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Volleyball welcomes two standouts from Campbell County

Friday, February 28, 2014
Hannah Huus and Shelby Johnson will play for the Golden Eagles in the fall.

The Laramie County Community College volleyball program officially added its first pair of Campbell County volleyball standouts as Hannah Huus and Shelby Johnson signed national letters of intent to play volleyball for the Golden Eagles.

“Hannah and Shelby are very important additions to the 2014 recruiting class,” said head coach Austin Albers. “These teammates have had a lot of success on the court together, and we are excited to offer them the opportunity to continue that success at LCCC.”

Huus will enter her freshman season at LCCC after completing an outstanding career at Campbell County High School. As a junior, she played a key role in propelling her team to an 18-5 record to go along with a third place finish at the Wyoming State Tournament. During her final season at CCHS, Huus tallied 167 kills with a .230 hitting percentage in route to a second place finish at state. The 5’11” rightside hitter earned All-Conference and All-State honors to wrap up her senior campaign.

“It is such a pleasure to have Hannah joining our program,” said Albers. “She has experience running quick tempo sets, which will allow her to adjust quickly to the speed of play at the college level. With her quick arm swing and long frame, Hannah will fit well into our system.”

In the classroom, Huus carries a 3.5 grade point average and exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete. Huus plans to pursue a degree in nursing while at LCCC.

The LCCC volleyball program also named Johnson as an addition to the 2014 roster after she wrapped-up her final season with the CCHS. She is a two-time letter-winner in volleyball and was an All-Conference selection for her efforts this past season. The 5’8” outside hitter was a six rotation standout as she posted 137 kills to go along with a team high 230 digs as a senior. Johnson also tallied points from behind the serve line with 22 aces.

“Shelby brings a lot of intangibles to the incoming class, especially in terms of toughness,” said Albers. “She is not only a physically strong player but she is very mentally solid and loves to compete. It’s a great combination. We’re really excited to have Shelby as an addition to our LCCC family.”

Johnson also excels away from the volleyball court on both the hardwood and in the classroom. A three-time letter winner on the basketball court, Johnson helped her team bring home the 4A State Championship in 2013 and is a captain during her final basketball season. Johnson balances her athletic success with great results academically, holding a 3.9 GPA and earning recognition from the National Junior Honors Society and the National Honors Society.