katie sowers

LIZ SOWERS

Family for is the most important thing in Liz's life. Her parents are some of her number one fans. Her older sister is her role model that she strive to be like, and her twin sister is her best friend. Her dad coached women’s college basketball, and Liz played just about every sport you can think of when she was young, even football (in the backyard). She would play football everyday with the boys down the street. It was her passion to play. She even had a John Elway jersey. Every day during the summer Liz and her twin sister Katie would get boys together and play. Full tackle. As they got older, entered into middle school, then into high school, suddenly she watched these boys she had grown up playing with in the back yard, coming home with actual varsity uniforms, football pads, everything. She didn’t understand that. They finally got to actually play the game we loved, and she didn’t. She still remember the jealousy and pain she felt to see them get to experience that and to think she never would.


Liz ended up sticking with basketball and played at a small D1 university in Michigan. She started playing football for the West Michigan Mayhem after she graduated college. She decided to move back to Kansas City to be near her family and started playing for the Kansas City Tribe in 2010. Went on to be a grad assistant basketball coach at UMKC where she got her masters in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis in sports administration and continued to play football for the Tribe, which then became the Titans once they merged with the Spartans.

According to Liz, the best thing about women’s football is that it is the only place in society where you can look at girls of all shapes and all sizes, and say "I NEED everyone of you. WE need you. You are important. Without you we will not be successful. If we all are built the same we will not succeed.” 


Liz's hopes and dreams for women’s football is that someday they won’t dream of playing or coaching in the NFL. Someday they will dream of playing/coaching in the WNFL.