Boston’s Cahill becomes the first quarterback to reach 100 career victories playing exclusively in women’s tackle football leagues
May 16, 2016
BOSTON – The Women’s Football Alliance announced via social media yesterday that Renegades quarterback Allison Cahill is the first quarterback to reach 100 career victories playing exclusively in women’s tackle football leagues.
“We are excited to announce a new milestone in women’s football history,” read the statement on Facebook. “After Saturday’s win, the Boston Renegades celebrated not only a great team victory, but also Allison Cahill’s 100 th career victory as a starting quarterback, the first quarterback to reach this milestone playing for women’s football teams. Cahill joins several players from the game’s rich history who have collected 100 victories on the gridiron. It is fulfilling to see that the tradition of women’s football deepens with every game that is played.”
“It is not something I can take personal credit for,” said Cahill. “I literally can’t do anything without my teammates. We’ve had great coaches, great teams, and great organizations whose work together culminated in reaching this milestone. It speaks to the tradition of Boston Women’s Football; it means a lot because it is something we all can share and take pride in.”
On Saturday, May 14, Cahill marshalled her team to a 51-32 road victory over the Pittsburgh Passion, the reigning champions of the Independent Women’s Football League who are owned in part by Pro Football Hall of Famer and Steelers legend Franco Harris. With the win, Cahill set this new milestone for both women’s sports and the sport of tackle football.
Cahill and the Boston Renegades (5-1) next face the Chicago Force (5-1) at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 21 at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Mass.
ABOUT ALLISON CAHILL
- Allison Cahill is the first person to have won 100 games as a starting quarterback playing exclusively in adult women’s semi-pro tackle football leagues.
- The 100-victory marker includes regular-season and playoff games. [See spreadsheet.] A season in women’s football is typically comprised of eight regular season games and no more than four playoff games.
- Cahill plays for the Boston Renegades of the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA)
- She previously played for the New England Storm of the Women’s Professional Football League (WPFL) in 2003, the Massachusetts Mutiny of the National Women’s Football Association (NWFA) from 2005-2007, and the Boston Militia of the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) and the WFA from 2008-2014.
- Cahill quarterbacked the Boston Militia to three national titles in 2010, 2011 and 2014.
- She has played 13 seasons of women’s semi-professional football, missing only one game in her rookie season.
- Cahill hails from Uxbridge, Mass., and attended Princeton University.
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S FOOTBALL ALLIANCE: The Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) is a national football league for women headquartered in Visalia, Calif. The WFA has established itself as the premier league for women’s tackle football offering the highest level of competition in the world. For more information: wfafootball.net
ABOUT THE BOSTON RENEGADES: The Boston Renegades are a full contact, professional women’s football team, competing in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA), the premier league for women’s football in the United States. For more information: bostonrenegadesfootball.com