I have played highschool ball with a girl that was phenomenal at a younger age. Then we hit puberty, caught up and she no longer wanted to play for a number of reasons. Not big enough, not strong enough, not fast enough, and holy shit! We are now all capable of giving and getting concussions and snot bubbles are quite common in practice. Let me make myself clear here, I have no issues with women competing and playing but I will make no special considerations for you. If you want to play with the men, you will be treated as such. An example would be the military, PD or in my case FD, women do not have to pass the same physical exam I do nor are they held to the same standards afterwards and in my opinion, it's bullshit! I need to know that I can count on my partner if I go down and I cannot say that about the women I work with. Are there women who can satisfy the same standards as a man? Sure! But they are very few and far between and they need to prove themselves just like I have to and meet the standards everyday like I'm expected to.