Texas Catcher Signs NLI with Memphis Softball
Nov. 14, 2011
MEMPHIS - University of Memphis head softball coach Natalie Poole announced on Monday that Georganna Goodwin, a catcher out of Lone Oak High School in Lone Oak, Texas, signed her letter of intent to play with the Tigers.
Goodwin is the first Memphis signee by Poole who took over the program earlier this year after successful head coaching stints at McNeese State and Georgia Southern.
"We're excited about Georganna being the first to sign with the University of Memphis under our coaching staff," Poole said. "We're looking forward to her athleticism as well as her commitment to academics. Offensively, we feel like she is going to be a contributor with this program. We're looking forward to her success here and what's she's going to bring to this team."
A senior at Lone Oak HS, Goodwin has lettered the past three years under Coach Brandy Smith. She was named the district catcher of the year last season as a junior and is a two-time all-district first team selection and was a second team pick as a freshman. Goodwin also earned academic all-district honors all three years and is a two-time NFCA All-American scholar.
Last year, Goodwin hit .540 with 21 RBI, 14 doubles, two triples and four home runs, helping Lone Oak finish 17-6. She has a career batting average of .525 in three seasons and has allowed just one stolen base in her two years behind the plate at catcher. Goodwin has led her team in batting average, on-base percentage, home runs and RBI during each of the past three seasons. She has also served as the team captain all three years.
Goodwin played summer travel ball with the Texas Rage from 2005-08 and the Texas Travelers from 2008-09. She helped the Travelers to a 14U-A State Championship. Since 2009, Goodwin has played with the Texas Elite coached by Don Mongillo.
Goodwin is the daughter of Dusty and Becky Goodwin. She was voted the Lone Oak HS Most Dependable in 2010 and Most Athletic in 2011. She is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Beta and the Junior Advisory Board.