2018 WFA All-Americans Profiles - WOMEN'S FOOTBALL ALLIANCE

2018 WFA All-Americans Profiles



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Alabama Fire – Waynicia Thomas, LB


College: Miles college
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 07/26/1993

Favorite football memory: Watching my little brother score five touchdowns in one game.

The future of women’s football is… Going to be mind blowing.

Atlanta Phoenix – Blair Clark, RG

Playing Experience: 8
DOB: 10/02/1981

Favorite football memory: Having a contest at practice where offensive lineman vs defensive lineman run routes, and the winning side with most catches avoid suicides. Of course OFFENSE WINS.

The future of women’s football is… In arms reach!

Atlanta Phoenix – Latanglia Dorsey, DT

Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 08/20/1986

Favorite football memory: Watching Ronika Ke-Ke Toombs #3 cut up the whole defense for a touchdown last year.

The future of women’s football is… Going to be dynamic

Atlanta Phoenix – Carla Odom, LB


College: Xavier and Clark Atlanta University
Playing Experience: 16
DOB: Feb 20th

Favorite football memory: Winning the Championships in 2006 and 2011, and every chance I get to take the field!!

The future of women’s football is… Dependent on us! We must keep the sport alive through teaching, traning, and providing an outlet for young girls to have the opportunities that we did not!

Atlanta Phoenix – Shanice Wheeler, RB


College: Piedmont College
Playing Experience: 5
DOB: 07/21/1990

Favorite football memory: Scoring five touchdowns in one game my rookie year

The future of women’s football is… Quickly rising. I’m excited to lead the way for the future young girls who dream of playing this game and that can now make that dream a reality.

Baltimore Nighthawks – Courtney Burkett, C


College: Stevenson University
Playing Experience: 3
DOB: 03/15/1990

Favorite football memory: Ray Lewis and his “squirrel dance.” It has been an inspiration to me during my own football career. When he played for the Ravens, his toughness, attitude, and drive on the field – mixed with some fun – showed me that anything can happen if I keep pushing forward.

The future of women’s football is… Bright! So many women and girls want to be involved and show the world that they can be great athletes. I hope others get the opportunity to play at a young age and fall in love with America’s game.

Baltimore Nighthawks – Shay Fitzgerald, TB


College: Morgan State University
Playing Experience: 13
DOB: 11/20/1982

Favorite football memory: My very first touchdown scored after transitioning from the lineman position to a tailback position . It was on a kick return on the first play after half-time against the NY Sharks.

The future of women’s football is… PROGRESS in this male-dominated sport!

Baltimore Nighthawks – Sara Thacker, WR


College: York College of Pennslyvania
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 09/17/1993

Favorite football memory: Attending my first tryout. After being out of collegiate sports for a year and a half, I knew it was the competitive void I needed filled and it would to be my newest passion.

The future of women’s football is… Bright. And dependent on everyone that is a part of the game. From getting youth involved to just getting the word out about our sport.




Boston Renegades – Allie Genereux, LB


College: None
Playing Experience: 12
DOB: 08/06/1991

Favorite football memory: Making my first interception in my first game playing for the Boston Renegades. Just seeing my team light up for me was great. Confirmed to me that this is the only team for me.

The future of women’s football is… Great, as long as we come together as a league and put our mind to it.

Boston Renegades – Stephanie Jeffers, OL


College: The University of Tulsa
Playing Experience: 10
DOB: 06/10/1985

Favorite football memory: Watching Boston renegades player Steph Pascual body slamming an opposing player in the Renegade vs Passion game, looking like the undertaker. Winning championship 2014 and the flight home on a private jet… plus team USA both years.

The future of women’s football is… Monetary improvement and investing.

Cincinnati Sizzle – Charetta Pride, CB


College: Cincinnati State
Playing Experience: 3
DOB: 10/14/3388

Favorite football memory: Me running the ball back.

The future of women’s football is… Incredible

Columbus Comets – Carrie Hall, TB


College: Kent State University
Playing Experience: 7
DOB: 02/02/1990

Favorite football memory: Celebrating with my teammates after scoring the game winning touchdown vs the Philly Phantomz in the 2018 WFA 1st-Round Playoffs. Winning as the Underdogs is fulfilling in its own right; but we’ve dedicated each game to our fallen teammate Kyng Dailey. I’m sure she’s watching over us each game.

The future of women’s football is… BRIGHT! Knowing that we are helping shape the future of Women’s Professional Football is quite humbling and a responsibility that I take very seriously!

Columbus Comets – Dionjaleah Jones, DT

Playing Experience: 4
DOB: 08/15/1991

Favorite football memory: Everything about playing. I’m in love with the sport as a whole, I love hitting and being hit and the family that I have gained from it all. I am very grateful to be playing this sport.

The future of women’s football is… Creating a league similar to the men’s league I love football and I will dedicate everything that I have to be great and I know there are alot of women out here like me willing to do the same.

Columbus Comets – Deasha Talley, WR

Playing Experience: 5
DOB: 02/05/1991

Favorite football memory: Is the look on my mom’s face when I was 11-years-old and she dropped my brothers and I off to practice. She left me in a Tommy Hilfiger skirt outfit with Pom poms. Then returned to find me in a torn, stained tank top and a ripped skirt with grass stains with a football uniform on wearing number 33!

The future of women’s football is… Breaking barriers. Giving other little girls the chance to do what they love and not allowing anyone to tell them otherwise. We play for Her!

Columbus Vanguards – Angelita Furman, LB


College: Brown mackie
Playing Experience: 12
DOB: 09/03/1986

Favorite football memory: Winning the first womens football alliance game.

The future of women’s football is… showing the world that women play football too.

Columbus Vanguards – Tyra Mcgrady, RB


College: Indiana University
Playing Experience: 0.5
DOB: 11/08/1988

Favorite football memory: When I just kicked off to start the game. As I casually made my way to the ball I was rocked from the side. Totally legal, and yet totally unexpected. It was at the moment I realized this was real and it was time to put in work!

The future of women’s football is… limitless.

D.C. Divas – Amanda Congialdi, QU


College: Penn State
Playing Experience: 8
DOB: March 5th

Favorite football memory: Watching my hometown team the Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl

The future of women’s football is… Bright! I am optimistic that we are still headed in the right direction, despite several setbacks within the sport regarding teams folding

D.C. Divas – D’Ajah Scott, RB

Playing Experience: 8
DOB: 04/17/1992

 

D.C. Divas – Denee Walker, DT


College: Delaware State University
Playing Experience: 12
DOB: 08/24/1982

Favorite football memory: Is the Philadelphia eagles winning the super bowl. Philly special baby.

The future of women’s football is… Growing.

D.C. Divas – Kentrina Wilson, WR


College: Georgia Tech
Playing Experience: 6
DOB: 12/15/1984

Favorite football memory: My first year with the divas, when I had a catch on the sideline. As a defender went to tackle me, my basketball instincts kicked in and I wrapped the ball behind my back and dove into the end zone. That was my first Divas touchdown and I was so hype until I got yelled at for not securing the ball.

The future of women’s football is… Promising.




Derby City Dynamite – Thelma Banks, CE


College: cloud community
Playing Experience: 15
DOB: 08/06/2018

Favorite football memory: Watching Chicago vs San Diego in Pittsburgh at Heinz Stadium

The future of women’s football is… Bright and full of potential.

Derby City Dynamite – Angela Embry Jr, LB


College: University of Pikeville
Playing Experience: 15
DOB: 10/11/1992

Favorite football memory: Is the first tackle I made in Little League.

The future of women’s football is… Going beyond limits the world thought we would never reach.

Detroit Dark Angels – Tatyhana Blaise, RB


College: Wayne State University
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 07/10/1992

Favorite football memory: Breaking the franchise record for the Detroit Dark Angels being the first RB to have rushed over 1,000+ yards my rookie season.

The future of women’s football is… To continue to inspire all women across the globe that men aren’t the only one’s who can play football. We can too! And we are some of the best to do it.

Detroit Dark Angels – Emilie Halle, TB


College: University of Windsor
Playing Experience: 4
DOB: 06/18/1990

Favorite football memory: Was finding out I had made Team Canada for last year’s IFAF Women’s World Cup. I met such incredible people that it’s difficult to put into words my sentiments toward them. The athletes, coaches, and support staff truly left a mark on my life that I will never forget.

The future of women’s football is… growing at an exponential level! I hope one day that it won’t be shocking/surprising when any of us tell a stranger that we play women’s tackle football.

Detroit Dark Angels – Leanne Tuuk, FS


College: Western Michigan University
Playing Experience: 6
DOB: 11/25/1991

Favorite football memory: There are too many favorite memories to count. The people, the game. There is no way to say one moment or experience is my favorite.

The future of women’s football is… the foundation we lay today.

Flint City Riveters – Ashley Maslowski, OL


College: Fairmont State University
Playing Experience: 4
DOB: 09/26/1990

Favorite football memory: I started playing at age 10 and being the first girl in my county to play tackle football has to be my favorite memory.

The future of women’s football is… always growing and is an awesome opportunity for younger girls.

Grand Rapids Tidal Waves – Kathy Adams, DE


College: Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Playing Experience: 6
DOB: 11/03/1986

Favorite football memory: My first big sack.

The future of women’s football is… An opportunity for all young ladies to experience teamwork, competition, and all the other lessons that the great game of football teaches of players.

Jacksonville Dixie Blues – Octavia Langston, WR


College: Universty of North Florida
Playing Experience: 4
DOB: 10/10/1991

Favorite football memory: Seeing the 49ers (almost) win the Super bowl in 2013 with Kaepernick.

The future of women’s football is… Bright and getting brighter!

Keystone Assault – Mariah Green, TE

Playing Experience: 5
DOB: 01/13/1995

Favorite football memory: Playing on the USWFL Championship winning team in 2015, when it was only my 2nd year playing football.

The future of women’s football is… Bright. I believe the future of this sport is continuing to grow everyday, and the awareness that the players bring helps spread the word that we are not a joke.

Maine Mayhem – Alicia Jeffords, DE

Playing Experience: 13
DOB: 04/09/1980

Favorite football memory: Was Maine Mayhem’s first season. Starting a team and having success in the inaugural year is an amazing feeling!!

The future of women’s football is… Full of young female players who are looking up to us as we speak!! #weplayforher #girlsoffall




Miami Fury – Keondra Greer, TA

Playing Experience: 11
DOB: 04/22/1988

Favorite football memory: I love the game of football so anytime I’m playing or watching it’s a great memory.

The future of women’s football is… in our near future. Hopefully we start getting paid to do this sport we love like the NFL.

Mississippi Royalty – Regena Jackson, RB


College: Belhaven University
Playing Experience: 1
DOB: 02/13/1988

Favorite football memory: Meeting Bo Jackson

The future of women’s football is… Becoming a reality.

Music City Mizfits – Karissa Burnett, FS


College: Tennessee State University
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 05/20/1991

Favorite football memory: Blitzing and tackling my opponents no matter what size they are.

The future of women’s football is… Evolving & everlasting.

Music City Mizfits – Brennan Crabtree, TE


College: University of Memphis
Playing Experience: 1
DOB: 12/14/1995

Favorite football memory: Watching: The Kick Six in the 2013 Iron Bowl. War Eagle.Playing: A huge overtime win and celebration with my Mizfits.”

The future of women’s football is… necessary in the fight for equality.

N.Y. Sharks – Gabriella Farrell, LB


College: Briarcliffe College
Playing Experience: 4
DOB: 09/11/1996

Favorite football memory: Winning our last two rounds of playoffs with the New York Sharks and making it into the Championship our last season ever. #TheGrandFINale

The future of women’s football is… Full of limitless opportunities. We continue to fight for every inch and yard, prove that women are capable of playing, learning, growing this game we love, to create a better future for girls like us.

N.Y. Sharks – Karen Mulligan, QB


College: University of Delaware
Playing Experience: 16
DOB: 09/01/1977

Favorite football memory: There are too many to think of with the Sharks but one of the best moments of my career was listening to the national anthem for the first time wearing a Team USA uniform.

The future of women’s football is… Hopefully looking very bright

N.Y. Sharks – Maggie Natell, WR


College: SUNY Cortland
Playing Experience: 5
DOB: 11/13/1991

Favorite football memory: Is my first day as a Shark 5 years ago. I didn’t know a single person. I was in a room filled with strong, intimidating, tough, women. I remember being so nervous and wondering if I made a mistake showing up. Fast forward to now and I can’t imagine who I’d be without the Sharks.

The future of women’s football is… going to ROCK THE WORLD!

N.Y. Sharks – Kim Rose, SS


College: Alcorn State University
Playing Experience: 4
DOB: 11/17/1987

Favorite football memory: Playing football in front of my grandmother’s house as a kid. We would be out there from the time we got home till it was time to go in and get ready for bed. During the summer, we’d be out there all night.

The future of women’s football is… Is very bright. With the continuous growth and advancement of the game, I see women’s football going so far. I’m just happy to be part of the process.

N.Y. Sharks – Lenahndem Tankeng, OL


College: Sacred Heart University
Playing Experience: 8
DOB: 09/18/1986

Favorite football memory: Serving pancakes.

The future of women’s football is… Continuing to develop our younger females by creating opportunities & environments for them to learn the many paths of this sport.

New England Nightmare – Leteria Johnson, O


College: Capital community
Playing Experience: 3
DOB: 02/26/1989

Favorite football memory: There I was with a purple satin bonnet over my wig, fresh mani, false lashes, perfume, and a lace outfit. I was ready to play sexy, girly,cute,lingerie football. The coach smiles and says welcome. After my first lap I am over it. The whole team stops mid-stride and runs with me until I’m done. They never left my side. And i wont leave theirs.

The future of women’s football is… The wife, the mom, the daughter, the officer. The future of football is me.

NY Knockout – Alaina Lange, P


College: The College of Saint Rose
Playing Experience: 1
DOB: 06/04/1987

Favorite football memory: In 8th grade when I was sent to the principal’s office with a friend for refusing to stop playing football with the boys in PE class.

The future of women’s football is… relevant, important, strong




Orlando Anarchy – Crystal Bell, WR


College: Jacksonville University
Playing Experience: 1
DOB: 06/29/1990

Favorite football memory: When I was 10 years old my oldest brother Lee Bell Jr. finally allowed me to play with him and the guys for the first time. I was extremely excited and somewhat nervous, but I am proud to say I survived and made my brother proud. He made sure I was apart of the games from that day on.

The future of women’s football is… Bright and promising.

Orlando Anarchy – Paula Blanco, CB


College: University of Central Florida
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 01/09/1994

Favorite football memory: When I got Defensive MVP in a playoff game against the Mississippi Royalty.

The future of women’s football is… In your ability to NEVER give up on what you are most passionate about: THIS sport!

Orlando Anarchy – Chandice Hunter, QB


College: Old Dominion University
Playing Experience: 4
DOB: 06/30/1986

Favorite football memory: It was seeing my first Tennessee Titans game in person!

The future of women’s football is… Is so bright and full of endless possibilities!

Phantomz – Satoria Bell, WR


College: Temple University
Playing Experience: 3
DOB: 03/17/1990

Favorite football memory: Winning a gold medal in Canada on Team USA!

The future of women’s football is… now.

Phantomz – Qiana Wright, LB


College: Cleveland State University
Playing Experience: 9
DOB: 09/27/1982

Favorite football memory: When the Eagles won the Super Bowl

The future of women’s football is… In the hands of the players!

Pittsburgh Passion – Krystal Cozzo, DB

Playing Experience: 10
DOB: 06/29/1989

Favorite football memory: Winning a championship

The future of women’s football is… Bright.

Pittsburgh Passion – Hannah Daman, LB


College: Robert Morris University Moon PA
Playing Experience: 4
DOB: 06/09/1997

Favorite football memory: Hoisting the National Championship trophy during my Rookie year with the Passion in Rock Hill SC !!

The future of women’s football is… Continuing to make women’s dreams come true in fulfilling their love for the sport of football.
I foresee expanded nationwide recognition & marketing to promote the sport to a higher level!”

Pittsburgh Passion – Lisa Horton, QB


College: Slippery Rock University
Playing Experience: 15
DOB: 11/08/1977

Favorite football memory: Aside from playing for 15 amazing years, one of my favorite memories is from my childhood. We would go outside on Sundays in the fall after the Browns played and play full-contact football right in my backyard until dark. All of the neighborhood kids and family. Pure Football.

The future of women’s football is… Promising. The sport has grown because of the foundation created. The ability to unite the leagues in a collaborative manner, with ethics and safety in mind is critical in the upcoming years.

Pittsburgh Passion – Kaitlain Niedermeyer, DT


College: CCAC
Playing Experience: 9
DOB: 01/30/1991

Favorite football memory: Playing on the offensive line when my younger sister was a running back, and being able to be a part of the play where she got her first touchdown and sharing that moment with her.

The future of women’s football is… endless, the sky is the limit. There is so much talent and heart and dedication across the country the future of women football is going to be what we decide to make it!

Pittsburgh Passion – Dawn Pederson, C


College: The Ohio State University
Playing Experience: 12
DOB: 12/17/1974

Favorite football memory: Winning the first ever IFAF Women’s World Championship.

The future of women’s football is… Going to be interesting.

Pittsburgh Passion – Samantha Simeone, G

Playing Experience: 7
DOB: 08/14/1990

Favorite football memory: Pittsburgh passion pre season retreats

The future of women’s football is… As long as the the younger generation keeps interested and works hard to keep women’s football moving forward, women’s football will do more amazing things for years to come!!

Pittsburgh Passion – Sharon Vasquez, SS


College: Allegheny College
Playing Experience: 13
DOB: 07/01/1980

Favorite football memory: Playing for the inaugural Womens National team and how special it was to be apart of history. This team was the pioneer for women’s football and has brought the world of women’s football together in support of a game we truely love.

The future of women’s football is… The little girl that was told she never could but now has a platform.

Pittsburgh Passion – Kimberly Zubovic, DE


College: Washington and Jefferson
Playing Experience: 14
DOB: 03/25/1971

Richmond Black Widows – Sherlanda Buskey, KR


College: Virginia Commonwealth University
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 11/30/1992

Favorite football memory: Being able to play amongst my fellow black widows and seeing the growth that we’ve had as a team as the season progressed! I was able to play with a group of women who put their bodies on the line, day in and day out. The passion we share for the game of football is something I will never forget.

The future of women’s football is… Full of opportunities to go against stereotypes and uplift the female athletes who sacrifice so much in an effort to play the game that they have a passion for!




Richmond Black Widows – Shanice Cole, DE


College: Winthrop University
Playing Experience: 3
DOB: 07/12/1988

Favorite football memory: First game ever putting on pads !!!

The future of women’s football is… LIT

Tampa Bay Inferno – Marcelina Chavez, TB

Playing Experience: 5
DOB: 11/14/1991

Favorite football memory: Is attending a Pittsburgh Passion football camp during the years of playing pee-wee football. . . 14 years later and I am playing – and for people who played for the Pittsburgh Passion around that time.

The future of women’s football is… In our hands. With perseverance, dedication, and determination young girls all around the world will continue to learn they too can advance in a sport they love.

Tampa Bay Inferno – Rosalee Hammonds, LB

Playing Experience: 9
DOB: 01/20/1989

Favorite football memory: The day the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won Super Bowl on my birthday.

The future of women’s football is… Bright

Toledo Reign – Melissa Boraggina, CB


College: The University of Toledo
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 06/25/1988

Favorite football memory: Attempting my first field goal and making it 20 yards.

The future of women’s football is… Expanding football. Creating female role models for young female and male players, as well as an avenue for other female sport athletes to learn and play the game; offering female players advanced competition.

Toledo Reign – Octavia Griswold, DT


College: University of Toledo
Playing Experience: 14
DOB: 01/26/1986

Favorite football memory: Being able to play in the IWFL Championship with my twin sister in 2013 with the Pittsburgh Passion in front of the Toledo Troopers.

The future of women’s football is… Making moves

Toledo Reign – Marabeth Lewis, LB


College: Central Michigan University and versity of Phoenix
Playing Experience: 13
DOB: 08/06/1981

Favorite football memory: Playing in what we dubbed as the mudbowl of 2016. It had rained so hard prior to kickoff that when there was a fumble during the game we didn’t realize that our team had recovered it because our silver away jerseys were so muddy they looked like the other team’s black home jersey.

The future of women’s football is… My 9-year-old daughter having the option of playing or not playing as she grows up without ridicule from boys.

Acadiana Zydeco – Mia Ben, C


College: Louisiana State University Medical Center
Playing Experience: 13
DOB: 06/16/1968

Favorite football memory: Winning the WFA Division III National Championship in 2016. We were low in numbers and were down 12-0 at half time and were able to come back and win 20-18!

The future of women’s football is… growing in leaps and bounds!

Acadiana Zydeco – Ayana Slaughter, LB


College: Northwestern State University
Playing Experience: 15
DOB: 02/07/1983

Favorite football memory: Getting my first big hit in a game. It was my first season and I had been having trouble tackling. My coach Jim Haacker jumped up and down on the sidelines like we won the Super Bowl.

The future of women’s football is… Extremely bright. We opened doors for women that once wasn’t open for us. Now we have little girls at the ages of six wanting to play football.

Arkansas Wildcats – Dekeidra Brewer, DE


College: University of Arkansas in Little Rock
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 03/06/1984

Favorite football memory: My comeback in the championship game last year in Pittsburgh. I was out the whole season due to a broken ankle. I came back for the championship game, had a pick 6 and I scored! We won the championship with 12 girls!

The future of women’s football is… BRIGHT, EMPOWERING AND EXCITING! People are finally getting on board to see that women CAN play football! We are fearless, we are talented and its time we show the world what WOMEN can do!

Arkansas Wildcats – Kiara Vinson, RB


College: Arkansas Baptist College
Playing Experience: 4
DOB: 03/21/1990

Favorite football memory: My very first year playing with the Arkansas wildcats when we traveled 37 hours to Oregon for a playoff game with only 12 players and as a family we pulled that win off.

The future of women’s football is… Woman are the future we can do anything men can do — sometimes even better.

Arkansas Wildcats – Erica Williams, DT

Playing Experience: 6
DOB: 10/27/1987

Favorite football memory: I love to hear opponents say they’re tired of getting hit by me lol. It happens often.

The future of women’s football is… So bright, I just wish the world would let us shine like we’re suppose to.

Arkansas Wildcats – Raquel Williams, LI

Playing Experience: 5
DOB: 03/08/1988

Favorite football memory: Winning the Division II championship in 2017.

The future of women’s football is… Bright




Arlington Impact – Charise Blacksher, DE


College: University of Texas at Arlington
Playing Experience: 1
DOB: 12/20/1985

Favorite football memory: Beating Dallas Elite for the first time and watching the elation of my teammates and coaches after realizing we’re going to the play-offs.

The future of women’s football is… slotted to be the greatest sport of all time. #femmethefuture

Arlington Impact – Courtney Busby, WR


College: UNT
Playing Experience: 1
DOB: 05/20/1998

Favorite football memory: Preparing for every season.

The future of women’s football is… going to be a sight to see!

Arlington Impact – Shakendra Gabriel, RB


College: Jarvis Christian college
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 07/22/1993

Favorite football memory: Watching Michael Vick remain humble after his comeback. He was faced with obstacles that would normally destroy a man’s career and tarnish his reputation forever, yet he returned to the field with humility & pure talent! Some say, “it was like he never left!”

The future of women’s football is… a threat to men’s football the next top-rated watched sport.

Arlington Impact – D’Angela Ricks, QB


College: University of North Texas
Playing Experience: 9
DOB: 06/17/1988

Favorite football memory: Seeing the growth within women’s football flourish year after year. It doesn’t get any better than that!

The future of women’s football is… Definitely on the rise! I am honored to be a part of this movement.

Austin Outlaws – Stephanie Marshall, FS


College: University of Texas at Austin
Playing Experience: 8
DOB: 03/06/1980

Favorite football memory: Making the All American team!!

The future of women’s football is… Strong!

Austin Outlaws – Courtney Rhodes, WR


College: Texas State University
Playing Experience: 3
DOB: 04/08/1992

Favorite football memory: The first practice I showed up to after finding the Outlaws in Austin. After growing up playing sports and playing rugby in college, I had missed having a team to call my own. Seeing all the girls in the pads and knowing that I could have a future in this was amazing.

The future of women’s football is… Limitless. Women’s sports are continuing to grow and gain a bigger and bigger following. It’s only a matter of time before people start to recognize the talent and athletes in women’s football.

Dallas Elite – Lauren Chesley, OL


College: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Playing Experience: 4
DOB: April 9th

Favorite football memory: My first pancake block in 2016. It was also my first game starting

The future of women’s football is… Bright! And it’s dependent on all of us. We need to come together and do what’s best for the growth and expansion of the sport for women and girls all over the globe

Dallas Elite – Rachel Gore, QB


College: Highline College
Playing Experience: 20
DOB: 02/19/1985

Favorite football memory: Watching Tom Brady come back to beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl.

The future of women’s football is… in our hands.

Dallas Elite – Alexias Stricklin, LB


College: University of Louisiana Laffayette
Playing Experience: 1
DOB: 10/18/1995

Favorite football memory: My first-ever live football game. I was six and it was the Raiders @ the Chargers. We were sitting 12 rows up at the 50 behind the Raiders bench. All the passion from the players and crazy fans was unforgetable!

The future of women’s football is… Very bright and will continue to go up from here!

Everett Reign – Amelia Kahr, SS


College: Western Washington University
Playing Experience: 4
DOB: 06/13/1992

Favorite football memory: Defeating a team we had never beaten before when we were considered the underdogs. The bond I felt with my team after fighting through adversity was like nothing I felt before.

The future of women’s football is… reaching out to a wider audience and motivating more women to participate in formerly male-dominated pursuits.

Everett Reign – Leann Layman, C

Playing Experience: 6
DOB: 05/08/1980

Favorite football memory: The last game of our 2016 season. I went over to our water girl Chanel who had warn my rookie jersey all season. I talked to her and said my jersey is hers and I will one day hand over the reigns to her to play and then I signed it for her. It hangs in her room and this season was her rookie year with our team!

The future of women’s football is… Watch out boys “football is in our DNA” and we have the drive as sisters and athletes to get to the next level. Endorsements will come, we will be televised and getting paid to do what we all love!




Houston Power – Crystal Daniels, KR


College: Calumet College of St Joseph
Playing Experience: 3
DOB: 01/31/1991

Favorite football memory: Taking my very first football team (the lady Jaguars) all the way to the Championship as a quarterback

The future of women’s football is… Here.

Inland Empire Ravens – Lorraine Carrasco-Cannon, OL


College: Riverside Community College
Playing Experience: 16
DOB: 10/16/1968

Favorite football memory: Travelling from California to Delaware to play a game. It was raining and very cold. We played on a grass field that became quite muddy due to the rain. We wore white jerseys and at the end of the game we were a mess and full of mud. But our QB was clean. We won 63-0 on my birthday. Good times!

The future of women’s football is… In the hands of today’s players and coaches. We need to keep on striving. The future is bright for our younger generations.

Inland Empire Ravens – Alexis Dimeo, FS

Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 12/24/1994

Favorite football memory: Scoring my first pick-6!

The future of women’s football is… Here!!!

Kansas City Titans – Krishna Lee, LB


College: University of Missouri
Playing Experience: 3
DOB: 07/25/1986

Favorite football memory: Going to a summer football camp for incoming freshman that my dad was running. He was a high school coach when I was growing up and at one point he asked some boys at the camp to get in a 3-point stance and they didn’t know what it was so he told me to demonstrate for them. I was eight.

The future of women’s football is… Is sitting in the stands watching and learning from us right now. We have a responsibility to play our hearts out so that the next generation of football players has the opportunity to do the same.

Kansas City Titans – Sheila Sickau, K


College: Canisius College
Playing Experience: 4
DOB: 11/03/1988

Favorite football memory: Being surrounded by my family and friends as I took the field for my first game back, less than a year after major knee surgery and my doctor telling me I would never play again.

The future of women’s football is… opening doors and leading to experiences that would not have been feasible otherwise.

Kansas City Titans – Keyonna Smith, CB


College: University of Missouri Columbia
Playing Experience: 7
DOB: 11/08/1987

Favorite football memory: Is how amazing it feels to come through for my teammates. Every game-changing block, catch, run and tackle is the best part of football.

The future of women’s football is… based on the fearless support of change.

Kansas City Titans – Liz Sowers, WR


College: Oakland university
Playing Experience: 10
DOB: 08/07/1986

Favorite football memory: When I was ten and my dad got my sister and me football pads and helmets for Christmas!

The future of women’s football is… Up to you.

Kansas City Titans – Brittany Williams, TB


College: American Military University
Playing Experience: 3
DOB: 04/23/1991

Favorite football memory: Is when a child I never met before came up to me on the sideline and said that they loved the way I play and have been following my stats every game this season. To have young children look up to us means great things for the future of the WFA.

The future of women’s football is… In the hands of our current players. If we continue to play hard and be great role models to our communities the new players and fans will follow.

Kern Crusaders – Stephanie Powell, FS


College: University of La Verne
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 10/24/1992

Favorite football memory: My first interception!

The future of women’s football is… Empowering.




Los Angeles Warriors – Lisa King, WR


College: Bucknell University
Playing Experience: 10
DOB: 12/10/1972

Favorite football memory: Beating #2-ranked San Diego Surge at home as a huge underdog.

The future of women’s football is… ours.

Los Angeles Warriors – Suzanne Linn, LB


College: UCLA
Playing Experience: 10
DOB: 05/23/1980

Favorite football memory: Is this whole season! We’ve put everything together on both offense and defense. We’re focused and determined, you can see it in each other’s eyes. And now we are Atlanta-bound for that ring!!!

The future of women’s football is… Looking brighter every year. When I first started playing 15 years ago there were only two teams in California. A lot has changed since then and so has the knowledge and skill level of these athletes.

Los Angeles Warriors – Jamie Robinson, TE


College: Talladega College
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 10/13/1992

Favorite football memory: The Nick Foles Super Bowl touchdown

The future of women’s football is… Is bright and have the opportunity to become something very special.

Los Angeles Warriors – Alexis Snyder, RB


College: Arizona State University
Playing Experience: 7
DOB: 04/17/1988

Favorite football memory: Winning my first world championship

The future of women’s football is… Bright!

Madison Blaze – Stormy Justice, OL


College: University of Wisconsin Madison
Playing Experience: 9
DOB: 02/28/1975

Favorite football memory: Is the first time walking on to a field in uniform. I was in awe. Another great memory is the first time I got hit. . . and I mean really hit. It was in practice, and one of my fellow line players leveled me. I thought, “Oh, it’s on now. Welcome to football.”

The future of women’s football is… our collective responsibility. What we display on and off the field will shape how others see football players, teams, coaches, and leagues.

Madison Blaze – Natalie Nash, CB


College: Western Oregon University
Playing Experience: 13
DOB: 01/06/1985

Favorite football memory: My first touchdown my rookie year!!

The future of women’s football is… To continue to break barriers and come together as one league in order to support each other to succeed!

Mile High Blaze – Shauntavia Brigham, DT


College: Community College of Denver
Playing Experience: 4
DOB: 09/06/1992

Favorite football memory: The first time I got to run the ball for my team. It was 4th down and we needed about five yards. The coach turns to me and says “Shaun we need you, can you get three yards?” Then calls a dive play and gives me the ball. I ran as hard and fast as possible placing my team about 15 yards further!

The future of women’s football is… Us. Continuing to acknowledge the ones who work hard continuing to make noise and awareness that women too play FOOTBALL! We too are deserving of the same respect as the men in the NFL.

Mile High Blaze – Jecole Hockaday, TB


College: Metropolitan State University
Playing Experience: 7
DOB: 04/11/1987

Favorite football memory: When my big brother bet me that I wouldn’t try out. It’s where my love of this sport first started. I went to my first tryout completely surprised with the athleticism I saw and I’ve been hooked ever since!

The future of women’s football is… With our youth!

Mile High Blaze – Tyesha Lowery-Jones, WR


College: University of Denver
Playing Experience: 5
DOB: 07/04/1983

Favorite football memory: Scoring on a reverse even though I had to zig-zag thru three unblocked defenders. Or throwing a 60 yard touchdown in the playoffs this year.

The future of women’s football is… Bright. I feel like we are getting closer to the day that we will be paid, just like WNBA players.

Mile High Blaze – Yolanda Searcy, LB


College: Saint Leo University
Playing Experience: 10
DOB: 03/17/1982

Favorite football memory: The Blaze verse Titans “snow bowl” game. Even though we lost, it was fun playing on top of frozen snow. Lost an earring and fractured a toe that game.

The future of women’s football is… on the rise!!! Watch out NFL, here we come!!!!

Minnesota Vixen – Sam Barber, WR


College: UW Stevens Point
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 10/10/1990

Favorite football memory: My tip-toe catch in the end zone to take lead over Kansas City.

The future of women’s football is… Going to change the way society looks at women. No fees to play.

Minnesota Vixen – Grace Cooper, TB


College: Bethel University
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 01/13/1994

Favorite football memory: Growing up playing football in the front yard with my dad and brothers and the neighbor kids. My dad taught us the rules and taught me to love the sport. Nothing beats some front yard football with your family.

The future of women’s football is… Us. We are the ones inspiring younger girls, proving that the sky is limit and their dreams can become their reality, just like ours have.

Minnesota Vixen – Kiersten Hansen, QB


College: Bethel University
Playing Experience: 3
DOB: 11/05/1987

Favorite football memory: Watching Crystal Ninas’ 100 yrd pick six for the win in the second overtime of the semifinals game to send the Minnesota Vixen to the 2016 IWFL championship game

The future of women’s football is… Is in each of our hands. The momentum has shifted in our favor and if we take advantage of it women’s football will cement and grow in all realms: youth and professionally.




Portland Fighting Shockwave – Rebecca Dawson, TB


College: Clark College
Playing Experience: 17
DOB: 03/05/1978

Favorite football memory: Traveling around the country with my teammates and friends! It has made this football journey one I wouldn’t trade for anything.

The future of women’s football is… Unlimited!

San Diego Rebellion – Venika Jarvis, DE


College: Illinois Tech
Playing Experience: 1
DOB: 06/15/1994

Favorite football memory: During 3rd grade when I played tackle football. I usually played offensive line because I was bigger then the boys at that age, but when I played center for the first time the QB was scared to grab the snapped ball from under me because he had never had a female center before!

The future of women’s football is… Going to be as respected as men’s. We are setting the foundation for future players.

San Diego Rebellion – Katie Ott, FS


College: Smith College
Playing Experience: 7
DOB: 05/21/1976

Favorite football memory: Scoring the first touchdown for the San Diego Rebellion off of a pass from my fellow owner Knengi Martin.

The future of women’s football is… Complicated. We have to many blowouts and not enough quality games. We need to be able to put out a better product to attract sponsors and partners that will help drive more awareness and recognition.

Sin City Trojans – Faydra Caldwell, TE


College: West Los Angeles College
Playing Experience: 2
DOB: 02/09/1989

Favorite football memory: Building a team with no drama and becoming a family and using the energy we feed off each other to get better and encourage others around us.

The future of women’s football is… To let people know that there is a women’s league out there and every woman that want that opportunity to play should take advantage of it while they can.

Tacoma Trauma – Brittany Campbell, P


College: Miami University
Playing Experience: 1
DOB: 02/08/1990

Favorite football memory: This whole season because it was my rookie year! Also, I haven’t had the chance to play contact sports for a few years because of a back injury. So, getting back out there has filled a void.

The future of women’s football is… dependent on the women playing now and the examples we set for the future.

Utah Blitz – Stacey Shipmon, FB


College: American public university
Playing Experience: 9
DOB: 07/07/1977

Favorite football memory: When Nike sports came out to the Utah and did a piece on the Utah Jynxs woman’s team. It was great to see them so involved with us. And it was a honor to be apart of the video. Thanks Nike call me again anytime. And of course it’s where I met my beautiful wife and for that I couldn’t be happier.

The future of women’s football is… Only going to get better! Thanks to all the woman who have and all the woman who continue and will break boundaries. Can’t wait to see where the next few years leads us all.

Wisconsin Dragons – Larcretia Harvey, LB


College: Fayetteville State University
Playing Experience: 1
DOB: 01/08/1988

Favorite football memory: My first good-form tackle that caused an injury time out. I realized then that I can not only receive big hits, but I was capable of giving them as well!

The future of women’s football is… UNPREDICTABLE! The world has only seen the beginning of women playing football but also being associated with football. Here we come, watch out!

Wisconsin Dragons – Katrina Steffes, CB


College: NDSU
Playing Experience: 14
DOB: 07/18/1973

Favorite football memory: Watching the new and veteran players learn to love the game of football.

The future of women’s football is… Creating a league that is run professionally and creating a draft to make women’s football into a legitimate professional association.