Weekly Feature

2018-10-10 / Sports

Williams’ goal-scoring proficiency earns her spot in Hall of Fame

CHERYL WILLIAMS CHERYL WILLIAMS Cheryl Williams was a goal-scoring machine on the soccer field for the Bulldogs. That production allowed her to be inducted into the Kenmore East Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

The three-time Niagara Frontier League (NFL) All-League player notched 88 career goals, which still stand as the school’s record. She also holds the Kenmore East record for goals in a season with 35.

In her freshman season, she scored the lone goal in the Section VI semifinals as the Lady Bulldogs knocked off defending sectional champion Clarence, 1-0. The two-time NFL first-teamer was also named to the All-Western New York first team and earned fifth-team All-State honors. The 2001 captain, Williams finished her high school career playing in the exceptional seniors All-Star match.

Williams, who also ran track at Kenmore East, went on to a four-year soccer career with Division I Niagara University. She helped lead the Purple Eagles to the MAAC finals in 2003 and was selected as Most Valuable Player and served terms on Niagara’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

She was also a member of the program, Partners in Academic Success, for NU athletes who maintained a 3.0 GPA or better.

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