Alisha Mahoney

Alisha Mahoney
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2014
Jersey Number: 11
Position: DL
Age: 35
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Hometown: Falls Church, VA
College: University of the District of Columbia
Occupation: Security Specialist, FEMA


Alisha Mahoney Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My sister…she was popular with everyone, and I thought she could do anything.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My family.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
Martin Luther King…he had such a brilliant mind. It takes so much to continuously get knocked down and continue to get back up, and he did it time and time again.
Who are your female sports idols?
Cheryl Miller and Sheryl Swoopes.
Who are your favorite NFL players? Why?
I have two: Art Monk…He was a quiet nightmare for the defense, and he was a great athlete. Sean Taylor…he was just a monster on the football field! Every receiver in the NFL was always aware of where Sean Taylor was on the field. He could single-handedly take over a game with his intensity and monster hits on defense!
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Reading, working out, watching and playing football, bowling, and watching Scandal and reality TV.
What is your favorite travel location?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite book?
Envy, by Sandra Brown.
Who is your favorite musician?
Michael Jackson.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Honest, funny, compassionate.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
My lifetime aspiration is to strive to be a better person today than I was the day before.
What was the first sport you ever played?
What is your favorite sports memory?
In junior college at Potomac State, I hit the shot that took us into double overtime in the regional semifinals.
How did you get into women’s football?
My roommate suggested it.
What was your biggest adjustment to playing women’s football?
Getting hit and being physical.
If you could play any other position, which one would you choose? Why?
Tight end…I have a big body to block, I am tall, and I can catch.
Why do you play women’s tackle football?
It is something that I have wanted to do since I was a little girl, and it is a good way to get in shape and see how tough you are.
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
Working hard and giving it your all!