Silberman, who spoke for just 3 minutes after the tryout, insisted she can "do more" and "it's too bad that this happened." She called the scene "surreal," adding that she "did the right thing for my body" by not continuing and anticipates trying to kick again in the future - possibly at another regional combine next year.

Silberman left the complex soon after that.

"I would certainly be very, very excited and happy if I had the opportunity to try again," she said, "but it's not up to me. It's up to the scouts."