Kingman’s Laney Wood – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Oliver’s Sports

By Blake Chadwick

Coming off of a shoulder injury before her junior season, Kingman’s Laney Wood was forced to adjust. Wood finished the season batting .436, hitting five home runs and being named all-league first team and all-state second team.

Now, as a senior, Wood is one home run away from setting the school record, but that isn’t the only thing on her mind.

“I want to leave the team at the end of the season feeling accomplished, knowing I made the program better than it was before,” Wood said. “A team goal is to make it to State. We have very good athletes this year and can compete with any team.”

Wood has played all over the field during her time in the Eagle uniform, being named as an all-state recipient in both the infield and outfield.

“I foresee great things for her this season as she is now 100%,” Kingman head coach William Shelden said. “Laney Wood is not only an exceptional athlete but a quality individual, excellent student, and leader among her peers.”

As a senior, Wood not only wants to win a championship but also wants to lead.

“I will be the best role model I can be on and off the field,” Wood said. “I have always strived to be a leader, but everybody will look up to the seniors this year. I will lead with a positive mindset and show up and put in 100 percent each day.”