Ana Rosa Alvarez Flores

Ana Rosa Alvarez Flores
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2012
Jersey Number: 5
Position: LB
Age: 25
Height: 5-1
Weight: 165
Hometown: Annandale, VA
High School: Annandale HS (VA)
College: George Mason University
Occupation: Teacher Assistant, Phillips Program


Ana Rosa Alvarez Flores Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My dad…he has always taught me the importance of staying in shape, no matter your age, and he never has and still won’t ever let me beat him in any game. He always taught me that when it came to sports, no one could stop me, not even a boy. I will beat him one day, but I doubt it will be any time soon – the man still has a six pack!
Who is your biggest supporter?
My boyfriend…he is always there when I need him, and he was really the only one in my family that was eager for me to make the team.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
My grandfather…he killed himself before my father was born, and my grandmother never mentions him. I hear from his family members that I look like him, and we have athletic ability in common. I would be happy to just see a picture of him so I could find out why I look the way I do. I have always craved to find out more about my Indian background, which was lost when he died.
Who is your female sports idol?
Michelle Akers…she was on the USA Women’s National Soccer Team when they won the World Cup in 1999. She demonstrated that a leader doesn’t always have to be the loudest, and she was very classy and always kept her composure.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Clay Matthews…he is a stud! I love his hair and the way it just flows – those sexy locks have a mind of their own!
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Dancing…it may be hard to believe, but I used to be a Latin dance instructor.
What is your favorite travel location?
Either Conchagua, El Salvador, or Steinhatchee, Florida…Conchagua is the Indian town my family is originally from, with late night dancing at the town basketball court and the kids of El Salvador playing street soccer. Steinhatchee is where my boyfriend’s grandmother lives. There is nothing like enjoying a fire with Grandma and Grandpa and their dog Homie in Steinhatchee! Both places are incredibly peaceful, and the family who live there are irreplaceable.
What is your favorite food?
Korean barbeque…nothing better than smelling some pork belly on the burner!
Who is your favorite book?
TV Guide.
Who is your favorite actress?
Lucille Ball.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Ball of Energy.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
To have a loving family with a wonderful husband, kids, and dogs.
What was the first sport you ever played?
Soccer…it’s the family sport. I still get lip for not playing it anymore!
What is your favorite sports memory?
When I played basketball in high school, a girl jumped on my back and I grabbed the ball and almost hit her with it in the face. But instead I heard my grandma in the stands yell, “Don’t do it!” I stopped myself, and that day I proved to my dad, my mom, and my grandmother – along with all my friends and coaches – that I could control my temper no matter what, which was unlike me when I was younger. I was always one to get great grades and behave very well, but when it came to my sports, I took no prisoners.
How did you get into women’s football?
I have been playing flag football for three years, and I did so well that my teammates urged me to try out. After training and getting into the mindset of trying out, I finally conquered my nerves and tried out. It was all from the urging and support of my flag football friends.
What was your biggest adjustment to playing women’s football?
Being ready to get tackled!
What teammate best embodies the Divas spirit?
Donna Wilkinson…from the moment I met her, she was always so welcoming. She made me feel right at home and part of the squad.
What is your most memorable Divas moment?
Showing up to my very first tryout ever and making the team…it was the first tryout I had as an adult, and all the high school jitters came up! But I muscled through it and survived!
Why do you play women’s tackle football?
Love of the game…my friends got me started playing three years ago, and I haven’t been able to stop since.
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
To be a Diva means being a Devoted Imperfect Vivacious Aphrodite. There is nothing better than being a woman!


Ana Rosa Alvarez Flores Article

2012 Profile (Written by Jasmine Rogers)