Here we are in the final weeks of 2020, hoping that we can get out of this mess before any other truly perplexing events occur.
This has been one of the most absurd years in recent memory, and likely in modern history. From the pandemic to the presidential election, the murder hornets to the monoliths, there is simply no telling what this strange, strange year is going to bring us next.
For instance, how about the first ever female football player in an NCAA Power 5 conference?
Sarah Fuller, Vanderbilt soccer’s starting goalkeeper, is traveling with the Vanderbilt football team for its Nov. 28 contest at Missouri. She will be available as a kicker.
She confirmed the news in a tweet on Nov. 27 at 12:47 p.m. CST.
“Let’s make history. #PlayLikeAGirl #AnchorDown,” the tweet reads.
Fuller, a senior goalkeeper from Wylie, Texas, made her first start for the soccer team against South Carolina on Oct. 11, 2020 and held the starting position through the Commodores’ SEC Tournament title on Nov. 2. The Hustler reported on Nov. 24 that Fuller practiced with the football team as a kicker, but Vanderbilt athletics did not confirm her involvement.
Fuller joins the team as a number of the Commodores’ specialists are sequestered on account of COVID-19-related issues.
Vanderbilt is 0-7 on the season, and will face Missouri on Saturday at 11am CST.
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