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Women’s Basketball

Leech Lakers Women's Basketball Team.

 

The Lady Lakers had an eventful second half of the season last year. Along with a new coach, and participating in their first National Basketball Tournament at AIHEC in Rapid City, South Dakota, the ladies fought hard right to their last game. Three players graduated, Tifani Ellis, Tonya Morris, and Petra Rodriguez. End of season awards went to Tonya Morris, receiving the MVP award, and Danika Staples who received the Academic Excellence Award.

The Lady Lakers welcomed a new coach mid season, Tara Goodsky from Bemidji. Tara played for the Deer River Warriors and the Bemidji State University Beavers. She holds a BA in American Indian Studies and a minor in Psychology. She began playing basketball in the 3rd grade and continued on through the collegiate level. As a player and now a coach, she is very supportive of student athletes and actively helps balance life, school, and their passion to play.

 

Lady Lakers Biography

 

Name: Alyss Mountain #31
Year: 2
Major Declared: Law Enforcement 
Previous School: Red Lake High School
Hometown: Red Lake MN
Height: 5' 7"
Position: Forward
Quote:  "When you feel like quitting, think about why you started" 

Name: Averi Holtusen #3
Year: 1
Major Declared: Early Childhood Education 
Previous School: Red Lake High School
Hometown: Red Lake
Height: 5' 6"
Position: Guard
Quote: "You don't have to be the best, but you do have to play your best!"

Name: Candace Jacobs #24
Year: 1
Major Declared: Criminal Justice
Previous School: Cass Lake-Bena High School
Hometown: Cass Lake MN
Height: 5" 6"
Position: Guard
Quote:

Name: Danica Staples #22
Year: 2
Major Declared: Liberal Education
Previous School: Cass Lake-Bena High School
Hometown: Cass Lake MN
Height: 5' 3"
Position: Guard
Quote: "I am better than I was. I'll be better than I am"

Name: Mariah Reyes #5
Year: 2
Major Declared: S.T.E.M.
Previous School: Cass Lake-Bena High School
Hometown: Cass Lake MN
Height: 6"
Position: Point Guard
Quote: "Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations"

Name: Sunshyne Kingbird #21
Year: 1
Major Declared: Liberal Education
Previous School: Cass Lake-Bena High School
Hometown: Cass Lake MN
Height: 5' 9"
Position: Center
Quote: "Living like Larry"

 


 

Tara Goodsky Coach Major: BA degree in Indian Studies and Minor in Psychology
Prev. school: Deer River High School, Bemidji State University
Hometown: Deer River, but I now live in Bemidji
Height: 5’10
Position: Coach/College Recruiter
Highlights: Mother to 3 sons, avid gardner, baker, & yard saler. Self-proclaimed paranormal investigator, bigfoot hunter, & ufologist.
Quote: Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

 

 

Tara Goodsky  
Women's Basketball Coach

tara.goodsky@lltc.edu

Leech Lakers 2017-2018 Schedule