The West Jessamine girls’ soccer Fab Four are signed, sealed and delivered. Friday afternoon, Jenna Bird and Kathryn Hale signed with Asbury University to continue their educations and soccer careers with the Eagles.
“I’m just very pleased and happy for these young ladies,” West coach Kevin Wright said. “It’s bettersweet because I’ve been around them for seven or eight years and I’ve seen them grow up as soccer players and as people, and they’re quality.”
Bird had a breakout senior year and led West Jessamine with nine assists. She even scored a goal in West’s 8-1 romp of Letcher County Central in the first round of the state tournament. For her career, she dished out 10 assists and scored three goals.
“I wanted to be close (to home); it’s just a small environment and I love all the people that go there; they’re so nice and I had friends that graduated last year that went there,” Bird said.
Bird plans on studying education.
Hale scored seven goals for the Lady Colts as a senior and had five assists. She scored 14 goals in her career and had 12 assists.
“I love everything about (Asbury); it’s small and close to home,” Hale said. “I wanted to play soccer in college, and it will be a good opportunity for me.”
Hale said Wright’s coaching style prepared her and Bird to play at the next level.
“I’ve always wanted to go to Asbury, and I knew that if I pushed myself, I could do it,” Hale said.
She is undecided on a major.