On Feb. 7, former West Jessamine girls’ soccer player and Wilmore native Arin Gilliland earned a very distinctive honor.
Wilmore’s soccer complex at Centennial Park was named after the soccer phenom. Wilmore’s soccer complex will hereby be known as the Arin Gilliland Soccer Complex.
Gilliland and her family were honored at the Wilmore City Council meeting by Mayor Harold Rainwater and the other members of the council.
“We are recognizing you for your accomplishments, which include playing soccer while attending West Jessamine High School ... along with your accomplishments, we recognize the qualities that others have described in you,” Rainwater said.
“You have made many people proud of you, and I as mayor of Wilmore, and on behalf of the Wilmore City Council, staff and all the citizens of Wilmore thank you for allowing us to share in your greatest accomplishments ... needless to say, we are proud of you,” he said.
Gilliland also recieved a key to the city of Wilmore as well as certificates from the Gov. Steve Bresher’s office and from state Sen. Tom Bufford and State Rep. Bob Damron.
“You’ve made us very proud,” Rainwater said.
“I try,” Gilliland responded. “I really like (the sign). It looks so good.”
Gilliland, Kentucky’s 2010 Miss Soccer said in the coming weeks she will be training in California and Florida with groups of players preparing for the 2012 World Cup.
Last Thursday, Gilliland was named the Gatorade Kentucky girls’ soccer player of the year.