Dani Peterson and Emma Murphy will join the inaugural class under new head coach Austin Albers.
“Dani and Emma will be great additions to the Golden Eagle
family,” said Albers. “Dani is a dynamic setter with great quickness and court sense, while Emma gives us a lot of length and physical presence at the net. These are key areas that we were looking to add moving into next season.”
Peterson will make the move to Cheyenne after a tremendous career at Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyo. A key piece of the CCHS program for the last three seasons, the 5’6” setter helped lead her team to a 45-16 overall record, wrapping up 2013 with a second place finish at the state tournament. She concluded her career with All-State honors after finishing the season with a 409 assists, 26 aces and 101 digs.
“Dani has a terrific court sense and really stands out as a leader. She’s had a lot of success running a quick tempo offense and already fits well into our offensive system which will build quick chemistry with our hitters,” said Albers. “We really look forward to getting her on the court this fall.”
Peterson will join CCHS teammates Hannah Huus and Shelby Johnson as Golden Eagles this fall.
The coaching staff added some length to the roster with the addition of Laramie High School’s Emma Murphy. The 6’0” middle blocker comes to LCCC after a stellar high school career where she helped lead her team to back-to-back state tournament appearances in 2012 and 2013. Murphy was a two-year starter who made her impact felt at the net with her long reach blocking ability.
“Emma has a great frame and her length is an asset both offensively and defensively along the net,” Albers said. “She is extremely coachable and has a real work ethic to improve her game. I look for Emma to really blossom in our system and make big strides in the next two years.”
Murphy, who also competes in indoor and outdoor track, holds a 3.9 GPA and has already taken numerous college courses through LCCC as a senior. After four years on the honor roll at Laramie High, she plans to focus her strong academics on a degree in physical therapy while at LCCC.