"I wasn't pushing myself and I wasn't feeling any pressure from outside to make my choice now," said Doty, who scored a goal Saturday in the Patriots' 6-1 Inter-Academic League soccer win over Penn Charter. "I've been doing my homework since I was a freshman. I've been visiting colleges and seeing what life is like there, outside of basketball. It's been awesome. I just had a gut feeling that now was the time to make my decision."
After announcing her decision, Doty says, she will be able to concentrate on helping the Patriots' bid for a ninth straight Inter-Ac title.
She is expected to play guard in college. Rated the No. 6 high school guard in the country by Scout.com, Doty is an excellent three-point shooter who can also go to the basket. She has averaged about 20 points a game in two seasons with the Patriots.
Doty is very high on Germantown Academy's prospects for this season, mentioning one teammate in particular.
"We've got a new freshman guard, Maggie Lucas, and she can shoot the lights out," Doty said.
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