Brighton senior Mo Whitefoot wrapped up a very successful prep soccer career last month.
Several college coaches noticed, including Williams Baptist College coach Shane Stolz.
After visiting the campus in Walnut Ridge, Ark., and talking with Stolz, Whitefoot made her decision.
She made it official last Wednesday, signing scholarship papers in the BHS library.
“She was the number one recruit on our board,” Stolz said. “She's got a lot of skill on the ball … She came up for a workout and played really well the team. She can pass. She can do everything.”
Whitefoot, who had 32 goals and 25 assists during her four-year career at Brighton, said making the trip to Walnut Ridge convinced her that Williams was the school for her.
“I was looking for a small school,” Whitefoot said. “I went and I really enjoyed it. Everybody was so nice.”
Whitefoot was the captain of BHS teams that won two district titles and one second place finish. She was named all-district four times and all-tournament three times. She also played club soccer with Pao Soccer Schools and Munford United Football Club.
Brighton head coach Sherry Garrett is not surprised that Whitefoot will be playing at the next level.
“I met her when she was a sophomore and I could tell she had college potential,” Garrett said. “People just follow her.”