Yesterday, I interviewed Carrie Walters, owner of the Las Vegas Silver Stars on Global Women's Sports Radio. Very few sports team owners have pro playing backgrounds. Carrie isn't your average sports team owner though. As owner of the Silver Stars, Carrie continues to defy the odds.
The Silver Stars play in the Women's National Football Conference, a professional women's tackle football team. The WNFC debuted in 2018 and now stands at 17 teams, playing a six-game season.
Not only is Carrie the owner of the Silver Stars, she is part of the roster. A player with 16 years of experience on the field, Carrie still dons the #29 jersey and makes an impact on the field.
Carrie tells the interesting and funny story of how she came to own the Silver Stars. She also talked about her playing career, coaching in the future, the challenges of playing in Las Vegas, the dedication of the players and more, including a scouting report on the Silver Stars.
In the interview, Carrie's passion and dedication are plainly evident. To play in the WNFC, you really need both. These women practice multiple times a week for months to be ready to play.
What you can't see in the video is Carrie's playing ability. Carrie and the other women of the WNFC are elite athletes playing a top level of football. Anyone who has seen them in person or on the Vyre Network sees high quality playt.
I really enjoyed talking to Carrie and I appreciate her time. Last week when I interviewed WNFC CEO Odessa Jenkins, I jokingly complained there was no Chicago team. After talking to Carrie, I have adopted the Silver Stars as my home team away from home.