Alda Ottley

Alda Ottley
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2010
Jersey Number: 13
Nickname: Luvness
Position: OL
Age: 29
Height: 5-6
Weight: 235
Hometown: St. Thomas, VI
High School: Charlotte Amilie HS (VI)
College: Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Occupation: Project Engineer/Arch Designer


Alda Ottley Q&A

Who is your female sports idol?
My “big sis” Angie…she is 5-foot-nothing but could mentally outplay you in any sport – basketball, softball, volleyball. It didn’t matter. She always seemed to have a higher understanding of the game, and I admired that.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
To have a successful architecture/construction firm in the next five to seven years.
What is your favorite sports memory?
In high school at the inter-island tournament. We had to play three games that day to get to the championship game. In the championship game, we were down by ten in the fourth quarter with about a minute left. I called a timeout and told my teammates, “Ain’t no honor in losing! We didn’t play four games today to come in runner up. We can dig deep for 60 seconds!” A few offensive boards and a steal later, we won by one point through pure heart and a desire to win.
What was your biggest adjustment to playing women’s football?
Not having a ball in my hands!
If you could play any other position, which one would you choose? Why?
Linebacker…I’d enjoy putting fear in opponents.