Porter Wilson Award - 2009
Mary Angelina - Viera, Florida, USA
has been playing women's flag football since she was a junior in high school. Arriving at Flaggler College in St. Augustines, Fl, she started a women's flag football team there that was eager and ready to compete. Shortly after, Mary contacted the IWFFA and was invited to play as a 'loose woman' in 2003. Thus, beginning her lifelong commitment and dedication to girls and women's flag football and the IWFFA. Mary says she loves what the IWFFA stands for and believes their heart is in the right place and wants to see their continuing growth.
.As a leader, player and coach, Mary has worn many hats. In 2005 she joined the Blue Wave women's flag football team located in Melborne, Fl, where she currently plays corner, safety, WR, and part time wildcat quarterback. The Blue Wave women have a history of winning. They participate in many games and tournaments throughout the year including the annual Kelley McGillis classic in Key West. One of the driving forces behind the development of the first and only women's flag football league in Orlando, Fl was Mary Angelina. 2010 is the leagues first year and currently consists of four teams. The leagues winner this year will play in the 2011 Kelley McGillis classic in Key West.
There are alot of female flag football players out there and Mary's goal is to bridge the gap so that girls and women everywhere who want to play have the opportunity. She hopes to really help strengthen our little girls.
Our 2009 and 10th recipient of the IWFFA's most prestigious award goes to Mary Angelina. We thank you for your hard work and commitment to the IWFFA and girls and women's flag football worldwide.
Mary was also was instrumental in starting the IWFFA monthly radio show which airs every third thursday of each month.
The radio show reaches female flag football players across the world. Her vision and genius in helping bring radio to our sport is priceless.