12 Natasha Deleon

Natasha Deleon
Cornerback, Wide Receiver
5' 3"
Current Team
New York Sharks
2014, 2015

Natasha DeLeon has been tackling the stereotypes that have sidelined women ever since she tried out for the all-male football team in junior high and made it onto the high school JV squad. The same girl went on to win Miss Teen and Miss Congeniality in beauty pageants, demonstrating her conviction that “one’s biggest opponent is the limitations they set on themselves.”

The opportunity to join the New York Sharks, an all-women’s football team, reignited DeLeon’s spirit of competition to once again personify the inspiration she hopes to instill in younger women. For DeLeon, Football is not only a sport; it’s a chance to contend to level the playing field for motivated and independent women alike. Natasha graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Forensic Psychology and is currently working for the city.

“The Greatest Accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.” – Vince Lombardi