Articles by: Mark Staffieri

Superstar running back Stevi Schnoor takes on role of ambassador

Superstar running back Stevi Schnoor takes on role of ambassador

May 25, 2017 at 5:35 amby 1 comment

Balancing her gridiron career with an occupation as a Physical Education teacher, while also empowering a new generation as a rugby coach, Stevi Schnoor represents what is great about Canadian women in football. As the all-time leading rusher among all Canadian-born players in Legends Football League (LFL) history, she isRead More

#80 Trina Graves

Third Team Canada selection represents titanic milestone for Trina Graves

May 19, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

Representing the gold standard of elite performance in the Maritime Women’s Football League (MWFL), multi-talented Trina Graves continues to amazing with her gridiron wizardry. With multiple league titles, including a pair as the quarterback for the Saint John Storm, it only scratches the surface of her brilliance. With an everRead More

Katie Hungle ready to contribute towards confident year for Canadian female football

Katie Hungle ready to contribute towards confident year for Canadian female football

May 17, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

With an ever-expanding list of accolades and achievements, Katie Hungle represents the potential of women to make significant inroads in the gridiron game, emerging as more than just sporting icons, but role models. Among the leaders on the Regina Riot’s defensive line, Hungle looks towards 2017 with an exciting optimism.Read More

Beth Thomson of the Saskatoon Valkyries is coaching high school football with the Holy Cross Crusaders. Photograph by: Gord Waldner, The StarPhoenix , The StarPhoenix

Beth Thomson bolsters defense of both Saskatoon Valkyries and Team Canada

May 12, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

With the 2017 Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL) season underway, there is a heightened sense of accomplishment for linebacker Beth Thomson. Entering the season on the heels of a very notable 2016, the objective of maintaining such momentum certainly stands among her list of priorities this season, including theRead More

In action with the Saskatoon Valkyries

Marci Halseth ready to rise to the occasion with second nod to Team Canada

April 27, 2017 at 5:35 amby 0 comments

In a province where football is synonymous with a way of life for so many of its residents, Marci Halseth (formerly known as Kiselyk), is part of an exciting sporting movement which sees movement helping contribute to the gridiron mythology. Having starred with the Saskatoon Valkyries of the Western Women’sRead More

Marie-Claude Vincent embodies the fighting spirit of the Montreal Blitz

Marie-Claude Vincent embodies the fighting spirit of the Montreal Blitz

April 22, 2017 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

As the Montreal Blitz embark on a new chapter, competing in the Women’s Football Alliance, there was one player that bridged multiple generations, whose spirit for the game defined the landmark years in the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL). Between 2001 and 2016, Marie-Claude Vincent spent 14 seasons with theRead More

Viklund in action with the Regina Riot. Image obtained from: https://www.facebook.com/ReginaRiot/

Ashley Viklund among Regina Riot stars ready to shine for Team Canada

April 21, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

As the 2017 WWCFL approaches, which sees the Regina Riot hosting the Manitoba Fearless on May 7, 2017, there is a sense of momentum that builds, as several of its star players enter the season with a sense of celebration and achievement. A significant aspect is attributed to a groupRead More

Team Alberta competitors from Calgary Rage (Candice Ward Photography)

Lessons learned from Team Alberta to shape and strengthen Calgary Rage

April 11, 2017 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

As the Calgary Rage prepare for the 2017 Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL) season, there is a stronger sense of unity among these wondrous gridiron goddesses. It shall also comprise one of the club’s core values, as it looks to advance to its first-ever championship game. Should such unprecedentedRead More

In action with Team Blue at the 2017 WWFG (Image obtained from: http://www.colts.com/photos/photo-gallery/2017-NFL-Pro-Bowl---Day-Four---WOMENS-WORLD-FOOTBALL-GAMES/62833b51-9334-46f5-8bb9-fb6e54420544)

Lisa Gomes representing new generation of Canadian female football heroes

February 25, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

Emerging as one of the premier players for the WWCFL’s Calgary Rage, running back Lisa Gomes has seen her career grow by a quantum leap. All indications are that the calendar year 2017 may prove to be the most memorable in her dynamic career. From the outset, Gomes earned aRead More

Sellers (wearing #64) and her Lethbridge Steel teammates and coaches part of Team Alberta (Image obtained from Facebook)

Donnelly Sellers demonstrates Team Alberta’s high energy and love for the game

February 5, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

Having served as the Steel team president since 2013, playing on both sides of the line in each subsequent season, working tirelessly in the trenches, the appreciation of the game grows for Donnelly Sellers. Continuously establishing herself as a prominent leader in the gridiron game, Sellers is among the WithRead More

Football Canada names its roster that shall grace the gridiron at the 2017 IFAF Women’s Worlds

Football Canada names its roster that shall grace the gridiron at the 2017 IFAF Women’s Worlds

February 3, 2017 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

With 2017 signifying Canada’s sesquicentennial, a unique new chapter to its growing yet remarkable female sporting legacy shall include the opportunity to serve as host country for the IFAF Women’s World Championships. The feeling of national pride is evident for the 45 women that have been named to the CanadianRead More

Vancouver to host world’s finest as 2017 IFAF Women’s Championships adds to city’s sporting legacy

Vancouver to host world’s finest as 2017 IFAF Women’s Championships adds to city’s sporting legacy

January 21, 2017 at 5:35 amby 0 comments

Having served as host city for some of the most prestigious sporting events, highlighted by its unforgettable role in shaping sporting Canadiana with the 2010 Winter Games, Metropolitan Vancouver is rumored of having been bestowed the honor of another world class event. Although there has been no official announcement, discussionRead More

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Amanda Ruller continues Canadian trend of All-Fantasy selections

January 7, 2017 at 5:38 amby 0 comments

Following in the footsteps of BC-native Stevi Schnoor, Regina’s Amanda Ruller becomes the second Canadian player to gain All-Fantasy Team honors in the Legends Football League. While Schnoor, an elite running back for the Seattle Mist, gained her well-deserved spot as a member of the Western Conference squad, Ruller hadRead More

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Annabelle Chevrier continues proud tradition of gridiron glory for the Montreal Blitz

November 25, 2016 at 5:25 amby 0 comments

As the greatest football team in the modern history of La Belle Province, the Montreal Blitz has consisted of a remarkable number of women that have graced the gridiron. As the last few seasons have represented a transition towards a new generation of players, the Blitz has an exceptional buildingRead More

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Alex Babiarz-Graveline grows as leader in great contribution with Team Alberta

November 24, 2016 at 5:35 amby 0 comments

Among the great legacies of the 2016 Canadian women’s nationals was the opportunity for players to grow as leaders, enjoying new experiences while subsequently making history. Such opportunities helped to define the Team Alberta experience for Alex Babiarz-Graveline, making her debut at Nationals. Calling the Lethbridge Steel her club team,Read More

In action for Team Alberta at the 2016 Canadian Nationals (Photo credit: Living Light Fine Art Photography)

Team Alberta’s Tanya Henderson emerges with All-Star status

October 29, 2016 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

Having established herself as one of the finest at her position in the Western Women’s Canadian Football League, linebacker Tanya Henderson is one of the franchise players for the Edmonton Storm, contributing to its rise to prominence as the powerhouse of the Western Conference. A key element in the StormRead More

Team New Brunswick among Robyn Richardson’s proud milestones

Team New Brunswick among Robyn Richardson’s proud milestones

October 22, 2016 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

One of the most influential and devoted women in the history of the Maritime Women’s Football League (MWFL), Robyn Richardson has assembled an exceptional body of work, one that simultaneously contributes towards an exceptional time of growth for women’s sport in Atlantic Canada. Gracious and articulate, Richardson has also servedRead More

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BC’s Stevi Schnoor soars towards All-Fantasy status

October 20, 2016 at 5:34 amby 0 comments

Quite possibly the greatest Canadian player to grace the gridiron of the Legends Football League, Stevi Schnoor continues to add to a formidable legacy. Having compiled a third straight season of at least 200 yards rushing with the Seattle Mist, Schnoor’s was rewarded for her efforts with a spot onRead More

In action with Team Alberta at the 2016 Canadian national women's championships (Credit: Photo credit: Living Light Fine Art Photography)

Signal caller Aria McGowan stars with Team Alberta at Nationals

October 16, 2016 at 5:46 amby 0 comments

In a career that continues to be an unfolding narrative filled with many exciting milestones and feats, Aria McGowan has established herself as one of the finest quarterbacks in the Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL). Testament to her talent was the chance to star on Canada’s biggest stage withRead More

Mickey Duda a rookie sensation for the Edmonton Storm

Mickey Duda a rookie sensation for the Edmonton Storm

October 13, 2016 at 5:29 amby 0 comments

As the most accomplished team in the Western Conference of the Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL), the Edmonton Storm have no shortage of dynamic talents. Adding to this remarkable group is the efforts of Mickey Duda. Entering the 2016 season, the efforts of this rookie sensation is testament toRead More

 
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