By Nate Dugener

GRAND HAVEN– Grand Haven’s Molly Long has officially signed her national letter of intent to pursue her academic and athletic career at the next level. Long has committed to play at Grace College in Indiana.

Grace College Indiana is a member of the Crossroads League. The Lancers finished 20-16 overall, 8-10 in the conference. The Lancers also finished as quarterfinalists in the NCCAA.

Grand Haven finished 10-12 last year. Long, a 6-1 forward/center was an integral part of the Buccaneers’ success. She was a three-year starter on the varsity. Long averaged eight points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 blocks per game during the 2020-2021 season.

“She is very good on the inside and loves to step out and take the 15-footer,” Grand Haven coach Katie Kowalczyk-Fulmer said. “She can shoot the 3 and is good from the free-throw line as well. She is a very versatile player. She was our most consistent player on both ends of the floor. Molly is extremely coachable and has been a great teammate and role model in our program. It has been fun to watch her game develop over the years. Molly has worked very hard at the game of basketball and deserves all the success she has had.”

Molly also thrived on the volleyball court. She played three seasons on varsity.

Long has a 3.55 GPA and is planning on studying exercise science at Grace.

Photo’s are courtesy of Grace Montgomery