Eagles' Goggles signs with Green River CC

Apr 2, 2017 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

The St. Stephen's all-state performer will play basketball for the two-year college in Washington.

She'll be an Eagle in the swamp next fall in Auburn, Washington.

St. Stephen's Lady Eagles standout basketball player Trinity Goggles has signed a national letter of intent to play point guard for the Green River Community College Gators next fall.

Goggles is a three-time all-state player for St. Stephen's and decided to take the offer from Gators head coach Demetrius McQuarn after a campus visit last week.

"I like how he communicated with me," said Goggles. "The way the coach talked to me and the connection I felt from the beginning, it reminded me of how Mike (Redman) is with me."

Goggles was heavily recruited in Wyoming and outside the state, as well.

"She was looking towards Minnesota and Iowa," said mother Christy Goggles. "She had quite a few offers."

Goggles had many letters and calls of interest.

Eastern Wyoming in Torrington was interested, as well as Northwest College in Powell and she made a campus visit to Central Wyoming.

Goggles will join four other freshmen from Oregon, California and Arizona on McQuarn's squad.The Gators were 7-21 last season, but McQuarn brings collegiate experience as an assistant and head junior varsity coach at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. The University of British Columbia graduate also worked as a high school head coach and a basketball skill development trainer.

Green River is a large community college with 11,000 students located on a heavily wooded 180-acre campus in Auburn. The Gators compete in the North West Athletic Association of Community Colleges.

"We didn't even know they were looking at here until last week," said Christy Goggles. "She went for a visit and she was interested in that coach. It's quite a few kids.I'm excited for her and happy she decided to take the next step."

Goggles was an all-around player for the Eagles.

She ran the offense at point, led the team in rebounding, was a tenacious defender and the second-highest scorer on St. Stephen's state runner-up squad.

Goggles will major in accounting.

"I'm very excited," said Goggles. "All the other coaches talked about playing for two years and not what my future was like afterwards.Coach McQuarn was interested in what I would do after I played for him."

Goggles thanked her grandparents Owen Goggles, Rupert Ducky Goggles and John Goggles for their support and positive influence as she grew up.