MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The 2019 season is right around the corner for Georgia College Soccer, and Bobcat Athletics has announced 10 new additions to the roster that begins play Sept. 6.
All 10 come from inside the Peach State, featuring an impressive resume in both high school and club soccer.
Defender Grace Barham (Canton) graduated from Woostock High, where she played for Kelly Burke. Barham's club action came with UFA Milton and head coach Craig Berounsky.
Madi Britt (Statham) comes to Bobcat Country from Prince Avenue Christian School in Bogart, where she played for coach Michael Palmer. The Athens Banner Herald Female Athlete of the Year and Girls Soccer Player of the Year, Britt finished her career with over 100 goals and 1,000 points in her basketball career. The DiVarsity Private 1A Girls Soccer Player of the Year as well, she picked up All-Area honors in each of her four seasons. She played club ball for Dom Martelli and the Atlanta Fire ECNL '00. That squad played in the 2017 ECNL Nationals. Britt plans to major in exercise science.
Forward Nadira Colbert (Duluth) graduated from Duluth High, where she played for head coach Jordan White. Colbert was a first team pick for both All-Region and All-County for the Wildcats. She played her club ball with the AFU Elite and head coach Greg Hoover. Colbert plans to major in nursing.
Carlie Harriger makes the short trip from Macon, where she played at Howard High under head coach Susan George. The defender played club soccer with the GSA ECNL 01 and head coach Drew Prentice. Harriger plans to major in exercise science.
Kia Jie Jacobs (Atlanta) comes in with junior status after transferring from Division I Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida. Her high school play came at Woodward Academy and her club for Tophat 17 Gold, Concorde Fire South Athena A and Concorde Fire Central ECNL. A member of the ODP '98 team in 2014, further club accolades include 2015 Atlanta Club Champions, 2014 PLE Champion and 2014 State Champions. Joining the Bobcats for the exhibition season in the spring of 2019, Jacobs majors in physics.
Summer Ligon (Carrollton) comes to Milledgeville from Central High where she played for Ashley Hart. She also played for the State Cup Champion SSA Chelsea Elite 00G and head coach Jordan Davis. Ligon plans to major in environmental science.
Goalkeeper Kate Richardson hails from Marietta, playing her high school ball at Lassiter High under head coach Robbie Galvin. Richardson was a member of the 2016 State Championship squad for the Trojans. Her success also carried over to club ball, winning three State Cup Championships with coach Berounsky with the UFA Milton Premier '00. Richardson plans to major in marketing.
Katelyn Smith (Augusta) played four seasons with Lakeside High and head coach Nick Edmond. An All-Area First Team selection as a senior, Smith played her club soccer with South Carolina United '01 ECNL and head coach Tomasz Kluszczynski, Smith plans to major in exercise science.
Savannah native Haley Titus joins the Bobcats after graduating from Calvary Day where she played for Chad Griffin. Titus was a three-time All-Region honoree, and was chosen to three Greater Savannah All-Star Game contests. Her squad made school history in advancing to the state final four in 2018. She played club ball at Savannah United for Ciara Thomas, and was on Georgia's '01 ODP Team. She spent time in the SSA Training Elite Program and was a Georgia State Cup Champion as a guest player. Titus plans to major in exercise science.
Newnan native Ellie Watson is a graduate of East Coweta High, where she played for Todd Beldon. Watson is a two-time All-County First Team selection, and played in the state All-Star Game in each of her final two seasons. Club soccer came with the Southern Soccer Academy and head coach Davis. The team made four straight regional appearances, including a 2015 State Cup Championship.
These 10 and the remainder of the Bobcat roster will be in action Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at Eckerd College, with the home opener coming Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. against Lincoln Memorial University.
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