Baker, a 6-foot junior, wants to set the national record for longest field goal by a female kicker. The current record, 48 yards, was set by Riverside King alum Heidi (Garrett) Villa in 2004. Villa met Baker this summer and has become an inspiration and mentor for Rancho Christian’s kicker.
Baker has been the varsity kicker at Temecula Rancho Christian since her freshman season, and she entered Friday’s game against Huntington Beach Brethren Christian with 134 career kicking points, an area record for a female kicker. Baker, a 6-foot junior, hopes to set the national record for the longest field goal by a female kicker. The current mark, 48 yards, is held by Riverside King graduate Heidi (Garrett) Villa, who has become a friend and mentor to Baker in recent months.