Teammates and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia have thanked Martinez for being an inspiration to his daughters. “I have five sisters, and I have three daughters,” Bisaccia said. “For them to be able to, along with other females, see that she’s accomplished this goal is going to give them a chance to realize, ‘wow, this is a path I can take.’ … She carries herself extremely professionally. She’s incredibly knowledgeable in what she’s trying to teach these guys. She hasn’t missed a beat with the players. “That’s when it started to hit: ‘Oh, wow. This is a big deal’,” she said. “To be an inspiration is huge.”
Nadal sadi, “It’s a comparison we shouldn’t even make. Female models earn more than male models and nobody says anything. Why? Because they have a larger following. In tennis too, who gathers a larger audience earns more”. While men's finals often draw a larger audience, this has not always been the case. At Grand Slam events, where the Williams sisters and other stars have often been the bigger draw in recent years. At the U.S. Open, for example, the women’s final drew more television viewers than the men every year from 2010-14, according to Sports Media Watch.
“For me there was no distinction,” he says. “Gender wasn’t involved. She was the better goalie. No one was doing her any favors. The first year I coached her, I had a younger assistant coach. I would tell her, ‘Don’t baby the puck. Shoot as hard as you can now. If she wants to make it, she’s gonna have to be better than the rest of them.’