Making an impact in the midfield was Katy Bonham’s goal every time she stepped on the field. Finding a way to help the Denison Lady Yellow Jackets was tough at times because the results didn’t always match the effort.


Bonham saw the most success during her senior season and now will look to contribute to a new program as she signed her letter of intent to play soccer for Murray State College on Friday afternoon.


Bonham chose the junior college program over attending the University of Texas-Arlington for the nursing program. Murray State was her only focus for soccer at the next level.


“It was a difficult decision between UT-Arlington and Murray State but ultimately I wanted to play soccer for a couple more years,” Bonham said. “The environment — it’s a pretty small town. All the teammates were very welcoming and it was a nice fit.”


During her senior season the Lady Jackets saw a big improvement with a 7-16-2 record that more than tripled its win total from 2017. Bonham was a second-team all-district selection in 5-5A.


“I’m going to remember all the hard work we put in to get to this place,” Bonham said. “We put so much effort into everything. I’m proud of the fact that w have been building this.”


Bonham made second-team all-district as a junior.


As a sophomore, she was a first-team all-district pick in what was then 10-5A.


It was a repeat performance from her freshman season, when she also was first-team all-district.


Murray State College went 10-6-1 this past season and is dipping into Texoma for a second time during this recruiting period — a trio of Sherman Lady Bearcats (Lauren Goolsby, Jessie Gramajo and Mary Kate Adami) signed with the Aggies in February.


Bonham has been a versatile performer for the Lady Jackets but expects to fit in at center midfield.


“I’m willing to play anywhere the coach wants to play me,” she said.