By Craig Beilfuss

MUSKEGON— Reeths-Puffer senior Emma Martin signed her national letter of intent on Wednesday afternoon and will continue her soccer career at Calvin University in Grand Rapids.

Tradition rich Calvin is a Division III college and a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). Martin will be under the direction of Knights head coach Emily Ottenhoff.

During Martin’s senior season for the Rockets, she has been an intergal part in leading Reeths-Puffer to a 10-3 record, 5-2 in the OK Conference-Green.

On the field, Martin’s main positions are as a striker or out on the wing. This is her first year of playing varsity soccer.

She was kind of playing club soccer and doing her thing in the club scene and playing for the West Michigan Storm and for Jeff Anhalt, the coach over there,” said first-year coach Kody Harrell. I believe he (Anhalt) played a big role in helping Emma out in figuring what she really wanted to do with college. He’s been really helpful,

She’s a very smart player on the field and she is always one, two or three steps ahead of her opponent.”

According to Harrell, Martin is a model student-athlete.

“She is a great student athlete and a lot of the other students look up to her,” he said. “I am really excited to see what happens over the next three or four years at Calvin for her.”

Martin has a 3.8 GPA at Reeths-Puffer. She plans to study Sports Medicine and Kinesiology as her major.

Emma is the daughter of Krissy Weaver and Elon Martin.

All photo’s are courtesy of LSJ photographer Joe Lane