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Chantilly defender headed to Kentucky

Kaylee Hohein has verbally committed to Kentucky. Rich Gleason

RELATED LINKS: ESPNHS Recruiting Central | Class of 2013 Division I Commitments

Kaylee Hohein, a Class of 2013 defender from Centreville, Va., has verbally committed to Kentucky, her family confirmed to ESPNHS.

Hohein is playing in her 10th season for the Chantilly Firecats, a team that has twice claimed State Cup championships. She has served as the team captain for five seasons and has twice been selected to regional ODP camps.

At Westfield (Chantilly, Va.), Hohein contributed as a freshman for the 2010 team that made the regional final. In 2011, she continued her defensive role and was named Honorable Mention All-District.

She becomes the third confirmed commit to Kentucky for the Class of 2013, joining Kentucky’s Destinie Graves-Traux and Missouri’s Jade Klump.

Why Kentucky?: "I considered several different schools but loved Kentucky the first time I visited. It was a hard decision to make but I'm 100 percent confident that I made the right choice. I was so attracted to Kentucky because of the people that are there. They have a great staff and great players. All of them were very welcoming. The soccer program at Kentucky is headed in a great direction for the future and I look forward to being a part of it."

What did you learn about the recruiting process?: "I was really surprised at being recruited as a freshman. It was surprising that college coaches were looking at such young players to play at their school. I was also surprised at some of the NCAA rules. There are so many rules which makes it difficult to talk to some of the coaches that you are interested in."