Good's return great for JMU softball

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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- James Madison redshirt senior Megan Good is back on the softball field after missing the 2018 season with a knee injury.

Good's return is a major boost to an already talented JMU roster. The Fort Defiance H.S. graduate earned All-American honors in each of her first three seasons with the Dukes and was named the Shutt Sports/NFCA Division I National Player of the Year in 2017.

Good is a two-way star who excels both in the batter's box and the pitcher's circle.

She owns a .354 batting average to go along with 29 home runs in 539 career at-bats while recording a 0.86 ERA and 692 strikeouts in 653.2 innings pitched.

"She's an amazing athlete," said JMU head coach Loren LaPorte. "She provides more experience. She has pitched in three postseasons."

With Good back in the fold, expectations are high for the Dukes in 2019 with some believing JMU is a contender for the Women's College World Series.

"We were taught to ignore the noise," said Good. "Just play our own game and I think that's what we are going to do this year just play within ourselves and keep going."