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Goodwin Elected To MASCAC Hall Of Fame

Jen Goodwin (Steve Musco photo)
Jen Goodwin (Steve Musco photo)

Three-Time All-American At Bridgewater State

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Jen Goodwin, who recently completed her seventh season as the head coach of Yale's softball team, has been elected to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.

Goodwin starred at Bridgewater State from 1993 to 1996. A three-time NCAA All-America selection, including first team honors in 1996, she also was the ECAC Player of the Year in 1995 and 1996 and the MASCAC Player of the Year in 1996. In 1993, Goodwin was named the Bridgewater State First Year Athlete of the Year, and in 1995 was selected as the Female Athlete of the Year. She was also inducted into the BSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.

Goodwin currently owns numerous batting records at Bridgewater State as she is the all-time leader in batting average (.462), home runs (38), extra base hits (103), runs batted in (200) doubles (48) and slugging percentage (.875). She also holds the single season marks for batting average (.504) and home runs (14) which were set in 1993 and 1995, respectively. Her 38 career home runs ranked fifth all-time in NCAA Division III softball history at the time of her induction, and she was also ranked in the top ten in runs batted in and slugging percentage.

In 1994, Goodwin helped the Bears advance all the way to the championship game of the NCAA Division III Softball Finals (World Series). The Bears also competed in the NCAA Tournament in 1993 and 1996, and captured the MASCAC title three times (1993, 1994, 1996) during her career.

Goodwin graduated from Bridgewater State in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. Following graduation, she played for the Stratford Brakettes, where she was a third-team ASA All-American at third base. She also played two years on the USA Women's National Baseball team.

Goodwin will be recognized at a formal MASCAC Hall of Fame induction which will be coupled with a MASCAC athletic championship or event at the site in which the individual competed or was housed during the 2019-20 year.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity