The Walkers Wonders were under
pressure in more ways than one heading into this season. The side rolled to
last year’s women’s flag football championship and made little changes to the
side in the off-season.
Through four weeks of the 14-week
league, the side has lived up to expectations and dominated. Behind the likes of
Jordana Clarke and MVP candidate Cassandra Bodden, Walkers have rolled to an unbeaten
start. The staple of the team continues to be its defence as the squad has
allowed a league-low 54 points.
Interestingly the side has done its
damage without Perry Levy, who has coached the club the last two seasons and
Malaqui Awe, who had quietly been a consistent presence on defence. Stepping up
in their places has been Leslie Harvey, the team’s new head coach and Nicole
Ramroop, who has helped out both on offense and defence.
Meanwhile its competition has
expanded as seven other teams are vying to take away their crown. The closest
team is last year’s Hammerheads Lady Sharks (formerly the Lady Pirates) who
have just one loss so far. Many of the same players on last year’s team have
returned with new athletic recruits Scimone Campbell and Alexandra Terry (one
of the CARIFTA Games representatives for Cayman) entering the fold.
The new teams have not been
doormats either with two of the clubs, the Lone Star Jager Monsters and Chiro
Spa Jaguars, hovering around .500. Lone Star has been the more impressive of
the two behind proven talents like Ali Amos, Christina Bisnauth and Keisha
Solomon (nee Terry). Throw in rookies Janyccee Parchment and Dani Warren making
solid contributions and the Jager Monsters could be playing well into October.
Chiro Spa meanwhile are slowing
building team chemistry to support stars Jessica Pawlik (nee Cribb) and Emily