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Tide’s Powe named to all-state second team
Ciazia Powe
Long County defender Ciazia Powe was named to the coaches’ all-state second team. Powe also scored eight goals. Photo provided

Ciazia Powe was only a member of the Long County Lady Blue Tide soccer team for one season, but she instantly made her mark on the team. She was recently given another honor as she was named to the Georgia Coaches Association all state second team as a defender.

The transfer from Illinois made an immediate impact for the Lady Tide, helping them to their best start in eight seasons as they opened the year 8-0 before finishing 14-4-1 with their 10th straight playoff appearance.

Powe was electric on the defense for the Lady Tide, making big plays to keep teams out of goal while also scoring eight goals.

“I’m so grateful to receive such acknowledgement as well as appreciation,” Powe said. “This means a lot to me and I’m so happy to have the best support system from family, coaches and teammates. I wouldn’t have been the player or person I’ve become this season without them.”

Powe was also named the 912 Sports Magazine Girls Soccer Player of the Year for Small Schools and made the Region 3-AAA first team. She talked about being able to have all the success she has had in her career.

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning studying, sacrifice and, most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do,” Powe said.

She will now take her talents to NCAA Division II school University of South Carolina- Beaufort to play soccer. She signed to play with the Sand Sharks ahead of the 2024 season.

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