Cabot's Goodnight signs with ATU

Cabot High senior Megan Goodnight has signed to continue her softball career on the college level.

With family and friends in attendance, Megan signed a letter of intent to play for Arkansas Tech University at Russellville.

The 17-year-old has garnered many accolades since she began playing softball at age 4. Among them, she was All-State and All-Conference in the ninth grade. “That’s when Chad Longing furthered my love for softball.” Her junior year, she was named All-Conference.

Megan suffered a serious knee injury her sophomore year, just two weeks before the first game. “I had a great recovery thanks to Dr. Tom Roberts and therapist Beth Milligan. My injury increased my passion for the game and my trust in God,” she said.

Megan plays pitcher and throws a 63 mph average. “I’ve been taking hitting lessons with Brooks Morgan and pitching lessons with Roy Burlison and Jennifer Franklin since I was 8 years old.

They have become family, pushing me in all aspects of life.”

Megan is appreciative of her coaches and their support. “Coach (Chris) Cope, Coach (Sean) Coker, Coach Allison Astin and Sherri Bock drove me to the next level, preparing me for this softball season and college.”

Megan was inspired to play softball by the movie “The Sandlot.” She would love to be a softball coach someday.

“God has truly blessed me with supportive parents (Julie and Larry Goodnight), who go far beyond to make sure my dreams come true, and awesome friends and family that encourage me,” Megan said. “I want to give all the glory and honor to God.”