Now let’s head over to Johnson City High School where on Monday, Wildcat senior Olivia Bowman signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Mansfield University.
Bowman, who was a team captain this past season, has been a member of the JC varsity soccer team for the last five years.
When she’s not on the field, she’s also helping out the high school in other ways.
She’s a member of the Spirit Club as well as Athletes 2 Athletes, a student-run group that organizes the charity staff basketball game to raise money for those in need in the JC community.
After putting ink to paper, Bowman talked about what made Mansfield stand out among the rest for her.
“I would say the intimate team. They’re all so close, and they all support each other. When I met them, I knew that I wanted to be a part of that team,” she said.
While JCHS has been very influential on Olivia both athletically and academically in her attending years, she believes the coaches she had this year helped her be able to play at the next level.
“I feel that this past year has prepared me the most with my coaches this year, because they’ve pushed harder than any other coach I’ve ever had. So, it was really great to have these two coaches,” she added.
Bowman says she’ll study social studies education at Mansfield with the intent to return to the area after college and teach.
She went on to say that she also plans on receiving her doctorate some day, which would allow her to become a college professor.