Reed City shortstop proved to be among the best in the area

See why Kaylin Goodman is confident with the Coyotes' future

Kaylin Goodman



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BIG RAPIDS – Kaylin Goodman can’t wait for her junior softball season at Reed City.

Goodman played a key role in a major improvement for the Coyote softball program. Reed City had dropped its first 24 games in 2021 but had a second-place effort in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division in 2022.

“I think I did a lot better with hitting,” Goodman said. “It took a lot of work during the offseason and I play over the summer.”

Goodman is a shortstop for Reed City. It’s been her long-time position. Her fielding and throwing were strong. The team’s defense was among the reasons the Coyotes did so much better this year.

Goodman batted third in the lineup with an  average of.333, 27 RBIs, 11 stolen bases and a .874 fielding percentage. She led the team with 10 doubles and four triples. She earned all-conference and all-district honors.

“She has a 3.93 GPA and is our best all-around player,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said.

Goodman among the several Reed City players involved with the Rage summer softball team. She said she wants to improve on her fielding during her offseason work.

“It’s important to play during the summer,” she said. “It keeps you in the game and keeps you working.’

Softball is in her only sport.

“I like that there’s so much to it,” she said. ‘Next season, we should improve a lot more from this year.”


Favorite good: Cheeseburger

Favorite subject in school: Math

Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite musician: Jack Bryant

Favorite activity outside of sports: Hanging out with friends 

Career goal:  Nursing