BY MICHAEL HELD
PRINCETON—Princeton girls soccer senior midfielder Allie Britt hadn’t thought much about the prospect of continuing to play the game she loved at the collegiate level. But then some confidence-boosting moments from her junior year as a Bulldog mixed with meeting current Barton College soccer coach Thomas Goines while playing with her club led to Britt’s decision to sign her national letter of intent to play for Barton.
The humble standout who registered 15 goals and eight assists to lead Princeton to a winning season last year and 10-4 mark inside the Carolina 1A Conference will hope to bring her abilities to help the Bulldogs of Barton College, who finished last season 8-8-3.
“I’m really thankful to be able to play four more years of soccer,” Britt said recently at her signing. “I’m really blessed. If God did not give me this ability, I would not be here right now.”
It was during Britt’s junior season at Princeton, her first after transferring in, in a game against North Johnston that Britt first admitted thinking about wanting to play soccer past her high school years.
Britt roofed a shot from 30 yards out to help her team beat their rivals 3-2 and she first started to believe she could play in college.
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