Field Hockey Signs Standout Quartet

Dec. 4, 2017

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Central Michigan field hockey will welcome four signees comprising the Class of 2018.

The quartet includes Grace Gagliardi of Ann Arbor; Avery Periard of Crestwood, Ky.; Grace Woods of St. Louis, Mo.; and Allaura Bohan of Lancaster, Pa. All four are listed as midfielders.

All are in the midst of their respective senior year of high school and will join the CMU program for the 2018 season.

Jillian Baldwin Grace Gagliardi • midfielder • 5-7 • Ann Arbor, Mich./Skyline HS Three-year letterwinner ... two-time team captain ... All-State First Team in 2016 and in 2017 ... Academic All-State in 2017 ... earned team Most Valuable Player Award in 2017 ... also lettered in basketball ... played club for the Pinnacle in Ann Arbor.

Avery Periard Avery Periard • midfielder • 5-1 • Crestwood, Kentucky/South Oldham HS Four-year letter winner and starter ... two-time team captain ... earned team Most Valuable Player Award in 2017 ... Kentucky Select Second ßTeam in 2014 ... named Kentucky All-State First Team three times (2015-17) ... two-time Miss Field Hockey nominee ... scored nine goals and posted 29 assists during senior season ... played for IFHCK Louisville, Kentucky for four years ... earned one letter in softball.

Grace Woods Grace Woods • defense/midfielder • 5-4 • St. Louis, Mo./Nerinx Hall HS Four-year letter winner ... team captain in 2017 ... three-time First Team all-conference (2015-17) ... two-time All-Metro (2015, 2016) ... 29 career goals and 16 career assists ... scored 12 goals in her senior season ... played for St. Louis-based Gateway Field Hockey Club ... member of National Honor Society ... also two-time letter winner in lacrosse.

Allaura Bohan Allaura Bohan • midfielder/back • 5-5 • Lancaster, Pa./Donegal HS Four-year letter winner ... earned Second Team All-State honors in leading Donegal to state championship in 2016 ... helped lead Donegal to four district and four sectional championships ... part of two league-championships teams ... played club field hockey for Hershey-based Alley Cats

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