Smith-Cotton High School senior Ally Woolery has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.

Woolery, the daughter of Kendra and Jason Woolery, has been in the S-C Lady Tigers soccer program all four years of high school, but missed half of her sophomore year due to an ACL injury and all of her junior year due to COVID-19. Her freshman year, she scored three varsity goals and had one varsity assist. In the six games of her senior season, she has already racked up eight varsity goals and four assists.

SFCC Women’s Soccer Head Coach Jaime Beltran sees Woolery playing an important role for the Lady Roadrunners.

“We are looking for a presence up front. You always want a goal scorer and you always want a player who can challenge the other team’s defense and make them have to adjust their game to her,” Beltran said. “I have seen that from her so we are hoping she will be able to do that at the next level."

Woolery said State Fair was the right fit because it is close to home and, since she is familiar with many of the current Lady Roadrunners, she’ll be able to assimilate into the team easily.

“I know how they play, they know how I play. We’re used to each other, so that will be good,” she said.

S-C Girls Soccer Head Coach Meredith Brick said: “Ally has shown great resilience in her high school soccer career. First with the recovery process of her ACL injury to then losing her entire junior season due to COVID, she has kept working to be the best player she can be. She has attended off-season workouts and invests hours to watch game film - which are requirements when striving to become an elite player. I am so proud of her ability to work through the adversity she has faced and come out so strong her senior year. I congratulate her on continuing her soccer career.”

In the photo: Smith-Cotton High School senior Ally Woolery has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. Seated with her are her parents, Kendra and Jason Woolery; back, from left: S-C Assistant Principal Kendra Barton, S-C Girls Soccer Head Coach Meredith Brick, S-C Girls Soccer Assistant Coach Ethan Weller, sister Kayley Woolery, SFCC Women’s Soccer Head Coach Jaime Beltran, and S-C Principal Wade Norton.