Abby Williamson, center, flanked by her parents and sisters and coach Dallas Hall, signs with Georgia Southwestern.

Abby Williamson, center, flanked by her parents and sisters and coach Dallas Hall, signs with Georgia Southwestern.

Mary Persons senior Abby Williamson signed a commitment on Friday to play college soccer at Georgia Southwestern in Americus.

Wiliamson is a 4-year starter but due to COVID and now an ACL tear will only play about 2 full seasons at Mary Persons. Even in that short time she put up 31 assists and 27 goals for the Bulldogs.

“She’s a big part of our team,” said MP coach Dallas Hall. “It’ll be hard to replace her.”

Williamson’s sophomore season was cut short by COVID and now she tore her ACL in a travel ball game and will have to sit out her senior year. But Hall said if she recovers well she should be ready to play at Southwestern in the Fall of 2022.

The daughter of Brannon and Jessica Williamson, Abby said she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to play college soccer.

“I’m real excited,” said Williamson. “I’ve been playing since I was 4. I always wanted to play in college and it’s been a goal of mine, and it’s exciting to achieve it.”

While she’s disappointed injury will keep her out of her senior year, she can look forward to playing in college. Williamson said Hall has been a big influence on her and has been “super supportive”.