After missing her junior season with the Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer team because of a knee injury, Abby Steiner is planning to play for the Ohio Premier club team as a senior this fall.

Steiner, a forward who was named Division I district Player of the Year and OCC-Central Division Player of the Year as a sophomore, has been committed to playing soccer and competing in track and field for the University of Kentucky since September 2015.

Steiner, who helped the Coffman soccer team earn a state runner-up finish as a freshman and a district runner-up finish as a sophomore, tore the ACL in her right knee last July while participating in a soccer camp in Oregon.

“I’ll need to return slowly to playing and (be) in a controlled environment,” she said. “Since I’m playing at Kentucky (in 2018), I’ll need to make sure I’m fully healed and prepared for my dual-sport career there.”

Steiner returned from the knee injury to compete in track this spring. In the Division I state meet June 2 and 3 at Ohio State, she won the 200 meters in a state-record 23.56 seconds, won the 100 and anchored the winning 800 relay.

Steiner was named Gatorade Ohio Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year as a sophomore and has won seven state championships in that sport, including five in individual events.

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