Q&A: Abigail Clapman (10)

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Abigail Clapman (10) sets up to kick the ball. She constantly practiced on the sidelines to make sure she didn’t miss.

Grace Cistaro

Q: What position do you play?

A: I am a kicker for JV [football].

Q: Do you think you playing football will encourage other girls to join the team?

A: I hope so.

Q: How is it being the only girl on the team?

A: Well, there are the trainers and the managers, who are also female, so it’s nice to have them too.  

Q: Why did you decide to play football?

A: I’ve wanted to kick since middle school. When I saw the opportunity, I took it.

Q: What is one thing you enjoy about playing football?

A:  The team’s pretty cool, and just being on the football team is pretty cool.

Q: When did you start playing football?

A: The beginning of this year.

Q: Did anybody inspire you to play football?

A: My family really pushed me to join to join the team.