U.S. National Team Grant Winners Revealed

By Gehrig Parker | Posted 3/17/2021

As part of its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, USA Football’s U.S. National Team program is offering two new opportunities for athletes to receive financial assistance to attend a spring Regional this year.

The Girls in Football grant is designed to boost female participation within football, and specifically the U.S. National Team program, while the Minority & Leadership grant recognizes athletes who’ve demonstrated esteemed leadership and service within their respective teams and communities.

Athletes were either nominated by a coach or applied on their own behalf.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Girls in Football Grant

  • Tanner Berry – Indy Steelers (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Karina Hudzenko – Amplus Academy (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Trinity Hutchins – Texas Fury Flag Football (Houston, Texas)
  • Hannah Jayes – Texas Fury Flag Football (Houston, Texas)
  • Ashlea Klam – Texas Fury Flag Football (Houston, Texas)
  • Lia Paulette Cruz – Code Red (Mount Signal, Calif.)
  • Ava Wallace – Texas Fury Flag Football (Houston, Texas)
  • A’Nijah Wilkins – Texas Fury Flag Football (Houston, Texas)


Minority & Leadership Grant

  • Ean Carr – Strafford Middle School (Frisco, Texas)
  • Clarence Chaney – Carson High School (Carson, Calif.)
  • Marvin Cyriac – Pompano Beach High School (Pompano Beach, Fla.)
  • JaCory Daniels – Rhino Sports Academy (Las Vegas, Nev.)
  • Kellen Greene – Wilson West Middle School (Sinking Spring, Pa.)
  • Izaiah Harris – Edgewood High School (Ashtabula, Ohio)
  • Vicente Herrera – Fountain-Fort Carson High School (Fountain, Colo.)
  • Derrick Johnson – Campbell Middle School (Smyrna, Ga.)
  • Tristan Moctezuma – Sheboygan Area Lutheran High School (Sheboygan, Wis.)
  • JB Mojado – Inderkum High School (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Sam Thomas – Rhino Sports Academy (Las Vegas, Nev.)
  • Roland Vera Jr. – Reitz High School (Evansville, Ind.)