Newcomers aiming to join elite US title-winning squad

Play back the film of quarterback Vanita Krouch connecting with receiver Madison Fulford four times for touchdowns to win the 2023 IFAF Americas Flag Football Championship and it’s hard to imagine the U.S. women’s team can get much better.

 They’re the reigning world champions, The World Games silver medalists and will no doubt be among the front runners at this year’s IFAF Flag Football World Championships in Finland in August. But the Americans are always looking to fine tune the machine, so invited 60 athletes to compete for 18 training camp and ultimately 12 roster places at trials held in Charlotte this past weekend.

 Izzy Geracie was among the newcomers to a group put through their paces on the same University of North Carolina at Charlotte fields that witnessed that continental triumph back in August. Following a successful college basketball career with the University of South Carolina Upstate Spartans and at Cleveland State, Izzy is returning to the sport she played as a youngster to chase an Olympic dream first imagined during her formative years.

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Michael Preston (@PRMikePreston) is currently working with IFAF in a PR capacity. He recently covered Super Bowl LVII as a member of the NFL PR team as he has done for 20+ years. He has held communications positions with NFL Europe, the North