Whited set for sophomore season with Jaguars

Kileigh Whited is back on the campus of South Alabama University ready for soccer season after a summer of working hard.

This summer, the former Navarre Raider played with Pensacola FC and set her sights on improvement. She helped the team win its first WPSL title since 2012.

“I came back to play this summer because it’s my old club, and Coach (David) Kemp has been there since I was 13, so it feels like home. Also, it’s local so I get to enjoy the beach while playing,” Whited said.

It’s appropriate that her longtime coach can give perspective on how Whited’s game is growing.

“Her reading of the game continues to improve and her speed of play gets better every year,” Kemp said.

As a freshman at South Alabama, Whited played nearly 500 minutes, accumulating one shot on goal, a stark contrast to her high school collection of 32 goals.

“My first season of college was a little overwhelming, honestly, because people always say sports in college is like a job,” Whited said.

Read the full article in the Aug. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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