Two girls who have spent their Briarwood school days as friends and longtime softball teammates will play college softball for opposing teams next year.
Chloe Wilson and Madeline Jackson each penned their signatures to letters of intent to play collegiate softball during a Nov. 13 signing at Briarwood Academy. Wilson signed to play at Augusta University in Augusta and Jackson signed to play at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville in 2020.
“This is a big day for Madeline and Chloe. All of their hard work is paying off,” said Athletic Director Bo Fleming as he opened the ceremony. “As a school we are very excited for their futures.”
Speaking of coaching his daughter, Chloe Wilson, and coaching Jackson, Wayne Wilson told the audience that the harder one works, the luckier one gets. “This today is a product of hard work,” he said.
Wilson and Jackson have been students at Briarwood since the beginning of their school years and they have been teammates since they were 10 years old. “Now they get to play against each other,” Wilson said as the young women signed their documents. “These girls have been working hard since the sixth grade and I am very proud of them. Not only do they do well on the softball field, they are good students as well.”
The coach said the signing is a blessing to the Briarwood Academy softball program and the result of hard work Wilson and Jackson and the rest of the team have put in. Wilson has been a pitcher for the Lady Bucs since the eighth grade and Jackson plays infield.
“Augusta College and Georgia College are getting two fine young ladies,” Wilson said. “They will make big impacts where they are going. I am looking forward to watching them,” he said.