Berry College snags 2 Gladiators for basketball

Front row from left are  father Vince Pastorello, Mackenzie Bryan, and mother Sandra Pastorello; mother Tiffany Tanguilig, SydneyTanguilig and father Larry Tanguilig. Rear row are from left Thomas Hidell, Holly Hidell, Kate Hidell, Tommy Hidell, PEAK Performance coach Bruce Price, sister Berkley Bryan, Principal Jimmy Zoll, coach Kirk Call, sister, Carson Tanguilig, Athletic Director Jason Holcombe and brother Tyler Tanguilig.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Berry College came looking for basketball talent April 17, and decided to double dip, signing two lady Gladiator senior players.

Mackenzie Bryan and Sydney Tanguilig participated in their athletic signing ceremonies together. 

Tanguilig has played basketball since the age of 7 including all four years on the varsity team at Johns Creek High School. 

She served as captain of her AAU teams and the JCHS team.  Her other accomplishments include:

A four-year Letterman;

Named Student-Athlete of the Month;

Recipient of the Fulton County Scholar Athlete Award;

3-time First Team All-Region;

Region 7 6AAAAAA 2017 Player of the Year. 

Tanguilig finished her high school career scoring more than 1,000 points.

Bryan grew up in Johns Creek attending Dolvin ES, Autry Mill MS and JCHS. 

Basketball has been her sport of choice since the second grade. She is the team’s 6-foot 3-inch center, leading the team with a winning record.  

Bryan has also enjoyed watching her sister Berkley, who is a track and field athlete at Samford University.

Bryan is a volunteer with the Georgia Special Olympics as a youth ambassador and also served as a leader in the Johns Creek Junior Civitan Club for the last four years. 

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