Posted at 1:20 p.m., April 19, 2016

First two players sign for women's basketball

Women's team starts after 20 year gap

Charles Detheridge

Slam-dunk decision:

Allee Rose Williamson, left, and Madison Hamm, right, sign letters of intent for the LCCC women's basketball team for the fall semester, while the new women's basketball coach, Brian Ortmeier, back, talks about upcoming season.

Laramie County Community College has signed its first two players for the new women’s basketball team.

Allee Rose Williamson from Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Madison Hamm from Fort Collins, Colorado, signed at 5:30 p.m. on April 18.

Williamson attends Cheyenne Central and Hamm attends Poudre High School.

“I think it’s going to be fun to build on. It’s going to be a lot of work,” Williamson said. “I think it’s pretty cool to be the first ones in 10 years.”

There hasn’t been a Golden Eagles women’s basketball team since 1992, when the program was cut because of budget issues.

Both players have their reasons for coming to LCCC.

“They had a program that other schools don’t have, which is agriculture,” Hamm said.

Williamson decided to sign because she enjoys the way coach Brian Ortmeier explained the way they will be playing for the upcoming season.

Williamson’s position is power forward while Hamm plays forward post.