Editor’s note — This article originally appeared in the June 2013 print edition of Our Game Magazine. Nadim now plays for Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League. Sky Blue kicks off its season on April 12, 2015.
“Veni, Vidi, Vici,” was written on her arm in magic marker.
I asked her, “Would you ever get a tattoo?”
“No, my mom would kill me,” she said.
“So, what does that mean?”
“Julius Caesar said it. It means ‘I came, I saw, I conquered.’”
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