Senior Macy Smith signing her national letter of intent and shooting a basketball

Panther student-athlete Macy Smith signed her national letter of intent to continue her education and join the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) women’s basketball team for the 2021-2022 school year.

“I chose CSUN because it was exactly what I am looking for in a college, being a good balance of academics and high-level athletics,” says Macy. “Also, I love the campus and made a great connection with the staffing coach.”

Macy has accomplished a lot during her basketball career, including receiving an All-Conference Honorable Mention, two All-Conference titles, appearing in three state tournaments with Maranatha Christian Academy, scoring 1,000 career points, receiving five varsity letters and being named varsity captain her senior year.

Randy Eatherton, head Panther girls’ basketball coach, says Macy’s character, work ethic, talent and qualities as a great teammate are some of the attributes that make her a special player.

“If anyone deserves to play college basketball at the highest level, it is Macy,” says Randy. “Good things happen to players that put in the extra work to become better and that is what she has done. It has been a pleasure coaching her and I have no doubt she will be a great addition at USUN.”

Additional Panther student-athletes may also sign national letters of intent over the next several months. The SLPHS athletics and activities department hopes to recognize these students next spring with an in-person event.