It didn’t take long for Greenbrier’s Alisa Williams to make up her mind.
On Thursday, just 19 days after visiting South Georgia College in Douglas, Ga., Williams signed her letter of intent to play soccer for the school.
“When I actually went and visited this college, I was really impressed,” said Williams. “It’s a small town. It’s a country area. And I really liked the team. They impressed me and so did the coaches.”
It didn’t hurt that her father, Ed, is an alum.
“It was a familiar place for him so he showed me a little bit of places and told me a little bit of stories,” Williams said. “It made me feel a little better going there knowing that he went there.”
But no undue influence was applied.
“It was totally up to her,” said Ed Williams. “I enjoyed my time there, and I hope she has the same opportunity and enjoys her time down there.”
South Georgia College is a two-year school. She wants to be a recreational therapist and might go to Valdosta State University afterward to finish her degree. She isn’t sure if soccer will figure into that equation.
But before she heads off to college, she has her senior soccer season ahead of her, a year after the Lady Wolfpack advanced to the state’s Elite 8. Even with the signing behind her, she’s not going to ease up.
“I want my senior year to go really well,” Williams said. “So if anything I think there’d be more pressure just because it’s my last year.”