Quarterback earns title as homecoming queen
PLANTATION, FL (NBC) - Florida's first female high school varsity quarterback, Erin DiMeglio traded in her helmet for a tiara.
DiMeglio was crowned homecoming queen at South Plantation High School Thursday night.
"I was surprised that I won cause a lot of girls at this school, they know a lot of people," Erin said.
But the entire country knows Erin.
She's drawn a lot of attention recently as the first female high school quarterback in Florida.
"A lot of people know me more now because I play football. It's really exciting," Erin said. "I love being out on the field. It's just a really exciting."
Erin's mom watched from the sidelines, like she does at every game.
Even though her daughter didn't play, she says this one was extra special.
"It doesn't get any better than that. I'm so proud of Erin for her determination and her follow-through," said Kathleen DiMeglio, Erin's mother. "She wanted to do this and she did."
Of course, every queen, needs her king and it just so happens, the two are teammates.
"Erin's known around the nation now, and for me to be up here with her it's an honor," said Hordly Seide, Homecoming King. "Erin, she's not just a teammate, she's like my friend in the classroom."
"We're all a big family. So it's really cool," Erin said.
But after a few moments on her throne, it was back to business.
And though there's no room for a scepter or sash on the field, the queen did have a message for her fellow students.
"Thank you, thank you for your support," Erin said.
She says she loves football, but she has other plans after graduation.
She hopes to play basketball for the University of Central Florida.