Alamance Christian soccer player signs with local school

Alamance Christian School soccer senior standout Charlotte Ward (center) recently signed to play at the next level at Raleigh's Meredith College. Ward, who received media attention in 2016 for a special Ronald McDonald House fundraiser she conducted - and still participates in - while a middle school student at Mebane's Hawfields Middle, scored the game-winning goal last year to help Alamance Christian School win a state championship. Ward is pictured with Alamance Christian coach Bob LaTour (left) and Mebane Youth Soccer Association coach David Riley (right). 

Alamance Christian School soccer standout Charlotte Ward will be taking her talents to Meredith College in Raleigh, as she recently held a signing ceremony at her school. 

As a junior in 2019, Ward helped lead Alamance Christian to a 12-2 overall record and the North Carolina Christian School Association Class 2A state championship, scoring the game-winning goal in the second half of the Warriors’ 2-1 triumph over Wilson Christian. Ward and the Warriors went a perfect 15-0 and also won the 2A Christian School state title in 2018 as well. 

This season, Alamance Christian had gotten off to a 1-1 start before their season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ward played her entire youth soccer career with the Mebane Youth Soccer Association, spending several years playing under the tutelage of Coach Dave Riley. In addition to her career at Alamance Christian, Ward also played middle school soccer at Hawfields Middle School along with her time at Alamance Christian under coach Bob LaTour. 

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to my MYSA coaches, teammates, and my entire MYSA family for their many years of support,” Ward said. 

Back in 2016, when she was an eighth grade student at Hawfields Middle, Ward teamed up with a couple local organizations to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill, as her teammates wore special red and white striped socks to bring awareness to RMH. According to Ward’s family, she is still running the fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House, which all started with her friends in Mebane four years ago.