Thursday, August 27, 2009

Familiar Face Returns

It seems that Kilee Quigley is not the only familiar face that will be gracing the Bengal soccer team this season. Jana Davis-Boehler will also be returning, however she will not be watching from the sidelines as Quigley will. Davis-Boehler will be returning to compete.

Originally she decided not to play in her final season of eligibility as she was finishing her undergraduate degree after the 2008 season and had plans to attend a physicians assistant program at either Idaho State or a school in Utah. After talking with her last season she related the idea that even though she had redshirted in 2006 due to an injury, she felt like she had played her four years.

Well, apparently the soccer bug has bit her again as she is back at Idaho State in the physicians assistant program and and back on the field for the Bengals. However, she won't be wearing her #12 jersey because freshman Ashley Jones has already made her stamp on the number scoring her first career and game winning goal in her second match as a Bengal against New Mexico State.

She is a player that truly loves the game and though her schedule is similar to a full-time work schedule, she will make time to train with Quigley and the team if possible and compete in a few games for the Bengals as school is her main priority. Even with that being said, Davis-Boehler will be a welcomed addition to the Bengal squad as she has posted six goals and five assists over her career as well as recording three game-winning goals in 2007.

In 2008, Davis-Boehler competed in 11 games for ISU after hurting her knee in the Bengals season opening 2-1 victory over Utah State. She worked hard at her recovery and was back in the starting lineup by October to finish out the season strong. She also led the Bengals during a 3-1 victory over Sacramento State at home as she scored the first goal from a penalty kick.

Head coach Allison Gibson is still uncertain of the number that Davis-Boehler may be wearing (the #21 has been kicked around as it is her former#12 backwards), it seems that she may be able to compete in ISU's home opener against Maine on Sunday, August 30th at 1 p.m. so keep an eye on the Bengal soccer roster and the field!

--Assistant Media Relations Director
Katie Zigars

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