DETROIT, Mich. -- The 2009 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Women's Soccer National Champions received a boost to their backline and goalkeeping corps when local standout Taryn Goslow signed a 2013-14 Letter of Intent to join the Mustangs of Marygrove College. The Hazel Park Viking is the first to join the women's soccer program since a pair of Vikings – Nicole Mabee and four-year Mustang Deanna Lints – helped lead the Mustangs to their unlikely inaugural season title run.
Goslow, a 5'7" hard-nosed goalie/stopper, will join head coach Tony Williams and the Mustangs after a two-year varsity starting career for the Vikings. At the conclusion of her junior campaign on the pitch, the keeper/stopper was named to the All-Oakland Activities Association (OAA) Blue Division All-Conference and All-District teams for the Vikings. As her senior season winds down, Goslow will likely earn another OAA Sportsmanship Award – an award the character-driven student-athlete has grown accustomed to receiving over the course of her career at Hazel Park.
Goslow's triumphs on the mat as a wrestler for the Vikings rivals the soccer success.
Joining the boy's team, the four-year wrestling star worked her way to becoming a highly-ranked girl's wrester in the state in a career that would ultimately lead to Goslow becoming a boy's regional qualifier. The high in-state recognition led to a top national ranking as well for the soon-to-be Mustang. Goslow, showcasing her passion for sports, hit the court to play volleyball to keep busy before her senior wrestling season.
In the classroom, Goslow will fit in well with the Mustangs after being a two-year National Honor Society member and Scholar-Athlete at Hazel Park. The Marygrove Women's Soccer program currently boasts the top GPA of all sports at the Detroit-based College.
Coach Williams on Goslow: In Taryn, we receive a very athletic player with a wide skill set. To begin her college career, we will look to Taryn to help us shape up our backline as well as join our goalkeeping corps. Her ability to be effective in multiple roles on the field will help ease her transition into a very competitive conference (WHAC). I look forward to coaching Taryn and the rest of the team soon.