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2005 Season Review

The 2005 season was a season of adversity. Before the season even started, starters defensve starters Darleen Hall, Chrissy Hilla, and Lynn Lewis retired. On offense, Anna Tate, Kathy Holloman, Platinum, and Dana Sparling retired. And to add injury to insult, Monica Marsh and Karen Mulligan got hurt during the off-season and missed playing for the year. The loss of players didn’t stop once the season started. Starters Lori DeVivio, Chantal Bauer, Nikki Gwinnett, and Toni Salvatore were lost during the season due to injuries.

It got so bad that Sparling had to come out of retirement for the last 2 games of the regular season. But it wasn’t all bad news on the personnel side. The rookie class of 2005 proved to be the most deep and talented group ever. Megan Antonucci, Leslie Dock, Lisa Doran, Shayna Pinckney, and Mandy Oppel all played in their first season of football. Also joining the team was Junko Tanida. Tandia was a star receiver who previously played for the California Quake and Sacramento Sirens.

Other changes included the coaching staff. Former player Lynn Lewis retired as a player but returned to the team as a head coach. Lewis was in a rare class of being a female head coach of a women’s football team.


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The Sharks played their 2005 home games in Staten Island, New York at Monsignor Farrel High School.

Click here for the 2005 Sharks roster
Click here for the 2005 Sharks statistics

2005 Season
Date Opponent Location Score
April 9th Bay State Warriors at Bay State 41 – 12
April 16th Southern Maine Rebels at Southern Maine 32 – 6
April 23rd Connecticut Lightning Monsignor Farrell 36 – 0
April 30th Manchester Freedom at Manchester 28 – 0
May 14th Rhode Island Intensity at Rhode Island 40 – 6
May 21st Bay State Warriors Monsignor Farrell 9 – 0
June 4th Souhern Maine Rebels Monsignor Farrell 28 – 6
June 11th Manchester Freedom Monsignor Farrell 43 – 0
June 18th Rhode Island Monsignor Farrell 59 – 0
June 25th Montreal Blitz Monsignor Farrell 41 – 7
Eastern Conference Wildcard Game
July 9th Southern Maine Rebels Monsignor Farrell 26 – 0
Eastern Conference Championship Game
July 23rd Atlanta Xplosion Monsignor Farrell 0 – 3

(Click on the score to read the game write-up)

2005 IWFL Final Standings
Eastern Conference
Mid Atlantic Division
Team Wins Losses Ties Pct.
p-New York Sharks 10 0 0 1.000
p-Southern Maine Rebels 8 2 0 .800
Bay State Warriors 3 7 0 .300
Manchester Freedom 3 7 0 .300
Rhode Island Intensity 1 9 0 .100
South Atlantic Division
p-Jacksonville Dixie Blues 8 2 0 .800
Tampa Bay Terminators 7 3 0 .700
Orlando Mayhem 0 10 0 .000
South Central Division
p-Atlanta Xplosion 10 0 0 1.000
Baton Rouge Wildcats 2 8 0 .200
f-Texas Revolution 0 6 0 .000
Western Conference
Pacific Northwest Division
Team Wins Losses Ties Pct.
p-Tacoma Majestics 9 1 0 .900
p-Corvallis Pride 8 2 0 .800
Portland Shockwave 3 5 0 .375
Boise Xtreme 2 8 0 .200
Eugene Edge 1 9 0 .100
Pacific Southwest Division
p-Sacramento Sirens 10 0 0 1.000
Santa Rosa Scorchers 7 3 0 .700
California Quake 6 3 1 .650
Oakland Banshees 5 4 1 .550
Redding Rage 3 7 0 .300
f-So Cal Bandits 7 3 0 .700
Midwest Division
p-Chicago Force 8 2 0 .800
Kansas City Storm 4 5 1 .450
Detroit Predators 4 5 1 .450
Exhibition Teams
Team Wins Losses Ties Pct.
Connecticut Lightning 6 2 0 .750
Miami Fury 4 4 0 .500
Tucson Wildfire 4 5 0 .444
Des Moines Courage 4 6 0 .400
Montreal Blitz 0 4 0 .000
Des Moines Courage 1 4 0 .200

p-playoff teams
f-folded from league

IWFL Eastern Conference
Atlanta Xplosion
Baton Rouge Wildcats
Baystate Warriors
Jacksonville Dixie Blues
Manchester Freedom
New York Sharks
Orlando Mayhem
Rhode Island Intensity
Southern Maine Rebels
Tampa Bay Terminators
Texas Revolution

IWFL Western Conference
Boise Xtreme
California Quake
Chicago Force
Corvallis Pride
Detroit Predators
Eugene Edge
Kansas City Storm
Oakland Banshees
Portland Shockwave
Redding Rage
Sacramento Sirens
Santa Rosa Scorchers
So Cal Bandits
Tacoma Majestics

Exhibition Teams
Connecticut Lightning
Des Moines Courage
Montreal Blitz
Tucson Wildfire