#87 Jessie Ahlers

Jessie grew up in Raymond, SD and now lives here in Sioux Falls, SD working for the Department of Education Special Education Program as the Alternate Assessment Coordinator.  She’s always been active in sports (volleyball, basketball, softball, and track) and later became a successful head volleyball coach.  She’s still active in softball, volleyball, and riding her horse.  Jessie has enjoyed the close knit Sioux Falls Snow Leopards teammates/family and wanted to spend another season by their side on the field. She also believes perseverance and that it is immensely important to show that women can and WILL make a statement in a male dominated sport. 

Jessie just finished her second season as Tight End, Strong Side Linebacker, and Kick Returner. She earned herself the Golden Spoon title for her stellar run blocking at Tight End, her mismatch speed at Tight End on pass plays, her determination and drive to pick up significant YAC yards (yards after catch) on pass receptions, and her immovable force as a linebacker…and her quick hands at the card game Spoons. 🙂

Offensively, Jessie lead the Division in Receiving with a season total 155 receiving yards on 15 receptions in just four game.  She averaged 10.3 yards per catch, with a season long of 27 yards and 2 touchdowns (#5 in the Division).  She also lead the league in 2-Point Conversions with a season total of 3 in just four games.

Defensively, Jessie was #6 in the Division in Tackles with a season total of 34 tackles, including 18 tackles for a loss, 1 pass deflection, 1 interception with an additional 29 return yards, 1 fumble recovery, 3 forced fumbles (leading the Division in Forced Fumbles), and 5 sacks (also leading the Division in QB Sacks).

Jessie has been a consistent, strong, relentless player on both sides of the ball…with countless wow moments this season.  She’s done everything asked of her by the coaches on the field and more.  She’s a powerhouse and we’re glad she’s on our team. Thanks for a memorable second year, Jessie – proud to have you back!  

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