The Epitaph

Girl plays ‘boy’ sport: Eden Ovadia paves the way for women in football

Ovadia is able to hold a sense of anonymity on the team, as players’ genders are indistinguishable in their football uniform.

By Sara Shohoud

October 30, 2019

H omestead has made history. Senior Eden Ovadia is the first female to play on the boys varsity football team for two seasons, playing as a wide receiver and free safety. Ovadia was able to try out for the team with the help of her teacher, she said. “One of my teachers was the [football] co...