Esperanza Castro, a senior at Bradwell Institute, committed and signed a letter of intent April 10 to play college basketball at East Georgia State College in Swainsboro.
On the court, she helped lead the Lady Tigers to the Sweet Sixteen and an overall record of 16-12. In the classroom Castro has a 3.3 GPA.
“Espii has been a great leader and she has really worked hard to improve over her four years at Bradwell to where she is a prolific point guard.” Coach Faye Baker said. “As she continues to improve, I expect her to do great things at the next level.”
Castro is the oldest of seven children; Her mother and her entire family have known for a long time that she is special and tough as she played football for Snelson-Golden Middle School.
She credits her mother and her grandfather for instilling the values in her to be successful.
Her mother, Aumaga Savea, said, “We are just so proud of her because God has blessed her so abundantly. We just see how God has ordered her steps as she walks with Him to be the success that she is!”
Her faith and her family are a big part of the young lady she is as she is active with her grandfather’s church and in the lives of her siblings and cousins.
East Georgia State College Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Warren Goosby, a Midway native and graduate of Bradwell Institute (1999) was very excited.
“She is an incredible young lady and the energy that surrounds her will have a great impact on the college level. Esperanza Castro is the type of person who lights up the room with positivity and we believe she will continue this at East Georgia State College.”