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Two LCCC athletes take the next step and find new homes to continue their careers

Published: Jul. 19, 2020 at 8:52 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After two years at Laramie County Community College (LCCC), Golden Eagles basketball men’s basketball player, Kyle Cabs, committed to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and women’s basketball player, Haylie Anderson, committed to Ottawa University in Kansas.

“It was somewhere that I felt was home,” Cabs said. “The head coach actually called me, so that was a bonus. Having it close to home as well was also something I was really looking forward to.”

Cabs, who is a native of Aurora, Colorado, is looking forward to play close to his family. He believes he can bring versatility to the team, playing the guard and forward position.

LCCC men's basketball guard/forward, Kyle Cabs, commits to UCCP.
LCCC men's basketball guard/forward, Kyle Cabs, commits to UCCP.(KGWN)

"My defense, the athleticism that I bring, the size and speed that I bring at the position that I play, so I can guard multiple positions."

Haylie Anderson chooses another out-of-state school in Ottawa University in Kansas. The Clearfield, Utah native says she’s looking forward to living in another state.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting new people, I’m really excited. My team seems like they’re all great and I’m excited to meet them all,” Anderson said.

During the 2019-2020 season, she averaged a team high of 12.6 points per game, becoming the all-time leading scorer in program history. Anderson also helped the Golden Eagles finish second in Region IX play during the 2018-2019 season, hosting a playoff game for the first time, since 1992.

“They’re getting a team player and somebody who can score obviously when I have to, but I’m also a team player and I like to get my team involved,” Anderson said.

Haylie Anderson, right, drives to the paint against Gillette College.
Haylie Anderson, right, drives to the paint against Gillette College.(KGWN)

With the uncertainty of some sports occurring next school year due to coronavirus concerns, Cabs and Anderson have expressed some challenges of the recruitment process, as well as finding gyms to workout in. However, both seem optimistic about the next step of their collegiate basketball journey.

“Hopefully we have a full season. I’m just looking to be able to go to the RMAC and finish on the top, and hopefully get a chance at the national tournament,” Cabs said.

Kyle Cabs will major in Biology, while Haylie Anderson will major in Exercise Science.

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