Brighton senior forward Charlotte Williams is one of 42 girls soccer players nationwide who has been selected to play in the second annual High School All-American Game on Dec. 13 in Raleigh, N.C.
The reigning Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year and a senior, Williams has accepted a full athletic scholarship to play for NCAA power Penn State.
“Now is the time I can brag about her,” said Brighton coach Rita Kladstrup, who coached Williams for two seasons on junior varsity and four on varsity. “She is a team player that goes 120 percent in every practice, in every game. She gives it her all. I’m excited to see the player she’s going to become and what she’ll do in college.”
Williams scored 15 goals and had two assists this fall for the fourth-seeded Barons (11-4-3), who were eliminated from the Section V Class A tournament in the quarterfinals. No. 12 Pittsford Sutherland advanced on penalty kicks, 11-10.
Williams, who two years ago gave up a promising career as a high-level skier to focus on soccer, helped lead Brighton to the Section V championship as a sophomore in 2012 with seven goals and nine assists. She had 13 goals and 11 assists last fall. Her career totals: 47 goals, 25 assists.
Players for the All-American Game are chosen based on their career high school achievements only and must have played their senior season in high school.