In the off season, The Fusion was acquired by TJ Monachino, a 28 year old entrepreneur, who is committed to creating awareness for Women’s Football, and raising the team’s identity as a winning sports team in Northeast Ohio and across the United States. Monachino states “I am committed to making the investment required to make this happen. The Women of the Fusion deserve the spotlight- their athleticism, skills and love of the game should be showcased.”
Monachino has built a roster that includes 10 WFA All-American players returning from the 2016 season and the largest rookie class in recent history. Additionally an investment has been made to expand the coaching staff and facilities to support a championship drive.
The 2017 season includes an exciting home schedule that kicks off with a fellow Central North Division team, the Toledo Reign and familiar in state rivals the COLUMBUS COMETS coming to town in April.
In a Women’s Football Alliance first, Canadian powerhouse Montreal Blitz will travel to Cleveland in May for an international showdown. In June the Cleveland Fusion will end their regular season at home against the West Michigan Mayhem.
Tickets are on sale now at http://clevelandfusion.com/tickets/.
The Cleveland Fusion is so proud to announce that two of its stars were chosen to represent the United States as members of the USA National Women’s Football team.
Elizabeth Dillow, #78, offensive line and Maria Jackson, #81, as an alternate at wide receiver. Dillow describes her selection as the capstone of her career. The only thing left is a WFA Championship Trophy on her mantel, something her Fusion teammates plan to rectify in 2017. Maria has ranked consistently among the top ten receivers in the WFA throughout her career. We are very fortunate to have these great athletes playing for us. Our season opens on April 1st, come on out and support Elizabeth, Maria and the Women of the Fusion as we begin our drive to a Title.
Canada will host the third edition of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship from June 24 – June 30, 2017 in Langley, British Columbia at McLeod Stadium. The six-team event features the top female tackle football players from around the world. Participating nations include the United States, the reigning and two-time women’s worlds gold medalist, the respective gold and silver European championship medalists, Finland and Great Britain, as well as Australia, Mexico, and host Canada.
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The Cleveland Fusion has recently been featured in The Women’s Journal. Read more about professional women’s football:
The Cleveland Fusion has recently been featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business.
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Congratulations to all of the 2016 Women’s Football Alliance All-Americans! We are proud to announce 10 of our Fusion players who were awarded All-American honors!
Cleveland Fusion 1st Team All-American Selections: WR Maria Jackson, TE Cat Cain, OG Elizabeth Dillow, DE Chelsea Biggers, LB Veronica Rucker.
Cleveland Fusion 2nd Team All-American Selections: QB Keri Palma, FB Stacy Messner, LB Valerie Riley, SS Katie Green, KR Kanisha Coward.
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