|San Diego SunFire 2003 Media Info|
|SunFire at a Glance
League: WPFL – www.womensprofootball.com
Team Site: www.sandiegosunfire.com
Team Colors: Fire Red, Sun Yellow, and California Blue
Stadium: La Jolla High School – 750 Nautilus St. – La Jolla, CA 92037
Game Times: 7:05p
Phone: Office 619.295.8649 Fax 810.592.1836
Office: 2635 Camino del rio So. #111 SD, CA 92108
Ticket Prices: $15 Single Game $65 season pass
Ticket Info: firstname.lastname@example.org Group discounts for 10 or more
Press Passes: The first SunFire home game is August 16th. Please email – email@example.com with your organizations’ name and address. Press passes will be delivered to your facility. For more press info call 6192958649.
Game day Scores: Scores and recaps will be available immediately following the game by calling the SunFire’s mobile media outlet @ 6192002555.
History: The SunFire is in it’s 3rd season of pro women’s football. The SunFire is the first women’s team to be featured in the San Diego Hall of Champions. The SunFire is listed in the SDISC’s end of the year report, along with San Diego’s other sports teams. The San Diego. San Diego’s Superwomen finished with the best record in the American Football Women’s League, and came just short of calling themselves Champions in 2002. The SunFire put San Diego on the women’s football map by starting flag football leagues for women and girls. The women have volunteered hundreds of hours conducting girl’s football clinics all over San Diego. They’ve formed alliances with the San Diego Spirit, the San Diego RipTide, Girls Scouts, San Diego City College and the Pacific Women’s Sports Foundation for National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrations. For the third straight year they were asked to host the San Diego Chargers NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick Sectional Championship. The SunFire was featured in the Lady Liberty Classic a women’s football exhibition at the 2003 SuperBowl NFL Experience. San Diego showed it’s appreciation by proclaiming December 14th, San Diego SunFire Day!!
Practice Times and Field Info – The SunFire practices Tuesdays and Thursdays at Miramar Field One – and trains 3 days a week at Bally’s Fitness Centers. Weekday practices 6-8pm – Directions to Miramar Base – Field Two – From 15 exit Miramar Way. Go through back gate. Go to the 2nd light (Mitscher) right. Go to the next light go left. Field two is on the Right.
2003 Game Schedule:
2003 San Diego SunFire Schedule
Week 1 Sun. Aug 3 – @ Long Beach
BOLD – denotes home game at La Jolla High School
Players – Vets The SunFire has a host of All Stars as well as some impressive rookies on the new roster.
Key veterans, including all-stars Carmen Cruz (WR), Athena Reyes (DB), Michelle Bryant (OL), and Railene Ritzberg (RB), Desiree Iuli (OL) will return for the new season.
Cruz and Reyes, former hoopsters will spend part of the Summer playing basketball for the Rebels of the San Diego based Women’s Amateur Basketball League.
Bryant bka Big Red – An All–Star of season one, Big Red returns from work in Germany to jump back into action with the SunFire!
A Family Affair – (OL) Desiree Iuli, an All-Star and 3 year vet, (DL) Leslie Fisher in her second season with the SunFire and pulling double duty playing on the Spring league women’s football team the Seacatz, and (OL/DL) Mindy Iuli, impressive rookie linewoman,
Share more than just the field.. they’re all sisters.
Laquetta Benjamin (DL) – Nickname: “Que” , 3 year veteran.. Future all-star. Que is a dedicated member of the SunFire, former basketball player and mother of a son who plays football at Mesa College.
Lisa Sigmund (OL) – Nickname: “Big White” Big Red’s partner in O-Line crime will be back for her 2nd season. A first year All-Star, Lisa is a mother of 3 and raises horses for a living. Tryout Notes: Strong and agile. Lisa’s strength has improved since last season!
Aisha Ruffo (QB) – Nickname: Cha Cha, San Diego native, former basketball star at Morse high School and Southwestern College. Played high School hoops with SunFire Carmen Cruz. Currently playing with Cruz and Reyes in the women’s Summer basketball league. Tryout notes: Accurate passer, well-conditioned athlete!
Jasmine Sveum (LB) – Nickname: Jaz, Played tackle football in Colorado with the Koalas, Club Rugby player, Avid climber, hiker and recreational boxer. Tryout notes: Strong and fast. Tenacious athlete!
New This Season!!
La Jolla High School – Home Field
The SunFire will play at a LJHS Saturday nights at 7pm. La Jolla is one of the few San Diego high schools with the new turf field. The field has been found to be a better surface for the women to play on.
The SunFire’s girls flag team debuts!! Look for these young ladies ages 8 – 14 to make special appearances with the players as well as play exhibition flag football games. They will also be the SunFire’s ball girls. GGI and the SunFire Sparks were awarded the SportMart Grant for Girls for 2003!
For more info call the SunFire offices at 6192958649.