Riverside's Goza signs letter of intent with WBC

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lady Rebel Meagan Goza inked a letter of intent to play basketball for Williams Baptist College Tuesday afternoon at Riverside's High School Gymnasium in Lake City.

Riverside's Meagan Goza inks letter of intent to play basketball for Williams Baptist College; Seated, left to right are Riverside Coach Carrie Redman, Goza and WBC Coach Carol Halford; Standing, left to right are Riverside Assitant Coach Lori Butler; Scott Holden (Goza's stepfather) Goza's mother, Mary Holden, Tim Goza (Goza's father) and WBC assistant coach Mike Chipman.

Goza chose WBC over the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, a Division 1 school. The senior also had interest from Arkansas State University, Missouri State University, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Bradley, among others.

The six foot one inch Goza averaged 25 points, 12 rebounds and four assists during her junior campaign and is a two time all-state selection.

"We are excited to have Meagan on our team," said WBC Coach Carol Halford. "She has the ability to score and has a real nice touch around the basket. She can also shoot from the perimeter. She is a post player and those are hard to find. She has all the qualities in a student athlete that we look for," added Halford.

Goza credited Riverside Coach Carrie Redman for helping her in the recruiting process. "Meagan will be a great asset to WBC," said Redman. "This is a great day for Meagan. WBC is a perfect choice for her. She has worked very hard for this opportunity. She is an excellent athlete, student and person. We will really miss her after this season, but I am very happy for her," said Redman.

Goza also praised her mother. "My mom has always been there to see that I got to my AAU games and summer camps. She has always been there for me. My dad and step-dad have helped out a lot too, and deserve a lot of credit. My teammates have helped me out, making me look good, and getting me to the point where I am today. I am very excited," said Goza.

Goza said one of the main reasons she chose WBC was because it was close to home. "I wanted to be near my family so they could see me play," said Goza.

"I knew after I visited WBC and talked to Coach Halford that it was the place for me," added Goza. "I think I will enjoy playing there and will able to contribute to the team," concluded Goza.

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