Women’s Basketball Players Sign to 4-Year Schools

Headshots-Four-Signees WEB(Lamar, Colorado; August 18, 2015) In addition to the May signings of point guards Gabriela Jimenez (University of Alaska Fairbanks) and Kelsey Grimaldo (Central Christian College, Kansas), the following four 2015 graduates have signed with four-year universities to continue their education and playing careers:

Vanessa Maestas (Bear Creek) is a 5-2 guard who recently signed to Johnson and Wales University in Denver (NAIA II).  She will play for the Wildcats under head coach Jeff Neal.  She averaged 6 points per game as a sophomore.

Celina Quayle (Lakewood) is a 6-0 forward. She signed to Regis University in Denver (NCAA II/RMAC) and will play for the Rangers under head coach Molly Marrin.  She averaged 14 points per game in her sophomore season for the Lopes.

Miroslava Rangel (Lakewood) is a 5-2 guard who signed to Lindenwood University – Belleville in Belleville, Illinois (NAIA I).  She will play for the Lynx under head coach Jeff Reis.  In her sophomore season she scored an average of 9 points per game.

Khadijah Vigil (Denver East) is a 5-10 forward.  She recently signed to University of Texas Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas (NCAA II/Heartland) and will play for the Falcons under head coach Jerome Willis.  In her sophomore season with the Lopes she averaged 21 points per game and led all of Region 9.

“Some people think our style of play might not transfer to four-year programs that play conventionally but our girls know how to play fast, and with great effort, so coaches are finding out that our kids really know how to play!” commented Coach Tom Sutherland.  “We believe our girls will immediately be impact players at their respective schools and continue to succeed at that next level.”

These student athletes were successful both on the court and in the classroom during their time at Lamar Community College.  The LCC Women’s Basketball team had a particularly strong presence in the college’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  Maestas, Quayle, Rangel, and Vigil were all members of the honor society, with three taking leadership roles within the group.  Rangel served as Co-President for the 2014-2015 school year along with Maestas as Vice President and Quayle as Secretary.

For more information on the women’s basketball program at Lamar Community College, visit www.lamarcc.edu/athletics or call Coach Sutherland at 719.336.1680.

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