17 Mandy Oppel

Position
Linebacker, Running back
Current Team
NY

Mandy is originally from a small town in Pennsylvania and grew up playing softball. In college, her interest turned to rugby with a year of international play throughout parts of Canada and England.

In graduate school, Mandy picked up football playing for a few flag and touch leagues in the northeast and eventually joined the Sharks in 2005. Last year, she earned the Defensive MVP award is looking forward to a more competitive season this year, hoping to make one more team step (swim) towards the championship game and eventually a league win.