COLUMBIA, S.C. - Lexington native Kira Campbell has decided to continue her playing career with the University of South Carolina women's soccer program.Campbell
was a 2007 NSCAA High School All-American last season as a junior at Lexington HS. "Kira is a wonderful talent from the state of South Carolina," South Carolina head coach Shelley Smith said.
"We are happy to have Kira
to represent our program as well as her
home state of South Carolina.She
has proven herself in the classroom and on the field, and I look forward to seeing all she
can achieve in the next four years and beyond." Campbell
was the 2007 South Carolina Player of the Year at defender after leading the Wildcats to a 22-4-3 record and a berth in the state finals.She
is a two-time All-State selection (2006-07) and was named Class 4A Player of the Year last season.A three-time All- Area and All-Region selection, Campbell
was twice named MVP in both from 2006-07.She
was an SCSoccer.com Super 22 selection and played for the six-time state champion CESA club team. Campbell was a member of the National Honor Society and is a Palmetto Fellows Scholarship recipient.She will join the Gamecocks in 2008 with academic scholarship assistance.
"Coach Jamie Smith has truly enjoyed working with Kira
through the ODP program, and we are excited to be able to coach her at the college level," Smith said.
brings versatility as well to the field and will most likely play an attacking role."
South Carolina is coming off one of the best season's in program history, finishing 14-6-3 and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history.