Women’s soccer participant Sarah Fuller will don a football uniform Saturday for Vanderbilt and is poised to turn into the primary girl to play in a Power 5 recreation when the Commodores go to Missouri.
“Let’s make history,” senior Sarah Fuller wrote Friday on Twitter with a photograph of herself carrying a football jersey with a soccer ball between her toes whereas holding a football in her palms.
No girl has appeared in an Southeastern Conference football recreation or for any Power 5 gridiron team. Liz Heaston turned the primary girl to rating with two additional factors for Willamette in NAIA on Oct. 18, 1997.
Katie Hnida was the primary girl to rating on the Football Bowl Subdivision stage with two additional factors for New Mexico on Aug. 30, 2003. April Goss was the second with an additional level for Kent State in 2015. Tonya Butler was the primary girl to kick a area aim in an NCAA recreation for Division II West Alabama on Sept. 13, 2003.
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A senior from Wylie, Texas, Fuller made three saves final weekend as Vanderbilt upset top-seeded Arkansas 3-1 in ladies’s soccer to seize this system’s first Southeastern Conference Tournament title since 1994. Fuller performed each minute of the match and mentioned it is an honour Vanderbilt referred to as on her to assist out.
She’ll be carrying “Play Like A Girl” on the again of her helmet.
“I feel it is wonderful and unimaginable. But I’m additionally attempting to separate that as a result of I do know it is a job I want to do and I need to assist the team out and I need to do one of the best that I can,” Fuller mentioned. “Placing that historic side apart simply helps me focus in on what I want to do. I do not need to allow them to down in anyway.
COVID-19 protocols and restrictions have left coach Derek Mason with a restricted variety of specialists accessible in opposition to Missouri. That’s why he reached out to soccer coach Darren Ambrose for some assist.
And if she known as upon to help, Fuller will make history.
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