One Halifax native has taken a leadership position in college athletics to go along with her spot on the Mass Maritime Buccaneers softball team.
Mass Maritime Academy junior Emily Goodwin, a Halifax native and class of 2015 Silver Lake Regional High School grad, was named to the NCAA Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference’s representative, earlier this month.
The announcement was made by MASCAC (Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference) Commissioner Angela Baumann.
Goodwin’s three-year term with the position started as soon as she was appointed to it. She will be among a group of student-athletes throughout the region on a committee discussing the issues impacting college athletics and how the student-athlete experience can be improved..
This position is a major accomplishment for Goodwin not only because she was selected of all the athletes at Mass Maritime, but because she is just the second athlete from the school in the last eight years to be appointed to this post.
Over the past two seasons, Goodwin has been a valuable piece of Mass Maritime’s lineup. In 49 games, she has hit .274, knocked in 24 runs and a owned a .745 OPS in that span.
This past season, she made 21 starts at first base for her team and the Buccaneers had their best finish in the past decade at 7-17. Playing first base required some versatility on Goodwin’s part since it was not her natural position. Her freshman year, she played shortstop at school.
The Buccaneers softball season starts back up on March 15, 2018 with a road doubleheader against the Wentworth Institute of Technology (3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. start times), weather permitting because college softball and baseball games in March are often postponed if there is still snow on the ground or if it is raining.