General Articles,National Teams

Elmore shows it's never too late to start playing football

By Heather Bremer Wed, 06/05/2013 - 9:11am

As a lifelong athlete turning 30 years old, Kristine Elmore was searching for something new, something different and challenging to satisfy her competitive spirit.

What she found was football, and this summer it will carry her all the way to Finland.

Elmore, a safety for New York Sharks, is one of 45 women selected to play for the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team in football. Team USA will compete June 28 to July 6 in Vantaa, Finland, in the second International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship.

General Articles,Players,Parents,National Teams

David Wilson inspires young running back to try out for U.S. National Team

By Brittany Johnson Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:09am

Like most kids his age, 13-year-old Mehki Reid knows what he wants to be when he grows up.

In fact, he’s known for quite a while.

At 2, Mehki picked up a football for the first time and, according to his mother, he hasn’t put it down since.

“Since he’s literally been able to walk, he’s had a football in his hands,” Darnette Reid said.

General Articles,National Teams

Vilarino may be new to football, but she's no rookie

By Heather Bremer Thu, 05/16/2013 - 9:37am

Nicole Vilarino may be new to the football field, but her skills make it seem like she’s been a gridiron girl a lot longer than three years.

Vilarino is one of 45 women selected to play for the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team in football. Team USA will compete beginning June 28 in Vantaa, Finland, in the second International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship.

Vilarino, in her third year with the Portland Shockwave, answered a few questions for USA Football in the Team USA Tuesday Q&A:

Name: Nicole Vilarino

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