Francesca Stabel

Francesca Stabel
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2015
Other Experience: 2013-2014 (Austin Outlaws)
Jersey Number: 6
Nickname: Flash
Position: LB
Age: 37
Height: 5-5
Weight: 150
Hometown: Ruit, Germany
High School: Vilseck American HS (Germany)
College: Central Texas College
Occupation: Supervisor, Alban Cat; Soldier, National Guard

Francesca Stabel Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My mom…because of what she has been through and what she has managed to accomplish.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My mother.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
Ella Baker…she was a force during the freedom movement and had to overcome bigotry as a female.
Who is your female sports idol?
Abby Wambach.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Ray Lewis…loved his energy and competitiveness.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Dancing, traveling, writing poetry, and lifting weights.
What is your favorite travel location?
South America, because I haven’t been yet.
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite book?
Between Lovers, by Eric Jerome Dickey.
Who is your favorite musician or group?
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Silly, determined, dependable.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
To be successful in anything and everything I do.
What was the first sport you ever played?
What is your favorite sports memory?
Blocking a kick in the freezing cold with my chest during the European Soccer Tournament while in high school.
How did you hear about women’s football?
A friend told me about it.
Why do you want to play women’s football?
I always wanted to be a professional athlete.  At my age, this is the closest thing to it!
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
I’m still taking it in, but for now, it means being a part of something bigger than myself.