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Senior Spotlight: Jamya Brinson leaves her mark on Bainbridge, looks forward to the next level

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 18:43:48-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) — The Bainbridge girls soccer team got nine games in before their season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and senior Jamya Brinson was a big part of the Bearcat's success that she now looks to carry over to college.

The word 'resilient' can be used to describe the class of 2020.

"Our class struggled through everything, through Hurricane Michael, through the pandemic," said Brinson.

A struggle that's made them stronger.

"Now, we're more humble," Brinson said. "I've gotten over it but I haven't really gotten over it."

For Bainbridge soccer standout Jamya Brinson, it's a season she still thinks about. The senior was less than 20 goals from becoming the career leader when the season was cancelled.

She scored 48 goals in 58 varsity games with 25 assists. As a junior, she registered 21 goals and 12 assists with 12 and four in nine games before the COVID-19 social distancing curtailed the season.

Brinson is third on the goal scoring list in BHS Girls History.

"I was hoping that we were going to get to go back, so I had an idea that we were going to get to go back" said Brinson, "but then we got the text that there was no more season for us."

No more season, no more record to chase.

"I feel terrible, but like I said, it is what it is," she said.

For Brinson soccer isn't over. The forward will compete at the next level at Middle Georgia State University, but Bainbridge will always have her heart.

"The seniors, it was the best set of seniors that ever passed through Bainbridge High School, to me," Brinson said. "It was a really good team."

It's a team that's been tested and is stronger for it.

Brinson said her freshman season has already been shortened thanks to the pandemic. She has plans to study biology and one day become a pharmacist.