By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
BI soccer players ink to play college; fallen deputy honored
fallen deputy
FPCA held a Memorial for Long County Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Whiteman who was killed in the line of duty in January 2020. - photo by Charles E. Smith

Last Monday April 12, two Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger soccer players signed scholarships to play at South Georgia State College. Senior Lady Tigers Madison Steyer and Makayla Robinson signed their paperwork on Olvey Field among their teammates and families.

Steyer said she plans on majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Sociology. She said she fell in love with the campus after she attended a soccer camp there in November.

“I got to see the school, meet the players and coaches, and get a feel for what it would look like if I decided to go to SGSC, and I loved it there,” she said. “I am able to get my degree at a cheaper price than a bigger University. I’m closer to home, and I received a soccer scholarship.”

Robinson said receiving a scholarship solidified her decision to attend SGSC and likes that it is close to home.

“I also liked that it was a smaller college that way I could get used to the fresh start and not be stressed out by a bigger campus,” Robinson added.

Steyer said she will stay soccer ready by attending agility training with the basketball team, and summer workouts with the boys’ soccer team.

Robinson plans to earn a degree in Business Management.

Her strategy for staying in shape is to work out and train every day and eating a healthy diet.

“I’m planning to still play soccer this summer with my travel team, Savannah United,” Robinsons said. “That will still keep my legs fresh with playing soccer.”

Robinson’s biggest fan, her Mom Deborah said she hopes her daughter stays focused and keeps working hard while striving for her goals.

She said her daughter has an ambitious schedule before checking into college.

“Makayla is leaving for South Carolina in June to compete for regionals with her Savannah United Team,” she said. “If they win there they will go to the Nationals being held in Florida. All of this is before she starts college in August. It’s all been quite a ride.”

To date Robinson’s varsity career stats include playing in 50 games for 677 minutes, with 65 goals, 44 assists, 174 points and 33 corner kicks. Steyer’s varsity stats, to date, include 54 games, 759 minutes with 25 goals, 16 assists, 66 points and 6 corner kicks.

The Lady Tiger soccer team is 12-4-1 overall and 8-4 in region 2-(6) A. Last Thursday the Lady Tigers beat Brunswick 10-1. Robinson and junior Emily Hause both scored three goals each. Taniyah Bowman scored two, Andrea Lopez and Alysia Estrada made one goal each. This past Friday the Lady Tigers took on Toombs County and won 10-0. Final stats were not posted for that game.

According to, the Tiger boys’ soccer team lost to Effingham County, however, no score was provided. Friday they lost 3-2 against Toombs County dropping their record to 7-9-1 overall and 3-9 in the region.

In other soccer news First Preparatory Christian Academy boys’ soccer team defeated Westfield 4-3 on April 13. Prior to the game FPCA held a Memorial for Long County Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Whiteman who was killed in the line of duty in January 2020. One of his three sons, Arion Whiteman, plays on the Highlander squad. He brought out the game ball along with his mother and widow of the fallen officer.

On April 15, the FPCA boys lost to Bulloch Academy 2-0. There was a rematch against Westfield Friday where the Highlanders won 6-2. According to, they are 4-10 overall.


The Liberty County High School Panthers fell twice against Southeast Bulloch last week 20-0 and 17-2. Friday they hosted Johnson and won 19-4. They are 7-12 overall and 6-2 in region 3-AAA. Today they play at 4 p.m. at FPCA. Tomorrow they play at 5:30 p.m. at Claxton.

The Bradwell Tigers dropped to 3-26 overall, after having to forfeit their three game series against Glynn Academy.

FPCA’s baseball team lost 7-6 at Robert Toombs Christian Academy last Monday. Last Thursday they defeated Twiggs Academy 12-1. Saturday they played at Thomas Jefferson Academy where they lost 14-0. The Highlander baseball team is 5-11 overall and 4-1 in GISA region 2-AA.

Sign up for our e-newsletters