CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - With the start of the 2019 campaign less than two weeks away, junior Linda Liedel of the Harvard women's soccer team has been featured in Harvard Magazine. The article will run as part of the September-October printed edition.
"At four years old, Linda Liedel '21 decided she wanted to play soccer, following in the footsteps of her older brother. Her parents said sure, go for it.
The trash talk started immediately, not just from opposing players, but also from their parents, who made it clear that a girl didn't belong on a field of boys. "They were like, 'You should not be playing this sport, what are you doing here, this is the wrong gym,'" Liedel recalled. She remembers her mother's shock at the taunts—were they really saying that to her daughter?"
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