A West Jessamine High soccer player who helped bring her team to state multiple years has signed to play for Morehead State University.
Rebekah Hulsing, 18, will serve as goalkeeper for the Ohio Valley Conference Division-I school.
Hulsing said she is happy to sign with Morehead.
“I’m really excited,” she said. “I’ve known where I wanted to go since my freshman year.”
Hulsing’s family, fellow soccer players, the West Jessamine girls’ basketball team, and many others attended the signing Feb. 6 in the school’s library.
Hulsing, who also has played basketball for West Jessamine, injured her meniscus and ACL and has been unable to play this season, though she has been a continual presence on the bench.
“I’m kind of been afraid to do basketball, but we’ll see how that goes after I’m recovered,” she said.
Hulsing’s soccer coach at West, Kevin Wright, said Morehead has been recruiting her for a while.
“It’s a great fit,” he said. “She’s going to do great things at Morehead.”
Hulsing said she hopes she has recovered enough to play the last month of preseason with Morehead but doesn’t yet know how it’s going to work out and is grateful the coaches have been understanding.
“They’ve really been standing by me,” she said. “We’re playing it by ear right now.”