Female Soccer Standout Mo Isom Falls Short In Bid To Make LSU Football Team
Soccer star, Mo Isom’s, football dream ended Friday, when LSU head coach, Les Miles, cut the former LSU standout goalie. Isom, would have become the first women’s football player in Southeastern Conference history. Les Miles made his final decisions Friday concerning what walk-on players to add to his roster after three days of tryouts.
Via the USA Today:
She “gave it a good go” as LSU coach Les Miles might say, but female soccer star Mo Isom’s football dream ended Friday.
Mo Isom commented via Twitter:
I am heartbroken, but my head is held high. Knowing I gave everything I had is the greatest victory. Unending thanks to my LSU football fam.
— Mo Isom (@MoIsom) August 24, 2012
You may remember Mo Isom’s 90 yard goal that made ESPN’s play of the day list. Isom, has also kicked field goals of more than 50 yards on the LSU practice fields. Had Isom made the team and scored in a game, she would have been the first female player since 2003, when New Mexico’s, Katie Hinda scored twice on extra points. Miles had more to say about Mo’s bid to make the team.
“You could see if this wasn’t an elite program, where you have great kicking and we have really fine players at every position, that there might be something for Mo to do,” Miles said. “Again, she’s a real quality person, the right style of athlete to come in after four years of playing to be a part. Frankly, she kicked well. The good news is our top three field goal/extra point people are really, really strong. So it becomes one where you can’t add her to the team because it takes a spot.”