Honorary Captains

The D.C. Divas honorary captains program was created to recognize outstanding members of the community and supporters of the D.C. Divas and women’s football. Over the years, honorary captains for the D.C. Divas have included:

• Professional and college athletes, including several NFL players
• Notable female athletes from several different sports
• Female youth football players
• Local politicians, newsmakers, and celebrities
• People whose stories of courage have uplifted and inspired us.

The Divas have appointed an honorary captain for every home game since 2005. Honorary captains are recognized on the field and join the regular Divas team captains at midfield for the opening coin toss.

Do you know someone who would make an excellent honorary captain for the D.C. Divas? Please contact the D.C. Divas and share your story!

Partial List of D.C. Divas Honorary Captains

Bonita “Cookie” Washington-Porter, head coach of Peppermill Pirates youth football team – 2016
Mariah Burton Nelson, author and women’s professional basketball player – 2016
Karlie Harman, quarterback and finalist for NFL’s “Together We Make Football” contest – 2015
Sam Rapoport, Director of Football Development for USA Football – 2015
Payton and Molly Cooper, son and daughter of D.C. Divas Hall of Fame coach Ezra Cooper – 2015
Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Maryland State House of Delegates – 2015
Counselor Zha Liyou, Deputy Head of the Chinese Embassy – 2014
Albrette Ransom, Federal City College Pantherettes basketball captain – 2014
Kate Dunn, youth football player and USA Football-certified coach – 2014
Samantha Wilson – 2014
Josh Morgan, Redskins wide receiver – 2013
Kristen Berset, WUSA-9 TV anchor – 2012
Brandon Banks, Redskins wide receiver – 2012
Tim Strachan, University of Maryland broadcaster – 2012
State Senator C. Anthony Muse, Maryland State Senate – 2011
Leon Harris, WJLA-7 TV anchor – 2011
Sunny Hobbs, female racecar driver – 2011
Lt. Colonel Gary E. Cunningham, Prince George’s County Police Deputy Chief – 2011
Natalie Randolph, Coolidge High School head football coach – 2010, 2013
Congresswoman Donna Edwards, U.S. House of Representatives – 2010, 2012
Ricky Dobbs, Navy quarterback – 2010
Donnie Neuenberger, NASCAR driver – 2007
Delegate Michael Vaughn, Maryland State House of Delegates – 2006
Honorable Wayne Curry, Prince George’s County Executive – 2006
LaMont Jordan, University of Maryland and NFL football player – 2005
Brian Mitchell, Redskins return specialist – 2005
Nick Novak, Redskins kicker – Practice guest, 2005
Brandi Chastain, U.S. Women’s Soccer Team – Practice guest, 2005
Darrell Green, Redskins Hall of Fame defensive back – 2004