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

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

RB Hannah DeGraffinreed

OL Elizabeth Dillow

LB sonja drangsholt

LB Victoria Eddy

OL Lauren Ferragonio

TE Brilynn Fields

DB Toni Fuller

OL Jennifer Gray

WR Jeanette Gray

LB Angellica Grayson

DB Jewelle Grimsley

QB Sami Grisafe

QB Allyson Hamlin

QB Lisa Horton

OL Rachel Huhn

WR JJ Javelet

OL Stephanie Jeffers

RB Odessa Jenkins

LB Liz Landry

DB Kristen London

DL Kimberly Marks

LB Knengi Martin

DL Rachel May

RB Erica Mois

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

DB Angie Wells

WR Ashley Whisonant

DL Jordyn White

OL Rebecca Worsham

LB Qiana Wright

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