Reports on some of the area's former athletes competing at the college level.
Ashlee Rose, Kentucky women’s golf
Ashlee Rose (West Jessamine) completed her senior season at the University of Kentucky with a number of top-10 finishes.
She had the top finish of any Lady Wildcat at the SEC championships, placing 12th. Rose placed fourth at the Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational with a 14-over-par 230.
Rose leaves UK as seventh in program history in rounds played — 106. She had a four year average score of 77.88.
Betsie Johnosn, Kentucky women’s golf
Betsie Johnson (West Jessamine) competed in all 10 events with an average score of 76.9 — her best season to date and the 11th best in program history.
The junior had a pair of top-20 finishes and shot a season-best 71 at the LSU Golf Classic. Johnson had a three-round-best 218 at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational.
Christian King, Transy men’s soccer
Christian King (East Jessamine) led the Pioneers'in goals with eight and dished out three assists. As a sophomore, he started 18 of 19 games and had three game-winning goals.
Cameron Miller, Centre men’s soccer
Cameron Miller (East Jessamine) had a productive freshman year at Centre. He played in 21 matches with six starts. He dished out four assists and scored one goal.
Bethany Davis, Carson-Newman softball
Bethany Davis (East Jessamine) was known as a dominant pitcher in high school but switched to the DH role for college. In her freshman season, Davis hit .234 in 141 at bats. She drove in 28 runs and hit six homers. Davis collected 33 hits and 15 walks.
Asbury men’s soccer
With 10 former East and West players on the 2011 squad, Jessamine County was well represented when Asbury played.
Adam Howard (West Jessamine) had a very balanced freshman year with eight goals and eight assists.
Ryan Moberley (West) added on seven more goals and three assists in his sophomore campaign. Jonathan Rehner had a team-high 10 assists and four goals.
Former East and West players combined for 23 goals and 27 assists last fall.
Arin Gilliland, Kentucky women’s soccer
The former Miss Kentucky Soccer continued her success in her freshman year at UK. Arin Gilliland (West Jessamine) was named second-team all-SEC and SEC all-freshman.
She had game-winning goals against Eastern Kentucky and Baylor.
Toward the end of the season, Gilliland was able to work her way into the starting lineup and started eight of the final nine matches.
She recorded four goals on the season and took 45 shots, 16 of which were on goal.
Clara Mitchell, IUPUI women’s basketball
Clara Mitchell (East Jessamine) played in all 32 of the Lady Jaguars’ games and started 20 of them. She averaged 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in 18 minutes. She amassed 13 blocks and 22 steals throughout the season.
Haley Stegner, Georgetown women’s soccer
Haley Stegner (East Jessamine) concluded her career at Georgetown by being named MSC all-conference first team as a defender. She started all 19 games and helped the Lady Tigers to a 13-6-2 record.
Emily Haas, Louisville women’s golf
Emily Haas (West Jessamine) had a solid first year with the Cardinals as she was named to the all-Big East team.
She competed in all 10 events with an average score of 75.7 and had a season-low 69 in the opening round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in October.
Haas placed in the top 10 twice with a 10th-place finish at the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge and a tie for first at the Big East Championships with a three-round total of 223 (7-over-par).
At the Big East Championship, Haas forced a playoff with Notre Dame freshman Ashley Armstrong. Armstrong edged Haas on the third playoff hole.
Louisville placed third in the Big East Championship.
Allison Brown, Lipscomb women’s soccer
Allison Brown (West Jessamine) only appeared in three matches last fall but set a school record against Kennesaw State by collecting 13 saves.
Allison Rehner, Asbury volleyball
Allison Rehner (West Jessamine) had a very nice sophomore season with the Lady Eagles.
She started all 53 matches and was second on the team in kills with 446. Rehner also had 68 digs and 81 blocks.
Jarrod Polson, Kentucky men’s basketball
Jarrod Polson (West Jessamine) was part of the 2011-’12 men’s basketball national-championship team.
He saw action in 11 games and was 1-for-4 from the free-throw line. Polson, a sophomore, collected four rebounds and had two steals.
Scott Layton, Asbury men’s tennis
Scott Layton (West Jessamine) enjoyed immediate success at Asbury, collecting a 17-7 record in singles play his freshman year. He was 5-0 in conference matches.
Overall in doubles, he combined for a record of 20-4 with an 18-4 record with Nathan Schley. The pair went undefeated in conference play.
Layton helped the Eagles to the program’s first KIAC tournament championship title.
Luke Rose and Jordan Wood, Asbury men’s golf
Luke Rose (East Jessamine, pictured) played in six tournaments as a sophomore with four top-10 finishes.
He won the Asbury Fall Invitational with a 5-over-par 76. He tied for second at the Berea Fall Invitational with a 3-under-par 69. Rose had a average score of 77.8 in eight rounds last fall.