Liberty County High School soccer player Myesha Robinson signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Friday at the LCHS media center.
Robinson, who scored 11 goals for the Lady Panthers last season, said choosing Tifton-based ABAC was easy.
“It’s not that far away from home, so my parents can come see me play,” she said, adding that she will receive a full scholarship. “The school is reliable, has my major and I can play soccer.”
Robinson, who started her high-school career at First Presbyterian Christian Academy, plans to study biology.
She said the coaching staff at ABAC will look to play her in many spots, including the striker position, forward or right wing.
“I will have an opportunity to start and play all the games,” Robinson said. “It’s a big opportunity to be signing especially here in Hinesville. Not everybody gets publicity from here in soccer.”
LCHS head coach Jarvis McArthur said he was thrilled when Robinson transferred to his program.
“I was happy to get her from coach, Tom (Sukaratana),” he said. “She is a great addition to the team. This is her second year on the team, and her skill level is very good. She led the team in scoring last year.”
Sukaratana not only coached Robinson at FPCA, but also coached her on the Hinesville Gator recreational team.
“She was one of the girls who scored a goal for me in the state-championship game,” Sukaratana said about Robinson’s time at FPCA. “I think she is ready, and she is fast and quick and I think she will do well at ABAC. She will help their team and it will be a good opportunity for her.”
Her mother, Deborah Robinson, said the signing was the icing on the cake.
“This is everything coming true … all the soccer tournaments, staying up late, the traveling, long weekends … everything,” she said. “All the long hours on the soccer field and just when you don’t think it is going to happen … it’s great.”
Her father, Maurice Robinson, said it was a proud moment.
“I was hoping she would achieve something with all the time she spent in soccer from 3 years old until now … it’s a very exciting and proud moment,” he said. “I heard a lot about ABAC and I’m glad she has chosen that school.”