Baltimore Nighthawks

Baltimore Nighthawks
Founded 2007
League Independent Women's Football League
Team history Baltimore Nighthawks 2008-present
Based in Baltimore, Maryland
Stadium Paul Laurence Dunbar Community High School, Art Modell Stadium
Colors Purple, black, silver
President Tanya Bryan
Head coach Tim Smart
Championships 0
Division titles 1
Mascot "Nelly the Nighthawk"

The Baltimore Nighthawks are a football team in the Independent Women's Football League. The Nighthawks played their inaugural game in Brooklandville at Martin D. Tullai Field (adjacent to St. Paul's School). The Nighthawks played the remainder of their home season at the Baltimore Lutheran School in Towson. The Baltimore Nighthawks have also made the newly renovated and renamed (for the late owner of the old Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens pro football team in the National Football League), Art Modell Stadium at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School on Hillen Road by Lake Montebello in northeast Baltimore, their home field since the 2009 season. Since the 2014 season, the team has played their home games at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Community High School, located at 1400 Orleans Street in East Baltimore, near the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Baltimore Nighthawks support several charitable organizations focused on breast cancer research, healthcare for the homeless, child abuse and hunger. On March 21, 2009, the Nighthawks made women's football history when they hosted the Pink Ribbon Bowl. The goal was to raise awareness about breast cancer and introduce professional women's tackle football to a broader audience. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation for breast cancer research.


Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2008 2 6 0 5th Eastern North Atlantic --
2009 3 5 0 4th Eastern Mid-Atlantic --
2010 3 5 0 4th Eastern Southeast --
2011 3 4 1 2nd Eastern Mid-Atlantic Lost Founders Bowl Tournament Quarterfinal (New England)
2012 7 2 0 1st Eastern Mid-Atlantic Lost Eastern Conference Semifinal (Montreal)
2013 0 7 0 4th Eastern Mid-Atlantic --
2014 4 5 0 3rd Eastern Mid-Atlantic Lost Founders Bowl (Madison)
2015 3 4 0 3rd Eastern Mid-Atlantic --
2016 3 5 0 6th Eastern Atlantic --
Totals 28 43 1

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Season schedules


Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 11 D.C. Divas Home Lost 0-33
April 18 Philadelphia Firebirds Away Won 22-15
April 25 Pittsburgh Passion Away Lost 0-49
May 2 Detroit Demolition Home Lost 0-13
May 16 Jersey Justice Home Won 32-6
May 23 D.C. Divas Away Lost 14-70
May 30 Boston Militia Home Lost 0-68
June 6 Connecticut Crushers Away Won 30-8


Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 3 Philadelphia Firebirds Home Won 54-0
April 10 D.C. Divas Away Lost 6-54
April 24 New York Nemesis Home Won 7-6
May 1 Carolina Queens Away Won 21-0
May 8 D.C. Divas Home Lost 7-28
May 15 Pittsburgh Passion Away Lost 6-34
May 22 New York Sharks Away Lost 6-38
June 5 Carolina Phoenix Home Lost 20-22 (OT)


Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 12 Keystone Assault Home lost 6-13
April 26 Carolina Queens Away Win 28-22
May 3 Philadelphia Firebirds Home Won 14-12
May 10 Philadelphia Firebirds Away Won 2-0
May 17 Washington Prodigy Away Lost 0-15
May 31 Carolina Queens Home Won 32-8
June 7 Washington Prodigy Home Lost 14-26
June 14 Pittsburgh Passion Home Lost 6-38
July 26 Madison Blaze Away Lost 14-31


  1. Rozendaal, Neal. The Women's Football Encyclopedia. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-9970637-0-7.
  2. Rozendaal, Neal. "The Women's Football Encyclopedia - 2016 Addendum" (PDF). Retrieved 27 November 2016.
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