Smithfield: Sports

Jane Hood to play soccer at Peace

Parents: Brad and Dottie Hood

High School: South Johnston

Club Team: Johnston United Soccer Association

Why Peace? “I liked the small class sizes and the soccer program was very welcoming to me.”

Major: Pre-Med

Notable: Jane also considered attending college in California but decided the distance from home would be too much for her. … She also kicked for the South football team briefly, playing in a 2013 game against Smithfield-Selma. … She has played a key role in the Trojans’ defense during her time at South and projects to play defense in college as well. “I’m thankful for the wonderful coaches I’ve had here and all the support I’ve gotten,” she said. … Jane knows her conditioning level has to improve as she gets ready for the next level of play.

Compiled by D. Clay Best