She has played goalkeeper in all three tournaments, although it began as more of a comfort decision than a strategic one.
“I always play goalie because that’s the only position place where I don’t have to turn around backwards the whole time,” Calton said.
But she’s found her human foosball niche there, and she hasn’t left.
Maybe her success can be attributed to her tennis background — she captains a team in Gainesville and is more than used to keeping an eye on the ball and preventing it from getting past her.
Or maybe it’s her “cat-like reflexes” as she calls them.
Either way, opponents haven’t been able to find the magic formula to score goals against her.
And as for magic formulas, Calton insists she doesn’t have one.
“You know you’re going to get hit with the ball, it’s just where and when,” she said. “You just make a wall and block it. … It’s a simple strategy but it works.”