After Suffering Concussion at the Hands of Transgender Athlete, High School Volleyball Player Becomes Spokeswoman

May 5, 2023

A high school volleyball player in. North Carolina, who suffered a concussion when she was spiked in the face by a transgender athlete, has emerged as a leading spokeswoman for female athletes, who would like to prevent biological males from competing in women’s sports.

Payton McNabb claims the concussion has caused significant and long-term physical and mental injuries.

Importantly, she noted that the transgender athlete was able to compete on the opposing girl’s team because of a policy put in place by the state’s high school athletic association.

McNabb’s story came to light after she offered to support legislative efforts to pass the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, which would prohibit biological males from competing on girls’ sports teams.

“Due to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association policy of allowing biological males to compete against biological females my life has forever been changed,” she said.

“On Sept. 1, 2022, I was severely injured in a high school volleyball game by a transgender athlete on the opposing team,” McNabb said. “I suffered from a concussion and a neck injury that to this day I am still recovering from. Other injuries I still suffer from today include impaired vision, partial paralysis on my right side, constant headaches, as well as anxiety and depression.”

She continued: “I’m here for every biological female athlete behind me. My little sister, my cousins, my teammates. Allowing biological males to compete against biological females is dangerous. I may be the first to come before you with an injury, but if this doesn’t pass I won’t be the last.”

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