Baltimore 2011 All Stars

Baltimore 2011 All Stars

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Tarsha Fain
Ashley Branch
Cheryl Smiler
Kendra Bates
Ghoncheh Mossanen
Carolyn Few
Cathy Oparaocha
Mildred Williams
Coach Jason White


Women Thriving in Traditionally All-Male American Football

American Football has supplanted baseball in recent years as America’s favorite sport. But though men and women both enjoy it, it has traditionally been played almost entirely by men. The past few years, however, have seen the debut of a number of women’s leagues – playing by the same rules and with the same level of contact as the men’s sport.

When you think about American football, you envision it being played by heavily-padded big men making violent contact with each other. But Tarsha Fain, team captain of the Baltimore Nighthawks says, think again.

“I feel women can do anything a man can do,” said Fain. “The same way they get out there and hit, we get out there and hit too.”

The Baltimore Nighthawks are proud members of the IWFL {Independent Women’s Football League}. The goal of our league is to provide a safe and productive environment that enables women to learn and apply the principles of teamwork, discipline, dedication, and sportsmanship. We facilitate the development of strength and character in everyone that participates.

We are sustained by the efforts of volunteers who display an extraordinary amount of commitment and hard work, ensuring that our league is a positive influence. We also strive to provide a service to our community by providing a healthy outlet for women, opportunities for the community to gather together, and endless hours of entertainment.

If you do want to volunteer and help contribute to our team, then you can feel free to hit the contact us at the top of this page to contact us, or email us at There are many events for volunteers and even though there are no monetary incentives, the experience and friends you will gain will definitely be something that you will never forget.

Most importantly, we are constantly looking to recruit more women into American football as we know that it is important for men and women to be treated equally and this is one of the best ways to show it. Some of our female athletes even beat our male athletes in our own training games! It is definitely a very different world now compared to long ago in the past where there is no more discrimination against genders.

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