2. You started off playing soccer before football. Obviously both sports translate with your kicking ability, but what sparked you to try football? “When I was 10, I went to the College Football Hall of Fame and I kicked my very first field goal with my dad. Honestly I grew up in a football household, so when Sarah Fuller and Ellie were out there doing their thing, playing football, I thought it was super cool. My friends told me since I played soccer I should try it too, so I just decided why not give it a shot. I still play club soccer, so for me it’s just about trying to balance the two and making sure I’m able to keep the two from interfering with each other.”
3. Are you planning on joining a college football or soccer team? If so, what are some schools you have in mind? “If either one opens up an opportunity for me, I would be so thankful for that. It is one of my dreams to play one of those sports in college. I want to stay closer to home, so a lot of them [her favorites] are major SEC schools. UGA is one of my dream schools, and some of my [soccer] teammates committed to KSU, Miami-Ohio, Berry College. Those all seem like great opportunities, as well.”
4. You mentioned you were inspired by Sarah Fuller. What is something about yourself you would want others behind you to look up to? What advice do you have for female athletes in general? “I hope that I can inspire females and show them that it really doesn’t matter how big, strong or what gender you are. What matters is that you go out there and prove yourself. My advice would be to not take any criticism from people. Just go out there and do what you know how to do to prove yourself.”
- Interview by GHSF Daily intern Micahya Costen
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