WJBF Scholar Athlete: Lincoln County's William LeRoy

LINCOLNTON, Ga. (WJBF Sports) - William LeRoy's proudest athletic achievement was a 25-yard game-winning field goal to lift Lincoln County to a 17-14 overtime victory over rival Washington-Wilkes as a junior.

It was a very special moment for the soccer star who was playing in his fifth varsity football game. However, no athletic performance can match what LeRoy has done in the classroom. He's been the top-ranked student in his class since 7th grade and said his classmates have helped him maintain his standing.

"There are so many great people I have classes with," LeRoy said. "It's a very positive environment. We all push each other. I see they made this grade, so I strive harder for the next time. It really is great, supportive classmates that I have."

"It's the hard work he's put in on and off the field," Lincoln County soccer coach, Kenn Barnett, said. "He's just so focused on what he's doing. He never runs out of gas. He's always pushing to the next limit, and he pushes the people around him. It's special to watch."

LeRoy plans to attend Georgia Tech University where he will study business administration.


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