BY JEFF FALK
Callie Good’s word is as strong as iron.
On the heels of a more-than-a-year-long verbal commitment to Canisius, Good officially joined the school’s Division One women’s soccer program on Wednesday, national signing day across the country. Good was one of seven senior student-athletes from Palmyra, which has quickly become the largest producer of college athletes in Lebanon County, to sign on dotted lines.
After making her commitment to Canisius public last winter, Good for-went her final season of eligibility on Palmyra’s highly successful girls’ basketball team to focus on her soccer skills. Not unlike in hoops, Good has been a shut-down defender for the Cougars throughout her career on the Palmyra pitch.
Canisius is located in Buffalo, New York.
Joining Good in what has become somewhat of a day of celebration at Palmyra High School, were field hockey players Olivia Youngs and Amber Bailey, who both picked Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Tyler Morder, who will play baseball at Seton Hall University. Fellow 12th-grader Bryce Betz declared his intentions to compete in baseball and swimming while attending Lebanon Valley College, while Palmyra lacrosse players Evan Downey and John Bernhard selected Cabrini and Immaculata, respectively.