Lily Godwin Makes First Tackle by a Woman in NCAA History
By Kate Patterson
During an October 21 home football game against Linfield University, Lily Godwin recorded a solo tackle. She is believed to be the first female in NCAA history to achieve this in a game. She is decidedly the first Logger female to record a solo tackle. The Trail caught up with Lily to get her insights about this colossal accomplishment!
Q: Tell me about the game against Linfield on October 21. Did you know it would be a special day?
A: I had no idea that the game against Linfield on October 21st would be in any way special, so I prepared for it like I did every other game.
Q: How has the logger football team dynamic felt to you as someone with a different identity than most on the team?
A: While I do have a different identity than most of the team, they have always been very welcoming. Coach Thomas and Dr. Brackett were essential in making sure it was a safe space.
Q: How would the people around you, like friends and teammates, describe you?
A: The people around me, like friends and teammates, describe me as dedicated and determined.
Q: What are your goals in the sport going forward?
A: My goal is to become a starter for the team, and continue to get better every practice.