Sacramento Sirens

Sacramento Sirens

The Sacramento Sirens are a women's semi-professional American football team, located in Sacramento, California. The team has compiled one of the most successful records in women’s full tackle football. In 2001, their first year of existence, the Sirens won the divisional title and advanced to the playoffs of the Women's American Football League. In 2002 the Sirens took the league title in the championship game against the Arizona Caliente.

Joining a larger league in 2003, the Independent Women's Football League (IWFL), the Sirens traveled to New York to capture their second consecutive championship title, beating the New York Sharks, the oldest currently existing women's professional football team in the U.S. In 2004 Sacramento hosted the IWFL National Championship game where the Sirens defeated their New York rival again. A year later, in Manchester, New Hampshire, the Sirens defeated the Atlanta Xplosion in the 2005 IWFL national championship.

The Sacramento Sirens season begins with tryouts in the late fall and early winter followed by rookie and veteran training camps and a three-month practice schedule. The first regular-season game takes place in late April, and the season concludes with the championship game in late July. A typical season will feature a preseason game, eight to ten regular season games and two playoff games, including a division championship and a conference championship.

Championship games

# 2002 — Sacramento Sirens 59, Arizona Caliente 20
# 2003 — Sacramento Sirens 41, New York Sharks 30
# 2004 — Sacramento Sirens 29, New York Sharks 27
# 2005 — Sacramento Sirens 9, Atlanta Xplosion 7

External links

* [ Sacramento Sirens official website]
*cite web|url=|title=From heels to pads: Law student Amy Williams and UCD alumna Janelle Okamoto find success playing pro football for the Sacramento Sirens|author=Angela Daprato|date=2004-05-26|publisher="The California Aggie"|accessdate=2007-06-16
*cite web|url=|title=2003 Editors' Picks: Best Female National Champions of a Contact Sport—Sacramento Sirens|publisher="Sacramento Magazine"|accessdate=2007-06-16

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