GRAND BLANC (WJRT) (12/28/17) - Grand Blanc High School senior Alicia Woollcott just signed to play with the Detroit Dark Angels, an all-female semi-pro team.
Practices start next month as she takes on her final semester of high school.
"Anything that will get me back in pads, I'm going to do it because I have to keep going," Woollcott said.
The Dark Angels' coach called and she immediately went to a tryout. The linebacker officially signed with the team this month.
"I'm just so blessed that I've gotten such positive reactions from everybody because I know it could be a lot different, but everyone's been so supportive," Woollcott said.
The 17-year-old started playing football for Grand Blanc in eighth grade and made the varsity team her junior year.
"I went from having no brothers to having like 88," she said.
Woollcott said it'll be a little different playing with all females, but her coach is confident Woollcott can tackle anything.
"On the field, incredibly unselfish teammate, cares about everybody else, always working to make other people successful," varsity coach Clint Alexander said.
An example coach wants to stick around, so he's actually hiring Woollcott to assistant coach with him next season, too.
"I know I can trust her, know she will have the kids' best interest at heart, so should be pretty exciting," he added.
Woollcott said she had no idea her love of the game would change so many lives.
"I didn't do this with the intention of starting anything," she said. "It was just that's what I have a passion for and that's what I wanted to do. But, seeing that I am impacting all these young girls, it's really like awesome for me that I can have an impact and to know that I do."
The Dark Angels' season starts in April. Click on the 'Related Links' section of this story for the schedule.