Women’s Football

The Baltimore Washington Lady Eagles are the women’s team representing the Baltimore Washington Eagles. They regularly play representational games against other EAFL women’s teams, with a strong competitive history against the New York Lady Magpies and the Boston Lady Demons.


You can see the women’s schedule here.  We are also active on Meetup, where you can join for more information on women’s trainings and other events in whichever city is closer to you (or both!). Click to join the Meetup groups in Baltimore and DC.

The Lady Eagles are always looking for new players. No experience is necessary, email us at BWEwomensfooty@gmail.com or click Contact Us / Join the Eagles to get started. We’re on facebook too – check in for our updated schedule!


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2012 Season Wrap-Up

In 2012 the Lady Eagles had our most successful season yet, doubling our ranks and achieving a second place finish at Nationals in Mason, OH in 2012. Throughout the season the Lady Eagles held several ladies-only Ausball scrimmages to introduce more women to the game, and also played several proper footy games against the NY Lady Magpies and the Boston Lady Demons. Making the cross-over from Ausball to proper footy for the first time were Cailin Deal, Alex Mims, Emily Ricotta, and Alice Zetina, who impressed us all with their fearless playing and enthusiasm for the game. Several members of the team, Eileen Geoghegan, Judith Stein (captain), and Karen Stablein, also represented the Lady Eagles on the women’s US National Team in their victory over Canada at the 49th Parallel Cup in August in Dublin, Ohio. Teaming up with Boston at Nationals in October, the Lady Demon/Eagles successfully banded together despite never having trained together and learned each other’s names on the spot. On the first day of competition they came away with a win and a loss and a ticket to the semi-finals the next day. On the second day of competition, after squeaking by Calgary by 2 points in the semi-final, the Lady Eagles faced a tough challenge in the finals against returning champions, Denver Bulldogs. In howling wind and driving rain, the Lady Eagles/Demons executed their defensive game plan to perfection under coach Denis Ryan, but ultimately Denver was too strong and secured another championship. The Lady Eagles are looking forward to another season of recruiting and growth so that we can field a full team at this year’s national tournament in Austin, TX.

USAFL Freedom new captain

The USAFL Freedom (USAFL representational Womens team) has appointed Baltimore Washington Lady Eagles player Eileen Geoghegan as their team captain for the 2013 season.  Eileen replaced fellow Baltimore Washingon Lady Eagles Judith Stein as captain.  Judith Stein stepped down after 2 successful years leading the United States Freedom team.


Baltimore Washington Lady Eagles representing the United States in the First Women’s Australian Rules Football International Cup

The USAFL has announced the squad for the USA Freedom in the first ever Women’s Australian Rules Football International Cup. The Baltimore Washington Lady Eagles had 3 representative players: Eileen Geoghegan, Karen Stablein, and Judith Stein (captain). The Freedom placed third overall, read more about it here.

Here’s Judith with some comments after their first game.

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Lady Eagles Take Down Lady Magpies:

In the first match on US soil for the East Coast Women’s League, the Baltimore Washington Eagles hosted the New York Lady Magpies to a 9 a side game in nearly perfect footy weather at Frank C. Bocek Park. With the teams’ successful recruiting efforts in 2012, both Baltimore-Washington and New York had players experiencing their first ever full-tackle game. Continue reading the game summary!


You can watch some of the ladies in action here: