Star Wright, 34, a linebacker and the founder of he Philadelphia Phantomz tackle football team, adjusts her hair before practice at a field in Hunting Park in North Philadelphia, April 17, 2017. Star founded the Phantomz, part of the Women's Football Alliance, after a traumatic car accident almost ended her career. The team has become a small sisterhood of women from tough neighborhoods all over Philadelphia.
Members of the Philadelphia Phantomz suit up for practice as family members and girlfriends hang out beside them at Hunting Park in North Philadelphia, May 31, 2017.
Sade "Murda" Buie holds her mouthguard during practice in Hunting Park in North Philadelphia, April 17, 2017.
Philadelphia Phantomz quarterback Satoria Bell, center, and teammates during practice in Hunting Park in North Philadelphia, May 31, 2017.
Teammates attend to Shantia Creech after she injured her foot during practice at Hunting Park in North Philadelphia, May, 31, 2017.
Philadelphia Phantomz founder Star Wright waits nervously as a University of Pennsylvania doctor reviews her charts during an appointment in West Philadelphia, June 08, 2017. The next day Star would be told that she could not play the rest of the season, which also meant not being able to play in the 2017 IFAF Women's World Championship game in Canada.
Ebony Fowlkes, center, jokes around with Kia Ivery, right, and Angela Sherman, left, before piling into a rental van for a five-hour drive to Boston play the Boston Renegades, in Philadelphia, PA, June 03, 2017.
The Phantomz practice offensive plays in the parking lot of their hotel before a road game against the Boston Renegades in Boston, MA, June 3, 2017.
Sade "Murda" Buie applies green-colored eye black to her face before an away game against the Boston Renegades, in Boston, MA, June 03, 2017.
Jacque Dorsey, center, makes a big tackle during an away game against the Boston Renegades, in Boston, MA, June 03, 2017.
North Philadelphia residents watch the Philadelphia Phantomz play against the New York Sharks from a pavilion in Hunting Park in North Philadelphia, June 10, 2017.
Members of the Philadelphia Phantomz hold hands before the start of their game against the New York Sharks in North Philadelphia, June 10, 2017.