In her 2021 rookie season, Vanessa Aukshunas emerged as the league’s most reliable kicker. She lead the entire league in extra point kicks (26) and finished the season without a missed attempt. Aukshunas is the first player in WFA history to achieve both of those feats in a single season. She was named to the All American First Team.
Prior to joining the Renegades, Vanessa was captain of the Chelmsford (Mass.) High School girls soccer team and also ran track. Aukshunas pursued racquetball while studying at UMass Lowell and was an offensive MVP in the Merrimack Valley Flag Football League.