Coupeville High School senior Katrina McGranahan signed a letter of intent Tuesday, Jan. 23, to play softball for Everett Community College.
McGranahan, a pitcher and shortstop, is a three-year, first-team Olympic League selection in softball and was named the conference’s co-Most Valuable Player last spring.
She chose Everett Community College because of the “family atmosphere” she felt when practicing with the team.
“It’s also not far from home,” McGranahan added, “and I’m not ready to say good bye.”
Playing college softball “has always been a dream,” she said.
Heading into her final year of softball with Coupeville, she wants “to have fun” and “to build up the younger players’ confidence and help them follow their dream and show them anything is possible.”
She is the daughter of Kevin and Justine McGranahan.
Her father has been her coach most of her career.
“I am extremely proud of her and excited for her opportunity to play at the collegiate level,” Kevin McGranahan said. “She has put in a lot of her own time during the off-seasons to make herself and her teams better and achieve her dream to play at the next level. I feel like it was only yesterday she picked up a softball for the first time and I saw her fall in love with the game. No matter what happens from here, I couldn’t be more proud of her.”
Speaking from a coach’s perspective, he added, “Incoming freshman and future Coupeville softball players should understand the commitment and off-season work that goes into making yourself the best you can be. Softball doesn’t end — the season comes and goes, but it is a year-long sport just like any other, and if you put in the work you will see the results.”
Katrina McGranahan also starred in volleyball for Coupeville. She earned first-team, all-league honors three years and was the conference’s MVP in 2016.