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Prep Sports

April 4, 2014

Wright decides on FSU rather than D&E

FAIRMONT — Nearly two months after signing her national letter of intent to play soccer with Davis & Elkins, East Fairmont’s Bre Wright has decided to take her talents elsewhere.

The senior defender and her family announced that she will play at Fairmont State University for coach Patrick McGinnis.

“She has played for Pat before and really liked him,” Bre’s father, Eric Wright, said of the decision.

While some of the choice rested in some financial matters, the decision to stay closer to home was an important one for Bre.

“I am very excited because my family will be able to come to a lot more games,” she said. “And I feel I can make a better name for myself here.”

Wright is coming off a season which was filled with multiple injuries, but as she said on the day she signed her original letter, she’s just happy to continue playing the sport.

In the fall, FSU will start its first women’s soccer team, giving Wright the chance to make history as one of the first players to sign with and play for the Lady Falcons.

McGinnis has been hot on the recruiting trail, getting things set up for the upcoming season, his first with FSU after six seasons with Alderson-Broaddus.

At A-B, McGinnis was there when the program started and led them to a 58-45-11 record and a WVIAC championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2011.

Email Matt Welch at mwelch@timeswv.com or follow on Twitter @MattWelch_TWV.

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