Sports play a big part in Lauren Meidinger's life. There was soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter and track and field in the spring.
|Sophomore Lauren Meidinger is shown on parents' night prior to an Annandale home football game this season. (Photo by Mary Christen)|
The common thread was they were all girls' teams.
Meidinger broke the mold this fall when, at the urging of Annandale Head Coach Matt Walter, she made the unorthodox decision to try out for the Annandale varsity football team.
As far as anyone knows, she is the first girl to play varsity football in school history.
In last week's game against Glencoe-Silver Lake, the 15-year-old sophomore kicked a 23-yard field goal and two extra points.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017