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Eastern Washington’s Chloe Williams gets big lessons at national soccer camp

UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017

Eastern Washington’s Chloe Williams has been selected as a candidate for a 2017 NCAA Division I Senior CLASS Award. (File / SR)
Eastern Washington’s Chloe Williams has been selected as a candidate for a 2017 NCAA Division I Senior CLASS Award. (File / SR)

The most prolific scorer in Eastern Washington soccer history still has plenty of room for improvement.

That was the takeaway for Eagle forward Chloe Williams upon her return from the week-long U.S. Women’s National Team U-23 training camp held recently in Orlando, Florida.

“It was definitely an eye-opener,” said Williams, the two-time reigning Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the year.

“When I got back home, I had some things to hold myself accountable for,” Williams said.

The USWNT camp included 36 top-tier college and high school players, including seven who represented the USA at either the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan or the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.

Williams is the first Eastern player to be invited to a U-23 camp.

“The ability to string together passes and the level of endurance were things I wasn’t prepared for,” said Williams, a Lewis and Clark High School product who has one season left in Cheney.

Last year, Williams led the Eagles to a school-record 13 wins and the school’s first berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Williams has already rewritten the EWU record book during her first three years on campus; she’s the program’s all-time leader in assists (18), goals (32) and points (82).

Last year, Williams set the as she set school single-season records with 33 points, 14 goals and five game-winning goals.

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