History Made in the Power 5 Conference

The Vanderbilt Commodores (0-8) trekked to Missouri (4-3) for a Saturday matchup. That did not stop history from being made in the Power 5 Conference.

A historic game as Vanderbilt, short-handed for “specialist” players, reached out to their women’s soccer team and recruited goalie, Sarah Fuller. Despite the lopsided 41-0 Vanderbilt defeat, the story of the game is Fuller.

She kicked off to start the second half. Using a holder, her kick went 30 yards. Fuller had a comment on helmet, “Play like a Girl.” Despite being the first female to play in a Power 5 game, she is not the first to participate in a Collegiate contest.

Katie Hnaida nailed two extra points for the University of New Mexico in 2003 and April Goss hit one extra point for Kent State in 2015. Both institutions were members of the FBS or, Football Sub Division.

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With history being made in the Power 5 Conference, all of us at Edge of Philly want to congratulate Ms. Fuller as well as Ms. Hnida and Ms. Goss on their groundbreaking performances!

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.