Spring is a time of renewal, and that is certainly true for college sports programs in general -- and for the Brewton-Parker College women's soccer team in particular.
Three new recruits for the Lady Barons soccer team -- Carly Colombero, Shelley O'Gorman and Hailey Seats -- were on campus April 17 to register for their fall classes and complete a run-through of the women's soccer summer conditioning program.
"It was great to see the enthusiasm of the new players," said women's soccer coach Bill Glass. "They energized our whole team and we had a great work-out."
Colombero played varsity soccer at Dacula High School and is a strong defender who has even pitched in to play goalkeeper when required.
"I like defense," said Colombero, who comes from a soccer-playing family. Her older sister played at Lander College (S.C.) and her brother is currently playing at Newberry College (S.C.).
Aside from soccer, Colombero enjoys participating in youth group activities at her church - Central Christian Church in Lawrenceville. She has been on several mission trips with the group. Colombero will major in education and hopes to become a teacher.
O'Gorman attends Central Fellowship Christian Academy in Macon, where she played varsity soccer. Her favorite position is forward, where she played last year and scored 13 goals. This year, she is playing midfield and has two goals and four assists thus far in the season.
O'Gorman was born in England and has one brother and one sister, both of whom play soccer. Her father was in the Air Force, so the family moved around a lot until finally settling in Georgia permanently in 1998.
Aside from soccer, O'Gorman volunteers in several programs including helping Air Force families who have fathers and mothers deployed to Iraq. She also volunteers to teach Spanish to grade-school children, which fits in with her goal of becoming a teacher. O'Gorman will major in education at Brewton-Parker.
Seats has been the leading scorer for Hiram High School in each of the last four years, amassing 58 goals during her high school career playing forward. She can also play defensive midfield.
Seats has lived in Hiram for eight years, previously she lived in Virginia, Missouri and England, she has one older brother who plays hockey for Kennesaw State University.
Seats is active in the Future Business Leaders of America and in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Her long-term ambition is to become a teacher, she will major in early childhood education at Brewton-Parker College.
"We are expecting to play host to several more recruits at our next registration, which is coming up June 18," said Glass. "Our 2004 women's soccer team is coming together very nicely."
Bill Glass (far left), women's soccer coach at Brewton-Parker College, stands with signees Hailey Seats, Carly Colombero and Shelley O'Gorman during their April 17 visit to the Mount Vernon campus to register for their fall classes and complete a run-through of the women's soccer summer conditioning program.