kind of funny looking back,” Klingenberg said. “But I’ve never met Brandon Saad, but I’ve only heard good things about both of them.”
Klingeneberg also says she’s still a huge Pittsburgh sports fan and even got to throw out a first pitch at the Pirates game before the World Cup. She says she’d also like to possibly do the terrible towel wave at a Steelers game.
You can hear the full interview here:MORE NEWS: Ohio Becomes Latest State To Propose Transgender Sports Ban