Submitted by the San Diego Surge
Thursday night San Diego will be the stage for women making history in football once again, when the NFL will debut its first female referee when the .
This is not the first time however that women and football in San Diego have made history.
In 2007 the So Cal Scorpions, San Diego’s original nationally competing women’s professional football team won their version of the Super Bowl bringing home San Diego’s first pro football world championship. Shortly after they were placed in San Diego Sports Museum and Mayor Jerry Sanders proclaim an official “So Cal Scorpions Day” awarding the Scorpions for their community involvement and representing San Diego in a national spotlight.
In 2010, the Scorpions had two players that represented Team USA when the USA played women’s tackle football in Sweden and won the gold medal. Those players were Melissa Gallegos and Desiree Weimann.Last week, Quarterback Melissa Gallegos originally of the So Cal Scorpions, lead her new team the (based in Santee), which is comprised of 20 players from the Scorpions first championship team, to ; home of the Pittsburg Steelers.
Tonight’s star referee, Shannon Easton officiated a Scorpions game back in 2005 when the team played the Arizona Caliente.
"I am extremely proud to have been implemental in paving the way for where women’s football is today in San Diego and around the nation" Stated So Cal Scorpions owner, Ann Bagala. “It has been an honor to watch the players I recruited years ago become athletes and role models and am excited to see what is next for women’s football."