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Katie Romano proves naysayers wrong

Originally Published: May 12, 2011
By Leslie Goldman

When Chicago Force cornerback Katie Romano steals a look to the sidelines for her team's next play, it's not a coach she's searching for. It's Colleen Fahrner -- Romano's sign language interpreter. As if being the smallest player on her team, at 5-foot-2, 118 pounds, weren't challenging enough, Romano is also deaf.

The Gallaudet University graduate came to Chicago in 2010 from the DC Divas, where she played cornerback and kicker when they won the 2006 national women's ...

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