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Rookies Rock Wreckers

Final Score: New York Sharks 50 - Connecticut Wreckers 0The New York Sharks kicked off the 2014 season with a bang as they white washed the Connecticut Wreckers 50-0 in Brooklyn. The Sharks fielding a team of over 20 rookies with many of them in starting positions shone as they dominated the visitors from the Nutmeg state. New York scored 7 touchdowns with all but 1 being scored by a rookie. Alana Casner led the new crop with 3 touchdown reception from veteran quarterback Karen Mulligan, but the other rookie tallies came from Maggie Natell, Brilynn Fields, and Gina Pettigano. On defense, rookie Amber Terrell made her prescense felt harassing the Wreckers quarterback. For more on the game, read this article on the Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily.

Next Up: Pittsburgh Passion

Pittsburgh PassionThe New York Sharks will face one of the toughest games of the season as they take on the Pittsburgh Passion (2-0) this Saturday. Their old time rival Passion are undefeated and sitting on top of the Mid-Atlantic Division after beating their opponents by an average winning margin of over 30 points per game. The game will be played at Floyd Bennett Field. Kick-off time is 7:30pm (EDT). So come join us to see if the Sharks can pass an early test of these 2 great storied teams.

9th Annual Fins Up Girls Flag Football Camp Announced!!

Fins Up Football Camp Saturday, May 17 2014 9am - 5pm
at the College of Staten Island
Registration Deadline: May 2, 2014

The players of the New York Sharks are excited to once again be the coaches for the Fins Up Foundation's annual flag football camp. PSAL and NFL Youth Flag Teams are encouraged to attend! For all the details and latest information, Please visit our camp page.

Back In The IWFL!

Independent Women's Football LeagueThe New York Sharks are returning to the Independent Women's Football League for the 2014 season. They will be playing teams from the North East and Mid-Atlantic divisions. Joining the Sharks in the move are the Pittsburgh Passion.

Sharks owner Andra Douglas said, "We are very happy to be reunited with the IWFL and our entire organization is excited about 2014 and the many prospects it brings!" For more information read the press release.

Shark of Fortune

Samantha PelusoFormer New York Shark Samantha Peluso appeared on the tv game show Wheel of Fortune. Dame Fortune was smiling on her as she won $19,000 and a trip to Hawaii.

Ruben Sanchez
(7/10/52 - 6/29/13)

Former Head Coach Ruben SanchezThe staff and players of the New York Sharks lost one of their family members this past Saturday night. Ruben Sanchez was our Head Coach for the 2004 season and under his leadership, took us all the way to the National Championship game. We knew him as a kind person, always quick to smile, and passionate about the game of football. Despite his illness, he continued to support us by attending several of our home games this past season. Our lives are richer for having known him. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Sharks In The News!!

The New York Sharks have been featured in a recent Huffington Post article about acceptance and love in sports! It's a great read and we're proud to have the opportunity to set such an example for acceptance within the sports community. Click below for the article:

Women's Football Team Highlights Acceptance, Camaraderie And Love In Sports

Shark Highlights

New York Sharks HighlightsVideo highlights for each Sharks game is available on our YouTube page.

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This Week in Shark History

This Week in HistoryBrush up on your New York Sharks history. Each week we will present the events that happened to the Sharks during that week in history.

April 20, 2002 - New York (1-0) opened the 2002 season at home against the Montreal Blitz (0-1). Playing for the first time in the Independent Women's Football League, the Sharks crushed the Blitz 45-6. Lakisha Grant starred, setting a team record by rushing for 168 yards and scoring 4 touchdowns. A ceremony was held at half time in which New York retired Sharon Pascale's number 51. Sharon had died in a car crash during the off-sesaon. The Sharks dedicated the 2002 season to Sharon.
April 23, 2005 - Staten Island Borough president James Molinaro declares that Saturday, April 23th, 2005 as New York Shark's Day.
April 24, 2004 - New York beats Montreal
April 26, 2008 - New York (2-0) shuts out Central PA, 40-0.
April 26, 2003 - Playing for the first time in Staten Island, New York (3-0) hosted the Rhode Island Riptide (1-2). The Sharks crushed the visitors, 62-0. It was New York's third straight shutout. Home town girl Virginia "Cha Chi" Leon made good by tying a team record of rushing for 4 touchdowns.

Did You Know?

New York Sharks Wanda Williams has played every year for the Sharks since the inaugural 1999 season.

New! IWFL News
The New England Nightmare (0-2) lost to the Keystone Assault, 37-8. The New York Knockout (1-0) shutout the Maine Rebels, 14-0.


We are now posting our videos on YouTube.com. Watch the latest in game highlights and Shark events.

All-Time Roster
See the complete listing of every woman that put on a New York Sharks uniform since the beginning on our All-Time Roster page.

Now every Shark's picture is good enough to be a postcard. Just go to the gallery section of the site and select a picture to send to a friend as an e-postcard. Show everyone which football team you support. Click here to go to the gallery.

Decorate your computer with New York Sharks football wallpaper. We have added some wallpaper designs. Click here to get yours.

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Independent Women's Football League

Team W L T Pct.
New York 1 0 0 1.000
Montreal 1 0 0 1.000
Schenectady 1 0 0 1.000
Connecticut 0 1 0 0.000
New England 0 2 0 0.000

Date   Time   Opponent
4/26 7:30PM Pittsburgh
5/03 6:00PM @Carolina
5/10 6:00PM D.C.
5/24 7:00PM @Pittsburgh
5/31 6:00PM @D.C.
6/07 6:00PM Montreal
6/14 TBD @Philadelphia
All Times Eastern

Date Opponent W/L Score
4/19 Connecticut W 50-0

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