Lillian Cherry

Lillian Cherry
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2014-2015
Jersey Number: 25
Nickname: LC
Position: WR
Height: 5-5
Weight: 132
Hometown: Arlington, VA
High School: Penn Foster (Homeschool)
College: Art Institute of Washington

Lillian Cherry Q&A

Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Cris Carter…the types of catches he was able to make were ridiculous. The discipline and commitment he had in order to train his hands the way he did and become a Hall of Fame wide receiver are qualities I admire greatly.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Cooking, dance, and photography.
What is your favorite food?
I love sushi, steak, fries…I’m a foodie, so it’s hard to choose!
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Motivated, adaptable, receptive.
What was the first sport you ever played?
What is your favorite sports memory?
When I was younger, I would play “schoolyard” football for fun. One of the guys I played football with was my late father. We played basketball and football together often. He was my best friend, and I can’t choose just one of those moments.
How did you get into women’s football?
I always loved watching and playing football (although I never played on a professional level). One day, I decided to do a search to find if such a thing existed and found the D.C. Divas! Ever since I found them, I’ve been obsessed! I saw they had tryouts, went, and fortunately made the team.
If you could play any other position, which one would you choose? Why?
It would definitely be a wide receiver. I’ve always enjoyed the grind of a man-to-man match up and the opportunity to make a spectacular catch for your team.
Why do you play women’s tackle football?
As I said, I’ve always loved the sport and would play “schoolyard” football for fun with all the boys and men, even at a young age. When I heard there was a way I could play on a professional level for all women and it wasn’t that “lingerie football league,” it was a no-brainer that I was going to try out.