Mo Isom, former goalie for the LSU Lady Tigers soccer team, says she wants to stay on campus after using up all of her soccer eligibility to try out for another sport: Football
"I had [trying out] in my mind, and I approached some of the players I know, and they were so enthusiastic. And then I talked to some of the coaching staff, because of course I wanted to be in their good graces. I was expecting to see some resistance but all the doors were open to me, and everybody has been so excited, which is so great. It would just be a fantastic way to spend my last year as a Tiger. And I love the guys on the team. I just think it would be a really special experience."
Isom has quite a leg, and once kicked a 51-yard field goal
. She also logged a 90-yard goal
in soccer practice.
Clearly, the girl can kick the ball. But can she do it in pads, under pressure with special teams coming at her with that legendary "SEC speed" that we hear about all the time?
Hopefully we get a chance to find out. She'll be trying out for the team as a walk-on
, and it would be awesome to see another female kicker in the NCAA.
So far, there has only been one female player in NCAA football history. Katie Hnida was a kicker for Colorado and then later for New Mexico. Neither school has the legacy of LSU, however, and this would be quite a feat for Isom.