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LCCC Men’s Soccer Cory Center Inks with Baker University

 Corey Center
 Corey Center, left, recently signed a National Letter of Intent with Baker
 University in Baldwin City, Kansas. Photo by Ty Stockton.
 Vivar-Diaz
  Dennis Vivar-Diaz, center, recently signed with Northwest Nazarene University
  in Nampa, Idaho. Photo by Ty Stockton.

Laramie County Community College men’s soccer has a second sophomore that has committed and signed a National Letter of Intent with Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. Corey Center, who is from Boulder, Colorado played multiple positions for the Golden Eagles.

“Cory is very versatile and plays wherever you need him without complaining,” said Vince Gibson, LCCC’s head men’s soccer coach. “We suffered some injuries to our back line last year, and he transitioned from a midfielder to a defender.”

In his two seasons at LCCC, Center made 21 career starts, scored three goals and had three assists.

“Baker had the full package in what I wanted — a high level of soccer and an opportunity to continue my education and connection in the business world,” Center said. He will study business administration.

The Wildcats, a NAIA program, finished 9-9-3 last season and captured their conference tournament title for the second consecutive year. The team competed in the national tournament three out of the last four years, including a run in 2011 where they were the national runners-up.