NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — On Sunday she was in goal as Vanderbilt's soccer team beat Arkansas for its first SEC championship since 1994. Today she hopped on a plane to Missouri-- where she will suit up tomorrow as kicker for the football team.
And if she gets on the field, Sarah Fuller will become the first woman to play in a power five conference game ever.
The senior from Wylie, Texas, played every minute this year for Darren Ambrose's title-winning soccer team. And with the football team struggling in the kicking game after the presumed starter opted out-- and as several other specialists are sidelined by contact tracing-- Fuller got a call to come try out this week.
She impressed the coaches enough to earn a spot on the roster and the team flight to Missouri, where she'll become just the third woman to suit up for an FBS level game.
Fuller told the school's website:
"I think it’s amazing and incredible. But I’m also trying to separate that because I know this is a job I need to do, and I want to help the team out and I want to do the best that I can. Placing that historical aspect aside just helps me focus in on what I need to do. I don’t want to let them down in anyway. It’s an honor they called on me to be able to do this and help them out.”
Kickoff tomorrow is set for 11 a.m., as Vandy looks for its first win of the year.
Fuller shared on twitter that her helmet decal will read "Play Like A Girl."
Tomorrow I will be wearing “Play Like a Girl” on the back of my helmet. @iplaylikeagirl is nonprofit that encourages girls to play sports and get exposure to STEM opportunities. Check them out! #playlikeagirl https://t.co/2inXh5PM2V pic.twitter.com/W7lF9dXkUR— Sarah Fuller (@SarahFuller_27) November 27, 2020