Erin DiMeglio's Big Year: South Plantation High Quarterback Is Also Homecoming Queen

Oct 12, 2012

It's hard to imagine a more completely successful senior year. Here’s Christy Cabrera Chirinos' story in the Sun-Sentinel about how 17-year-old Erin DiMeglio got her homecoming tiara...during halftime. Click the Listen link to hear Phil Latzman's profile of the groundbreaking athlete.

From dreaming of touchdown passes to…sporting a tiara?

Earlier this season, South Plantation High School's Erin DiMeglio made Florida history when she became what is believed to be the first girl to play quarterback in a regular-season high school football game.

Thursday night, the 17-year-old added to an already-memorable senior year when she was crowned homecoming queen during halftime of South Plantation's 18-0 victory over Hollywood Hills.

DiMeglio, who is the Paladins' third-string quarterback and also plays on the South Plantation girls basketball team, tucked a flower into her wristband to make an impromptu corsage and shared a few laughs with teammate Hordley Seide, who was crowned king.