Vanderbilt women's soccer player to be active at kicker vs. Missouri

Paola Ditto
Novembre 28, 2020

Fuller was added to the roster this week.

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller could become the first woman to play in an SEC football game Saturday morning. Vanderbilt is a member of the SEC.

During the game, Fuller said she will wear "Play Like a Girl" on the back of her helmet, a nod to a nonprofit that encourages girls to become leaders in STEM by keeping them engaged in sports.

And if she is called upon to assist, Fuller will make history. Vanderbilt's matchup with Missouri was previously called off.

The Commodores, who are 0-7 for the season, play at Missouri starting at 11 a.m. local time.

The goalkeeper was recruited as a kicker after several of the football team's specialists had to quarantine this week due to COVID-19 testing, according to ESPN.

Bezner, Wylie's girls' soccer coach, chuckled this week telling that story over the phone. 'The bravery and courage required to do this are vast'.

Kicking itself has also been a challenge for the Commodores, with junior Pierson Cooke making three of his seven attempts on the year.

In 2003, Katie Hnida became the first female to score in an FBS game when she converted two extra points with the New Mexico Lobos in a blowout victory over Texas State. April Goss was the second with an extra point for Kent State in 2015.

"I think it's fantastic and incredible", Fuller said in an article on the athletic program's website. Fuller, a goalkeeper on the Commodores' women's soccer team, will don a football uniform on Vanderbilt's sideline and she is poised to become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game when the Commodores take on Missouri.

"(Monday) I decided I was just going to take in the win and take in the soccer aspect", Fuller said.

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