SJ - November 25, 2020
Vanderbilt Women's Soccer goalie Sarah Fuller practiced with the football team this week as a kicker. She's become an option for the Commodores because the team's specialists are in quarantine due to COVID-19 protocols.
Head coach Derek Mason confirmed that Sarah is an option for Vanderbilt this Saturday if they end up needing kicker. If she plays in the game it is believed that she would be the first woman to participate in a Power 5 game.
Appearing on 102.5 The Game in Nashville on Wednesday, coach Derek Mason confirmed that Fuller "is an option for us."
Student newspaper The Vanderbilt Hustler first reported that Fuller practiced with the football team Tuesday with many of the team's specialists in quarantine because of COVID-19 testing.
During Wednesday's SEC coaches call, Mason said that Fuller has been kicking in practice this week and that he has been monitoring her leg strength.
"She's got a strong leg. We'll see what that yields," Mason said. "... Sarah's an option. She seems to be a pretty good option, so we'll figure out what that looks like on Saturday."
Sarah suiting up and getting into Saturday's game would be one of the few cool moments created by the pandemic.