Pittsburgh Force

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Pittsburgh Force
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Founded 2008
League Women's Football Alliance
Team history NWFA (pre-2009 season)
WFA (2009-present)
Stadium William V. Campbell Athletic Field
Based in Munhall, Pennsylvania
Colors Black, Vegas Gold, White
Owner(s) Kathy Ferrari
Head coach Kathy Ferrari
Championships 0
Division titles 0

The Pittsburgh Force is a women's American Football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Home games will be played at William V. Campbell Athletic Field in nearby Munhall.

In the early planning stages, the Force was originally planning to play in the National Women's Football Association, but after the NWFA folded, they decided to join the WFA

History[edit]

In 2008, Robert Gold was selected as the team's first head coach. They held tryouts in Ambridge, Cranberry, and Chartiers Valley for their inaugural 2009 season. From 2009 to 2011 they played their home games at Rubenstein Stadium in suburban Ambridge, Pennsylvania. In 2012 the Force moved their home field to William V. Campbell Athletic Field in suburban Munhall, Pennsylvania. In 2013, the Force went on a re-building hiatus. They are returning for the 2014 season in the WFA.

Coaches W/L Records:

  • Robert Gold (2009) 2-6
  • Tim Schaup (2010) 1-2
  • Jason Mignanelli (2010) 4-1
  • Adam Santuro (2011) 1-5
  • Kathy Ferrari (2011-2012) 2-8

Season-by-season[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2009 2 6 0 4th National Mid-Atlantic --
2010 5 3 0 2nd National Mid-Atlantic --
2011 2 6 0 4th National Mid-Atlantic --
2012 1 7 0 3rd National Division 4 --
Total 10 22 0

* = current standing

Roster[edit]

Pittsburgh Force roster
Quarterbacks
  • 19 Cheronda Ransaw
  • 12 Lisa Anantarow

Running Backs

  • 5 Kayla Pauvlinch
  • 22 Nicole Lollo
  • 36 Kia Reddick

Wide Receivers

  • 8 Miashanti Smith
  • 1 Tanya Jackson
  • 17 Brittney Rivers

Tight Ends

  • 10 Sophronia Sallard
  • 72 Denise Williams

Offensive/Defensive Line

  • 95 Deidra Peer
  • 73 Connie Howard
  • 27 Cynthia Zigler
  • 7 Kelley Malovich
  • 13 Christina Englert
  • 16 Ashley Sopata
  • 34 Kris Walsh
  • 39 Katrina Owens
  • 42 Brittany Whitlock
  • 52 Goldette Shields
  • 58 Sarah Courtney
  • 67 Tiffany Hollibaugh
  • 87 Adrienne Honaker
  • Justice Nixon

Linebackers

  • 30 Victoria Roberts
  • 55 Kristina Howell
  • 86 Tatijana Lewis
  • 28 Brittany Johnson
  • 44 Shelby Tinklepaugh
  • 45 Tonyarae Berry

Defensive Backs

  • 23 Siroya Mitchell
  • 11 Sheila Shields


Injured Reserve
  • None
Inactive
  • None


Coaches

  • Kathy Ferrari, Head Coach
  • Steve Sekelik, Offensive Coordinator
  • Everette Vereen, DL/ST Coach
  • Larry Fielder, RB/OL Coach
  • Dan Wagner, LB Coach
Management & Field Staff
  • Kathy Ferrari, Owner
  • Craig McFeaters, CFO
  • Brigette Butler, General Mgr.
  • Michelle Longstreth, Website Mgr.
  • Kathy Oszewski, Game Day Operations
  • Sue Wilhelm, Concessions
  • Jenna Wilhelm, Concessions
  • Marijayne Peer, Event and Fundraiser Coordinator
  • Bonnie Caldwell, Merchandise Coordinator
  • Dr. Sam Akhavan Team Doctor (Allegheny Orthopedic)
  • Vincent Morreale, Chiropractor
  • Jon Parsons, Team Photographer
  • Christina Englert, Program Designer

2009[edit]

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 18 Columbus Comets Away Lost 0-49
April 25 Cleveland Fusion Away Won 34-28
May 9 Cincinnati Sizzle Home Won 36-18
May 16 Columbus Comets Home Lost 0-38
May 23 Kentucky Karma Home Lost 6-8
May 30 Cleveland Fusion Home Lost 16-34
June 6 Cincinnati Sizzle Away Lost 8-14
June 20 Kentucky Karma Away Lost 20-46

2010[edit]

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 10 Dayton Diamonds Home Won 9-8
April 17 Columbus Comets Home Loss 0-68
April 24 Cleveland Fusion Away Loss 3-60
May 8 Columbus Comets Away Loss 0-58
May 22 Detroit Dark Angels Home Win 32-14
June 5 Dayton Diamonds Away Win 12-6 (2 OT)
June 12 Cincinnati Sizzle Home Win 48-0
June 19 Dayton Diamonds Away Win 13-0

2011[edit]

Standings[edit]

2011 Mid Atlantic Division
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y-Pittsburgh Passion 8 0 0 1.000 270 35 8-0 --- W8
Cleveland Fusion 5 3 0 0.625 267 90 5-3 3.0 L1
Columbus Comets 5 3 0 0.625 191 60 5-3 3.0 W2
Pittsburgh Force 2 6 0 0.000 8 364 2-6 6.0 L1
Erie Illusion 0 8 0 0.250 68 255 0-8 8.0 L8

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 2 Pittsburgh Passion Home Lost 0-30
April 9 Columbus Comets Away Lost 0-55
April 16 Erie Illusion Home win by DQ
May 7 Cleveland Fusion Home Lost 0-54
May 14 Pittsburgh Passion Away Lost 0-45
June 4 Cleveland Fusion Away Lost 0-76
June 11 Erie Illusion Away Win by DQ
June 18 Columbus Comets Home Lost 0-64

Note: Erie was disqualified for the season and forfeited their wins against the Pittsburgh Force.

2012[edit]

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 14 Detroit Dark Angels Home Lost 6-35
April 21 Cleveland Fusion Away Lost 6-33
May 5 Derby City Dynamite Away Lost 2-8
May 12 Cleveland Fusion Home Lost 6-14
May 19 Pittsburgh Passion Home Lost 0-66
June 2 Detroit Dark Angels Away Lost 6-54
June 9 Cincinnati Sizzle Away Won 21-16
June 16 Keystone Assault Home Lost 15-50

External links[edit]

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2008/03/10/daily3.html