Lightfoot signs with Midway

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Candice Lightfoot made a name for herself on the basketball court at Franklin County High School, but it's soccer that's earned her a college scholarship.

Lightfoot, who has been named to the all-county basketball team the past two seasons, recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Midway College. She'll also be playing on Midway's basketball team as a walk-on.

"The people at Midway heard I played three sports," Lightfoot said, "and Coach (Michael) Fulton contacted me and asked if I was interested in playing soccer. They needed soccer players, and I thought it would be fun to play soccer again. I missed it when I was out with injuries."

Lightfoot didn't played soccer until her freshman year at FCHS. She played her first two years of high school and was starting as a junior when an injury early in the season sidelined her for the rest of the year.

"I sat out my senior year to concentrate on basketball," Lightfoot said, "and I'd had so many injuries I didn't want to get hurt again. I had never played before (her freshman year), but I thought it looked fun. My freshman year I said I was going to play, and I really enjoyed it.

"Playing in college is something I'm really looking forward to," she added, "and it's something my parents are looking forward to. I couldn't have done it without them."

Lightfoot also played on the FCHS softball team, where she suffered a broken ankle during a game her junior season.

Lightfoot, who plans to major in nursing, will play defender for the Eagle soccer team.

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