By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Brent Lanier Memorial Scholarship awarded to Roberto Lindsay

In 2002, the Brent Lanier Memorial Soccer Scholarship was created in loving memory of Anson Brent Lanier. Brent graduated from South Gwinnett in 1996 as an outstanding athlete and student.

He is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Brent is greatly missed by his parents Don and Debbie Lanier, his family and many friends. 

The scholarship was set up in Brent’s memory to honor him. The scholarship is given annually to a deserving South Gwinnett Senior Varsity Soccer Player to assist him or her in pursuing their education. This is the fourteenth scholarship to be given.

The 2015th Brent Lanier Scholarship goes to a very deserving candidate - someone who has played soccer since the age of seven and who clearly loves the game. He is an outstanding young man, student and athlete. The winner of the Brent Lanier Scholarship is Roberto Lindsay. 

Roberto is the son of Roberto and Gema Lindsay of Loganville, GA. Roberto is an Honor Roll student. He has received many awards including the Golden Boot award during his sophomore year and the Best Offensive Player of the Year during his junior year. Roberto received the Best Defensive Player of the year for 2015 and the Most Valuable Player of the year for 2015. He has lettered in both soccer and football as he is a kicker for South Gwinnett’s football team.  

Roberto has exhibited a tremendous amount of dedication to his sports, his academics and his community while at South Gwinnett. Roberto will be attending Georgia State University in the fall. He will be majoring in either neurology or Physical Therapy - Roberto will very ably represent the honor of Brent’s Scholarship.