USA Football announces US National Team roster for 2017 Women’s World Championship

By Stephen Spiewak | Posted 2/28/2017

The U.S. National Team is targeting its third consecutive gold medal at the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship — and it has a talented new roster assembled to pursue the task.

The defending champions will field a deep, experienced squad for the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship, which will take place in British Columbia, Canada from June 24-30.

Twelve players — including quarterback Sami Grisafe — return from the 2013 team that took home gold in Finland. Quarterback Lisa Horton and receiver Liz Sowers are back representing the U.S. after participating in the 2016 IFAF Flag Football World Championships.

Jim Farrell will serve as the team’s head coach. He’s excited to work with such a gifted group of athletes.

“This is truly a remarkable group of talented women that we have representing the U.S. National Team,” Farrell said. “Our team is a solid mix of youth and experience. We have young players looking to prove they belong and experienced veteran leadership that set the standard of how the game needs to be played at their positions.”

Farrell recognizes that in addition to representing their country, the team’s players will continue to contribute to the growth of the sport among women internationally.

“Their passion, commitment and skill level is influencing women's football all over this country during their respective spring seasons,” he said. “They will continue to inspire the next generation of women's football players this summer in Canada fighting for a gold medal."

2017 Women’s World Championship U.S. National Team

Position First Last
RB Heather Anderson
WR Angela Baker
DB Satoria Bell
DB Callie Brownson
OL Eboni Chambers 
OL Catherine Converse
RB Hannah DeGraffinreed
OL Elizabeth Dillow
LB Sonja Drangsholt
LB Victoria Eddy
OL Lauren Ferragonio
TE Brilynn Fields
DB Toni Fuller
WR Jeanette Gray
LB Angellica Grayson
DB Jewelle Grimsley
QB Sami Grisafe
QB Allyson Hamlin
QB Lisa Horton
OL Rachel Huhn
WR Maria Jackson
OL Stephanie Jeffers
RB Odessa Jenkins
LB Liz Landry
DB Kristen London
DL Kimberly Marks
LB Knengi Martin
DL Rachel  May
RB Erica Mois
DB Katie Ott
OL Dawn Pederson
DL Edie Quest
DL Tawanna Sanders
OL  Jenitra Shields
DL Angelique Smith
RB Alexis Snyder
WR Liz Sowers
K/P Melissa Strother
DB McKenzie Tolliver
LB Tia Watkins
TE Emily Weinberg
WR Ashley Whisonant
DL Jordyn White
OL Rebecca Worsham
LB Qiana