By CINDY CROSBY
Former Colleton County High School Lady Cougar Soccer standout Amiyah Robinson just returned home after competing for a NJCAA Division I Soccer National Championship with Spartanburg Methodist College. Robinson, a 2019 graduate of CCHS, helped her team to a 6-3-1 overall record and an undefeated finish in NJCAA Region X (3-0). They would claim the Region X Conference Championship and go on to earn the Southeast District Championship, earning a spot in the NJCAA National DI Women’s Soccer Championship held June 3-8 in Evans, Georgia.
Robinson and the Lady Pioneers would fall against No. 1 seed Tyler (7-1) and tie against No. 8 seed Indian Falls (0-0) in the double-elimination tournament.
Following the National Championship, Robinson announced plans to continue her academic and athletic career at Life University in Marietta, Georgia where she will compete with the Running Eagles in the Mid-South Conference in NAIA. Playing soccer since the age of 10, Robinson spent six years playing for the Colleton County Lady Cougars – four of which she contributed at the varsity level. She was a three-time All-Region selection. Robinson also participated in softball and volleyball for Colleton County.
“Playing for Spartanburg Methodist was never my plan, but I had to trust that God had another path that was greater,” said Robinson in her social media post Saturday June 5. “This season has been very difficult because of COVID-19. Through those obstacles we were regional and district champions. To put the icing on the cake, we were only the second team in SMC history to make it to Nationals. I connected with some great teammates who I will miss dearly. I also made lifelong friendships I will cherish. With that being said, I am excited to be starting a new chapter playing for Life University. I know the best is yet to come.”
Robinson is the daughter of Jesse and Sherry Robinson of Walterboro.