Just under six months after suffering a knee injury that forced him to miss his entire senior season, Trigg County forward Elijah Gaines now knows where he’ll make his return to the field next season. Gaines committed his future to Asbury University on Wednesday, joining an Eagles’ program coming off a 6-13 season.
Gaines didn’t begin playing at Trigg until his sophomore season, but enjoyed a breakout junior year in which he led the Wildcats with 34 goals. His promising senior season was washed out by a knee injury sustained in the first game of the season at Fort Campbell.
Asbury is in Wilmore, KY and competes at the NAIA level in the River States Conference. Gaines won’t be the only former Wildcat in the conference, with Kyle Bleidt preparing for his senior season as an outside back at Brescia University.