Lainee Bohannon could have been left out of Wofford's soccer recruiting after breaking her leg and missing much of her junior season for Baylor School.
Instead she's a new left outside back for the Terriers.
Family and friends gathered Tuesday evening at Baylor to celebrate Bohannon's signing of a letter of intent to play for the Southern Conference school in Spartanburg, S.C.
She also talked to Davidson and seriously considered Division III programs Centre and Rhodes but felt Wofford gave her a similar feel with Division I status. And she appreciated Terriers coach Amy Kiah and assistant Eric Lewis staying in touch with her since her sophomore year, even after she was sidelined.
"I was looking for a school with a smaller professor-to-student ratio, and I wanted a school with strong academics for getting into dental school," she said. "Wofford has that, and the soccer program is awesome. The players seemed like family, and I really felt a connection with Coach Kiah and Coach Lewis."
The left-footed Bohannon played left forward for Baylor until moving to left back this past season, and coach Curtis Blair praised her speed, ability and hustle as well as her leadership in the team's run to a state championship and national top-20 ranking.
"We had four really good seniors, and she was one of them," Blair said. "She started the quote 'Teamwork makes the dream work' that identified our season, and she made sure everybody bought into that all the way through."
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