Aurora, Minnesota goaltender Sarah Fuller announced her retirement from football on Tuesday at the age of 23.
The first player to sign Aurora in its first season, Fuller helped lead the club to an undefeated regular season and USL W Championship game.
“I am in a place where I am excited to start a new chapter in my life,” she said in a team statement. I am grateful for the successes and failures, the people I have met, and the opportunities my beautiful game has given me.”
Fuller was also the first woman to score points playing in a Power Five college football game when she kicked for Vanderbilt in 2020.
After kicking off the Nov. 28, 2000 game against Missouri, she said. In the process, you can achieve great things. “
Fuller made 13 appearances for Aurora, allowing just eight goals. She finished second in the USL W Goalkeeper of the Year voting.