Sarah Fuller addresses women earning a football scholarship, notes surprising field goal range
One of the most talked about stories of the college football weekend was Vanderbilt women’s soccer goalkeeper handling kickoff duties for the football team in the Commodores’ game at Missouri.
Sarah Fuller had a wide-ranging press conference to review the events of Saturday, and her perspective on topics like her development, role models and women earning a football scholarship.
Fuller said she’ll stick around as long as football team will have her. She’s going to meetings today and has asked for film of NFL kickers similar to her to refine her technique, kicking.
Her role models were members of the U.S. Women’s National Team in soccer, especially Megan Rapinoe, who she noted was her biggest influence. The Vanderbilt kicker again echoed her sentiment from Saturday, that it’s amazing she’s getting a chance to do something similar for other girls.
Perhaps most eyebrow-raising is Fuller said she and teammate Sophie Guilmette used to practice field goals with soccer balls in the indoor facility. She’d move back after every make. She recalls getting to the 50-yard line, a 67-yard field goal.
Vanderbilt is set to play at Georgia this week.
In today’s press conference, Sarah Fuller said she and fellow @VandySoccer keeper Sophie Guilmette used to practice field goals with soccer balls in the indoor facility.
She’d move back after every make. She recalls getting to the 50—a 67-yard field goal.
NFL record: 64 yards.
— Simon Gibbs (@SimonGibbs26) November 29, 2020
H/T Teresa Walker.