This article covers the MN Girls Hockey Championship first seed- Breck's best player. She is a 6' intimidator who grew up playing with the boys, and learned the more physical, aggressive style. Over the years, she was challenged to control her emotions and her playing style. The season one coach challenged her to a "no-contact season," she had a season's best 28 goals.
The article is well-written, explaining the context in which she developed a more masculine playing style, but also was sexist in how they discussed how that needed to be changed, while male intimidators are highly respected members of the team. Although I appreciate women's hockey for its differences from men's hockey, and would support men having to play by their rules, the points of the article seek to reinforce McMillan's femininity, her maturation, and sign off with a paragraph about her graciousness, which is what her first name means in her father's native country.
The logic relating her performance to the female sport ethic of hard work, progress, commitment to the game, and so many more components, do highlight her as an athlete, but they make sure that she is a woman first.