We have all watched the events unfold in this country over the past few weeks. After much thought and reflection, the Oregon Ravens needed to speak out and let the community and our players know where we stand.
Oppression and systematic racism along with police brutality has been affecting Black People for over 400 years, and most of America has remained silent and turned a blind eye.
To continue to ignore the issue is to condone the system of racism and oppression.
The Oregon Ravens refuse to stand silent and support such a system. We are deeply saddened and appalled that it continues to take acts of senseless police brutality to awaken America to the ongoing racism that continues to pervade in this country.
We are amazed at the recent outcry and solidarity that has risen throughout the world in support of Black Lives Matter and the fight against racism and oppression of Black People.
The Oregon Ravens pledge to work and support other organizations working toward justice and equality. We pledge to promote inclusion and bridge divides through collective actions and civic engagement. We will build partnerships with others in the community to battle racism and oppression.
We hear your cry.......Rayshard Brooks, Tony McDade, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Trayvaughn Martin, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Rekia Boyd, Ezell Ford, Aiyana Stanely-Jones, Kendra James, Deontae Keller, James Perez, Quanice Haynes and so many others.......we stand for you. #BLACKLIVESMATTER
Sending love to our football family and fans
The Oregon Ravens are a competitive member of the Women's National Football Conference, a groundbreaking organization committed to advancing and developing the sport. We are dedicated to providing our players and fans an exceptional football experience.
We believe women and women in sports are powerful and will defy gender barriers.
We believe women’s football is one of the most exciting products in sports and the potential for women's football is vast.
We believe in investing the time and energy it takes to provide a professional football experience to Ravens players and fans alike.
We believe in building strong relationships with Ravens players and the larger Ravens community.
Complete a player application https://www.cognitoforms.com/OregonRavens1/OregonRavensPlayerApplication
We will contact you about joining us for our 2021 inaugural season!
To play for the Ravens, you must be 18+ years old and have current ID and proof of medical insurance. We recommend you properly acclimate to participate in a 2-hour workout.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
Thank you to our loyal fans who pre-purchased tickets to our home games.
Now that the WNFC has officilally cancelled the 2020 season, we will be in touch regarding refunds.
We hope to see you in the stands in 2021, our NEW inaugural season!
Oana Dumitrescu was born in Bucharest, Romania and immigrated to Portland, Oregon with her family when she was 10 years old. As a young political asylee, she retained the positive aspects of her roots and familial values, while embracing the American culture.
Oana's drive to lead and give back to her community, led to her professional experience of working in the home medical equipment industry for over 20 years as an executive leader, helping to improve the quality of lives for athletes, those with temporary and permanent disabilities and the elderly population.
With twin sons who played football from ages eight throughout high school, having herself spent many nights playing Offensive Line and Defensive Line, as well as being an NFL football fan, Oana is no stranger to football.
Oana believes that sports has the potential to amplify women's voices and tear down traditional gender norms and barriers. "Women in sports defy the surprisingly still-standing stereotype that women are not strong, as capable or athletically inclined. I want to provide an environment where women can focus on achieving their goals in football through hard work and dedication, so together we can achieve success.”
You can catch Oana spending time with her twin sons, watching sports, creating deliciousness in the kitchen, cardio boxing, playing volleyball (her first love), and collecting driving accomplishments on the road. She has a great appreciation for a good, fast car!
Coach Price lettered 4 years in varsity basketball, 3 in varsity football and graduated MVP in both. In 1988 Coach Price played football for Glendale City College becoming the Mission Bowl Champions, then began his coaching career in 1997 as head coach at Jefferson High School where they took home the City Championship in 1999 and 2000.
His resume includes defensive line coach at Southern Oregon University in 2006, Head Coach for Parkrose High School in 2008, and currently Head Coach for Roosevelt High School earning the title of Portland Interscholastic League Champions in 2018, as well as Portland Interscholastic League Coach of The Year.
Coach Price has also had multiple stints at coaching women’s football, reaching division championship success on multiple occasions.
Coach Price loves coaching his son TJ, sushi and enjoying an occasional cigar.
Anthony Stoudamire comes from an enduring legacy of well-known Oregon athletics contributors, spanning more than six decades combined and includes brothers, nephews and cousins.
Those that know him well call him Coach Stoud and he has spent the better part of his life giving back to his community. Prior to shifting careers 14 years ago, Anthony was a manager of protective services for the Child Welfare Department of the State of Oregon. He currently works in the adult mental health field and has served as the Offensive Coordinator at Roosevelt High School in Portland from 2017 to the present
His coaching resume extends back to 1978 as Head Freshman Coach at Jefferson High School until 1983 and continuing as Director/Coach of youth Football until 1995. At Jefferson, he also held the position as Offensive Coordinator from 1993 to 2000 and returned to Head Coach in 2006 until 2012. Anthony then moved on to Coach at Benson High School as Head Coach from 2012 to 2014 and Offensive Coordinator until 2016. Throughout his coaching experience, he has also started youth programs for 5th to 8th graders and provided private training and consulting to local programs, college athletes and coaches.
Coach Stoud has a myriad of personal interests. He loves spending time with his children, in his spare time he is an avid reader and traveler. He prioritizes and enjoys a good pedicure and he is also a poet.
Now that his focus has transitioned to growing a women’s tackle football team, he is devoting a lot of time and energy to ensure executing a successful organization "gets done the right way” because he is fully committed to providing a professional experience to Ravens players and fans, alike.
Josh Bradford is a Portland native who dreamed of playing football on Sundays and started playing football, basketball and baseball at the young age of 10. His playing career in football spanned 12 seasons as he lettered all four years of high school, was awarded lineman of the year twice, 1st team all-conference offense and 2nd team all-conference defense, finishing his football career with two years at Rocky Mountain College in Montana.
His short but successful repertoire in coaching started in 2017 as a defensive line coach but his love for the line recently moved him into coaching both positions for Roosevelt high school where he took co-part in the success of coaching 2 offensive and 2 defensive linemen to all-conference status, one of them also reaching defensive player of the year and 1st team all-state honors. The team ended this season as league champions. Alongside coaching, Josh also works as a campus monitor for the Parkrose School District in east Portland.
Bradford jumped at the chance of team ownership because he’s always felt the game of football changed his life and helped steer him in the right direction. He is determined to provide women the best experience possible playing the greatest game on earth. “After my first season coaching women, it was abundantly clear that the potential for women’s football is vast. I want to introduce more women to football and help women’s football grow.”
You can catch Coach Bradford rooting for America’s team the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Lakers. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, soul food, 90’s hip hop music and he prides himself on his sports trivia knowledge. You can also catch him doing great impersonations of fellow coach/owners Price and Stoudamire!
The General Manager of the Oregon Ravens transitioned to football after 17 years of studying dance. Her knowledge of footwork and choreography turned out to be
an asset on the field. She steadily increased her knowledge of the game while playing for the Corvallis Pride and after six years she was a starter on offense, defense, and special teams.
Leah Hinkle's expertise at the linebacker position earned her a position on Team USA in 2010 and 2013. She brought home two gold medals. Her coaching career began at the NFL Experience in 2011 and she then volunteered as Head Coach of the 7th and 8th grade team in her hometown of Monroe, Oregon, in 2012 and 2013. She has also held various leadership roles in women's football, including team manager, team captain, and serving on player committees.
Hinkle played eight years with the Portland Shockwave before retiring in 2017. She has shared her experience and enthusiasm for the game as a Master Trainer with USA Football for the last four years. Stepping into a management role with the Ravens seemed like a natural next step. "I believe women's football can soar to new heights when it comes to player experience, fan experience, and community engagement. That's where we're going. Up."
Ashlie McDonald serves the Oregon Ravens in the seat of Public Relations and Marketing and was eager to assist the organization because she believes that breaking barriers and pushing envelopes is a necessary disruption to many traditional institutions, and women’s football does exactly that!
Ashlie holds a Liberal Arts degree in Multi-Media Art from Mills College, a private institution that began as a Women’s Seminary in Benicia, California that later relocated to Oakland, still holding its status as a Women’s College for their undergrad program. Soon after, following a passion for wellness, she completed her Massage Therapy program at the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, California.
Her experience in PR and Marketing has developed from various personal and professional ventures that include assisting in the marketing efforts of minority and underutilized business enterprises, professional medical clinics, dance studios and therapeutic services/practitioners.
Ashlie is a volleyball fanatic, having started her love of the sport at a young age and playing into college. She is an avid learner of dance, with Bachata and Dancehall being personal favorites and she spends much of her time with her son and immediate family.
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