By Craig Beilfuss

NEWAYGO—Emmerson Goodin made it official on Wednesday afternoon as she signed her national letter of intent to continue her basketball career next season at Muskegon Community College

During her senior season, she helped lead the Lions to a 22-2 overall record and a CSAA-Gold championship. Newaygo lost in the regional championship game to Grand Rapids West Catholic.

During her senior campaign, Goodin averaged 15.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 deflections and 1.5 assists per game.

Goodin scored 946 points in her career (9th all-time in school history) and hauled down 675 rebounds (5th all time in school history).

Emmerson was a four-year starter for me,” Newaygo coach Nathan Thomasma said. “Her athleticism and toughness are off the charts. Best set of hands in traffic that I have ever coached.”

Her ability to affect games with her scoring rebound and steals were invaluable for the Lions.

“She never wanted to settle to just be good when she easily could have,” Thomasma said. “She worked very hard to make herself a great basketball player.”

At Muskegon Community College,she be coached by Jason Cooper, who was at Wednesday’s signing.

The Jayhawks are coming off a highly successful season as they finished the year with a 25-6 overall record. MCC is a member of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.

Goodin has a 3.99 GPA at Newaygo and has chosen to major in Exercise Science at MCC.

Emmerson is the daughter of Mark and Lynn Goodin.

All photo’s below are courtesy of LSJ photographer Craig Beilfuss