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King signs with Erskine College
Former Effingham County student Brennan King (right) set records in soccer and football for Guam High School.
Kicker Brennan King is the first female player to score in a Guam high school football game. She was named MVP of the Panthers' special teams.

Former Effingham County High School soccer player and Guam High School multi-sport athlete Brennan King loves to compete and has never shied away from attempting something new.  Deciding where to play soccer at the collegiate level was her next logical step.

Erskine College and its women’s soccer coach, Robin Smith, helped make the decision to play soccer in South Carolina easier.

“My visit to Erskine was great, even though I was a bit jet lagged from the 24-hour flight from Guam to South Carolina that covered almost 8,000 miles," King said. " I talked to coach and she laid out the goals for the program and where I fit into that plan. There were other scholarship offers from really good schools.

"However, I felt like the community at Erskine was a perfect fit for me.”

On April 2, King signed a letter of intent. She will pursue a degree in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy and hopes to one day work with athletes or special-needs children.

A career involving athletics only seems fitting for a young lady who competes with passion.

  “Someone once told me you must play with passion or not play at all,” King said. 

King exemplifies passion as a multi-sport athlete who loves to stay busy.  She plays soccer in both a women’s league and in high school team ,along with volleyball and football.

Academically, she has a 3.9 GPA and has maintained those high marks while working, volunteering and playing multiple sports.

King set Guam High School records in football and soccer.  As a senior, she was the kicker on the football team, becoming the first female in school history to score. She was named special teams MVP in football and serves as a co-captain on the soccer team where she plays striker.

 She is the Panthers' leading scorer and is the first female soccer player from Guam High School to sign a letter of intent to play soccer at the collegiate level.

This spring, she has scored eight goals through three games while extending her career goals mark to 53.

“I couldn’t accomplish any of this without great teammates, coaches, my family, and my faith in God,” King said. 

Coaches from Effingham United, Effingham County High School, Guam’s Women’s League and Guam High School influenced her development.

She enjoys coaching younger players, officiating soccer games and volunteering with various non-profit organizations.  King has served as a volunteer coach and loves to work with special-needs children.