It all began as a starter on the volleyball team as a freshman and just grew from there.
She was a three year starter on the basketball team and a four year starter in both volleyball and softball, adding up to the twelve letters.
Despite all the personal goals, Bohman has never been about individual achievements, instead thinking team all the way.
“Emily is a girl that every coach wishes they had on their team,” said Versailles basketball coach Jacki Stonebraker. “Emily didn’t get all the publicity because she wasn’t the leading scorer or rebounder, but she accepted her role and played it perfectly.”
No matter the sport or the coach, Stonebraker’s response t is the typical one given when Emily Bohman’s name comes up. She truly doesn’t care about the awards, she is all about winning.
Even after her twenty-seven point performance against Euclid St. Regina in the basketball state semi-final, Bohman gave all the credit to her teammates in the post game press conference. Bohman noted it was her teammates that did the work and she just scored the points.
She also spoke about the importance of team when asked about it during the season.
“This season was all about defense and I don’t really care who scores, we just want to win. I knew coming into the season that all the seniors had to step up,” said Bohman.
But if you ask her coaches, she is the one making her teammates better with her leadership and skills.
“Emily was a true leader on and off the floor,” said Stonebraker. “She knows how to have fun, but also knows when it is time to get down to business.”
Versailles softball coach Phil Cavin noted that Bohman is a great leader by example.
“Emily leads by example on the softball diamond. She is always doing the right thing and is just one of kind,” said Cavin about.
After helping lead the Tigers to the regional final in volleyball, Bohman put up 14 points, 4 assists and 5 rebounds a game on the basketball court. That helped pace the Tigers to a perfect season winning both their first ever Midwest Athletic Conference and state title.
Now she has taken her skills to the softball diamond, where her success continues.
Playing catcher and hitting in the four spot, Bohman has her Tigers positioned for another possible conference title, this time on the diamond.
Bohman was hitting .515 with 3 homeruns, 16 RBI, and 5 doubles through 12 games played.
After spending last season learning the catcher’s position, she is clearly more comfortable at the plate this year, leading her team in almost every offensive category.
“Bohman is the anchor of the line-up,” said Cavin. “This year she is so much more relaxed and confident, which has made her a better hitter.”
Like Stonebraker, Cavin recognizes the skills of Bohman off the field.
“She is a great kid overall,” said Cavin. “It is obvious that she has been raised the right way. She doesn’t have a big ego and is just a very special athlete.”
With her high school career coming to a close, Bohman is still competing and looking for one more title, this time in softball. One thing is for sure, folks in MAC country have learned to never doubt a team led by Emily Bohman.