Miami Caliente
Based inSunrise, Florida
Miami, Florida
Home fieldBankAtlantic Center (2009–2010)
FIU Stadium (2010–2011)
Head coachBob Hewko
Owner(s)Lingerie Football League, LLC
LeagueLingerie Football League
DivisionEastern Division
ColorsTeal, orange and white
Lingerie Bowl winsNone

The Miami Caliente was a women's American football team in the Lingerie Football League based in the Miami area. They were part of the Lingerie Bowl's expansion into a full-fledged league in 2009 with home games at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. Head coach Bob Hewko was a quarterback for the University of Florida and a back-up quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

On November 13, 2009, Taira Turley and Tina Caccavale were ejected from a game for fighting when a multiple-player brawl, instigated by Morgan McGrath, erupted near the end of the game against the New York Majesty. Krystal Gray of the Majesty was also ejected and suspended for one game.[1]

The Caliente reached the 2009–10 Eastern Conference championship game on February 4, 2010, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, but lost 20–7 to the Chicago Bliss.[2][3][4][5]

The Caliente played one more season, moving outdoors to FIU Stadium, before ceasing operations in 2011.


Miami Caliente roster
  • 12 Anonka Dixon

Running Backs

  • 1 Etta Paul

Wide Receivers

  • 11 Tina Caccavale

Offensive Linewomen

  • 13 Ashley Thames
  • 4 Kaley Tuning
  • 8 Taylor Thompson
  • 9 Guensie Grecy
  • 15 Janae Johnson
Defensive Linewomen
  • 5 Jessica Nelson
  • 10 Ashley Helmstetter
  • 16 Vonshari Hoardes
  • 18 Annik Nayler


  • 20 Taira Turley

Defensive Backs

  • 4 Nina Smith S
  • 3 Jennifer Grenier CB
  • 6 Claudia Gomez CB
  • 17 Daniella Williams CB

Roster updated 2010-10-30


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2009-11-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Wright, Todd (January 4, 2010). "Hard Rock to Host Lingerie Bowl VII". NBC Miami. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
  3. ^ Mooney, Michael J. (February 5, 2010). "Miami Caliente Eliminated From The Lingerie Football League Playoffs". Broward-Palm Beach New Times. Archived from the original on February 27, 2010. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
  4. ^ Harris, Elliott (February 5, 2010). "Bliss reaches Lingerie Bowl". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on February 15, 2010. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
  5. ^ Mooney, Michael J. (March 11, 2010). "The Caliente's Inaugural Season Had Blood, Sweat, Broken Bones, and a Lot of Lace". Broward-Palm Beach New Times. Retrieved September 9, 2010.