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SEASON 16 – HOME OPENER LOCATION
Our Home Opener will kickoff at 7pm on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 will held at Mitchel Athletic Complex, where the New York Sharks Professional Tackle Football Team played it’s very first game against the Minnesota Vixens back on December 11, 1999. While the Vixens were favored in the contest, the Sharks emerged victorious on that very cold day, defeating the Vixens 12-6. The rest, as they say, is history, or more accurately – “herstory.” Click HERE for the complete story of that historic day.
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The Sharks 2016 Mission Begins
The players, coaches and staff are fired UP for the start of training camp this Saturday, January 9th!!! We have our “eyes set on the prize” and we want to thank you now – our families, friends, and fans – for supporting us in all the ways that you will in the coming months.
Let the work begin….
…and make the Home Page of the the Make-A-Wish Foundation – see link below!
The New York Sharks recently completed the required training to become “Wish Grantors” for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We are excited and humbled to have the opportunity to bring some smiles and joy into the lives of children battling life-threatening illnesses.
The “sister” non-profit foundation of the New York Sharks has officially changed its name to the Women’s Gridiron Foundation.
We will be expanding our girls football camps into other cities across the country – and the world – as well as adding new and innovative community based programs. Our camps will now be known as the Fins Up Sports Camps for Girls.
Please visit our new website and support our mission!! Thank you!!
Join us in … “TACKLING THE WORLD TOGETHER!”
The WGF engages young girls and women in highly innovative, gender equitable programs through the vehicle of sport – primarily football. We educate and empower young women around the world to a place of greater self-worth and healthy self-esteem.
2015 SHARK PLAYER AWARDS
The Sharks held their annual Banquet yesterday in Brooklyn, New York, where the player awards for this past season were announced. Congratulations to all of our deserved Finned Ones!!
Special Teams Player of the Year Jennifer Vasta
Ironman Award Brilynn Fields
Owner’s Award Karen Mulligan
Most Outstanding (Overall) Player Erika Cottle
MVP Offense Erika Cottle
MVP Defense Gabby Farrell
Defensive Lineman of the Year Telisha Brown
Offensive Lineman of the Year Lena Tankeng and Tia Hopkins
Linebacker of the Year Gabby Farrell
Offensive Back of the Year Shanon Morris
Defensive Back of the Year Jewelle “TJ” Grimsley
Receiver of the Year Maggie Natell
Rookie of the Year Shanon Morris
Most Improved Jessica Gibson
“Black and Blue” Award Amy Deal
Captain’s Award Brilynn Fields
Veteran of the Year Karen Mulligan
Sharon Pascale Award Faith Xikis
2015 Shark All Stars Announced
Congratulations to the ten NY Sharks players voted onto to the Eastern Conference All Star Team by their sister IWFL teams!!!
#5 Erica Cottle – WR
#21 Jen Vasta – PR
#23 Shanon Morris – RB
#30 Karen Mulligan – QB
#33 Jewelle Grimsley – CB
#41 Telisha Brown – DE
#56 Gabriella Farrell – LB
#61 Lena Tankeng – OL
#77 Nikki Joseph -DT
2nd Team – #75 Dayna Moneta – C
SHARKS FIGHT TO THE END
After overcoming a 21 point deficit at one point in the 1st half, your NY Sharks dominated the 3rd quarter making it was anyone’s playoff game win from that point forward on Saturday 6/27/15 at Cupples Stadium in Pittsburgh.
With just minutes left in the game, from their own 27 yard line, Sharks QB Karen Mulligan threw a perfectly timed 22 yard pass to Receiver Erika Cottle who then sprinted 52 yards to the end zone. Maggie Natell kicked a textbook extra point, making the score 28-28.
Then, after starting Pittsburgh QB Lisa Horton went down and back up Angela Baker filled in at QB, a handoff to rookie running back, Tara Catone, led to another 6 points for the Passion. This would be the final score of the game – Sharks 28, Pittsburgh 35.
Fans, players and coaches from both teams could be heard describing what they had just witnessed as a game worthy of being called as a championship match up.
Although Shark hearts and fins will remain heavy for awhile, the players represented the organization with toughness, strength, class and amazing sportsmanship.
Playoff-bound NY Sharks defeat Phili Firebirds 28-20
The Sharks of The Black and Blue edged out the Philadelphia Firebirds in an exciting game on Saturday. This victory marked the end of the regular season and your Sharks as North Atlantic Division Champions with a 6-2 record!! The Sharks will be headed to Pittsburgh for the 1st round of playoffs on June 27th, 7pm kickoff at the Passion’s home field, Cupples Stadium. A victory will bring a 2nd round playoff game their way on July 11, 2015 – location TBD.
Shark Fans – how about a Road Trip to Pittsburgh?!?!
Sharks Beat Montreal 14-7
Your New York Sharks stayed the course and pulled out the “W” in a 24 hour trip to Canada yesterday.
In an intense, very physical match-up, the Finned Ones fought until the end. With under 2 minutes left in the game, a key interception by #40 Krystal Molina secured the win. Rookie running back #23 Shanon Morris simply tore up the turf in the running game while wide receiver #81 Maggie Natell caught both touchdown passes from veteran quarterback #30 Karen Mulligan. The Sharks defense stopped several drives by the Blitz in a solid, unified performance.
Although now tied (in record) with Montreal in the North Atlantic Division, the Sharks are in the #1 spot with a now 2-0 record against Montreal in head-to-head competition. This places the Sharks in the best position possible with the last regular season game approaching and playoffs just ahead.
Sharks Defeat Connecticut Wreckers 38-0
On Saturday, May 23rd, 2015, the NY Sharks came out with a clear victory in Danbury, Connecticut against division opponent, the Connecticut Wreckers. The victory brings their record to 4-1.
Sharks Featured on BK Live
BK Live, with Michael Bellamy, presented a feature story on, and an in-studio interview with, the NY Sharks on May 13, 2015. Head Coach Rich Harrigan and sisters, Brilynn and Brooklyn Fields were interviewed by Bellamy. Brilynn is a second year wide receiver and her sister, Brooklyn, is a standout rookie linebacker on this year’s roster. Click on the link below to see the story and interview.
Sharks Leave it All on the Field in Pittsburgh
The New York Sharks gave it their all, but came up short in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The final score was 32-18.
The Sharks have a bye this coming weekend, then play in Connecticut on May 23rd with an 11am Kickoff on Memorial Weekend.
THE WASHINGTON PRODIGY 19-0
The NY Sharks were victorious for the second time this season over the Prodigy last night. The win extends the team’s undefeated 2015 season record to 3-0.
SHARKS DEFEAT MONTREAL 26-19
The NY Sharks squeeked by with a win in a close contest over their friends from the North, the Montreal Blitz. Seemingly unstoppable on this night were Erika Cottle on offense with three touchdowns and rookie, Delmara Reece, who was stellar on defense. As the clock struck zero, Sharks Head Coach, Rich Harrigan, officially became the winningest coach in NY Sharks history. Stay tuned for the Gameday write-up.
“Off” the field, the evening was filled with special presentations and guests. Quarterback, Karen Mulligan, was honored for her thirteen years as a New York Shark, over 100 games played in the black and blue, over 15,000 yards passing and holding the record for most touchdowns scored. Dorothy Myers brought the house down with her amazing singing of the National Anthem. USA Football’s Director of Football Operations, Samantha Rapoport, performed the coin toss.
Last and certainly not least, the Sharks held their first induction ceremony into the NY Sharks Hall of Fame. The first inductees are five of the original players who first dawned a Sharks uniform back in 1999 and always “left it on the field.” These trailblazing women are Val Haleworth, Missy Marmarale, Anna “Tonka” Tate, Beth Nugent and Rose Addison. Congratulations, ladies!!
SHARKS WIN SEASON OPENER IN DC
Photos by Jennifer Suarez
The Sharks defeated the Washington Prodigy in their first game of the 2015 season, 37-8. Stay tuned for the detailed Gameday report. Also, we apologize for the technical difficulties we experienced that kept us from airing our usual Radio Broadcast. We will have this resolved before the next game. Thank you for your continued support of the New York Sharks!!!
You’re making a Web-based football-themed commercial for the Super Bowl…so “who you gonna call?” Why the New York Sharks of course – and that’s just what Victoria’s Secret did! The Sharks and members of the NYU Women’s volleyball team were called in to be stunt doubles for models Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, and Doutzen Kroes. One of the Sharks on hand was Sharks Delegate and CFO, Dana Sparling, who coached the models. She said, “the ladies jumped right in, were up for being coached, and we all had a great time”. Other Shark’s on hand were players Laura Baden and Maggie Natell, along with Sharks Owner, Andra Douglas. For a picture of the group visit our Facebook page. You can catch watch the final web commercial by clicking on the video below:
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Your New York Sharks have made it into post season play! First up: Pittsburgh Passion in Pittsburgh on 6/27/15, 7pm kickoff at Cupples Stadium.
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See the complete listing of every woman that put on a New York Sharks uniform since the beginning on our All-Time Roster page.