Lois (McNeil) Cook

Lois McNeil
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2004, 2009-2013, 2018
Other Experience: 2003 (Atlanta Leopards)
Jersey Number: 18
Nickname: Lolo
Position: WR
Age: 33
Height: 5-6
Weight: 135
Hometown: Bullock, NC/Silver Spring, MD
High School: Bethesda Chevy Chase HS (MD)
College: Clark Atlanta University
Occupation: Stay At Home Mom

 

Lois (McNeil) Cook Q&A

Who is your biggest supporter?
My grandparents are truly my biggest supporters…words will never describe their unconditional support. No matter what, they have always believed in me and pushed me to do whatever my heart desires…as long as I’m in church on Sunday!
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
I love painting, shooting pool, playing board games, singing, and playing with my kids.
What is your favorite food?
French fries!
Who is your favorite musician or group?
I generally like oldies and gospel.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
More coffee, please.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
As a child, I always said I wanted to be the first woman in the NFL. Being that this is pretty much my equivalent to the NFL, this is my dream come true! My aspirations are to continue to grow with this sport and push for women’s football to reach a new level. I also look forward to continuing to be productive, positive, and impactful in my community and career while being the best mom I can ever be.
What was the first sport you ever played?
Backyard football…unless bike tag counts! My first organized sport would have been track and field.
How did you get into women’s football?
During school in Atlanta, I carried a football everywhere I went, playing catch with friends and strangers. At one point while walking down the promenade, a security guard pulled me aside and actually recruited me as the starting quarterback of the Atlanta Leopards. Can you imagine my excitement?!
Why do you want to play women’s football?
Playing football is an incredibly fun and rewarding sport. You challenge yourself with every play, knowing that every moment will be different. You break your own mental boundaries and defy social expectations. I also know that one day we will have the same opportunities as men. It may be well beyond my time of playing but one day, young women can aspire to be professional players because of the strides that we are making today.

 

Lois (McNeil) Cook Article

April 26, 2011 (Written By Keith Madyun)