Player Bios


Here's the background information for the members of the various Arizona Hawks teams.


Arizona Lady Hawks



Melissa Armstrong



I started playing Footy in 2004 when the Arizona Lady Hawks made their debut. I took 6 years off to start a family and came back to play in 2010. I also love playing soccer and doing Crossfit.











Valerie Barber-Axthelm


I started playing footy at the beginning of 2015 year for the Arizona Hawks. In July, I had the honor of representing the USA against Canada with Team Liberty. In my spare time, I also enjoy playing soccer, volleyball, and softball.












Kelli Bishop



I have been playing footy for just a few months (SUPER newbie). I played soccer and volleyball growing up, but soccer has really been my sport. I've played for 13 years and I love it! I just graduated in May from NAU with my degree in social work, and work full time with kids with disabilities.








Courtney Church


Age 35, Height: 5'2", Weight: 115 lbs.
Player/Umpire(Goals)
First Year Played: 2007
First Rep. Freedom Year: 2009












Nicole Fasula



Age 41, Height: 5'0", Weight: 105 lbs.
Player/Umpire (Field)
First Year Played: 2009
First Rep. Freedom Year: 2011











Jennifer Ferrucci


I started playing footy just a few months ago, I've played soccer since I was 6. I like long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners. Namaste.












Lindsey Hestand



I was introduced to Footy by a great friend in 2010. I played soccer all of my life but it took one game of footy for me to quickly realize that this was the most amazing sport ever!











Megan Jones


I started playing footy in 2014. Prior history playing Basketball and Softball.














Karla Mascarenas



















Victoria Moyer


I started playing footy in Feb of 2015 and officially joined the Arizona Lady Hawks right before national tryouts. I enjoy trying different sports and HIITS training.












Vanessa Ortiz



I started playing footy in 2010. When I'm not playing footy or banked track roller derby, I like to Crossfit, hike, and trail run.











Drea Placencio


I started playing in 2008. Some of my very best friends had been playing footy for a while and, after a long day of day drinking, convinced me to attend an Arizona Hawks practice. I was immediately hooked! I played for The USA Freedom team in 2010. I took the last couple years off but I am back for me footy fun!










Sophie Placencio



















Lindsay Roberts


I have been playing footy for almost a year. My sister invited me to a practice and I was hooked! When I am not playing footy or hanging with my daughter, I am riding my dirt bike or quad. Work hard, play harder!!












Morgan Smith



This is my first year playing footy. I tried it on a whim but quickly fell in love.











Footy!