Colorado Star Chooses BC

The Barclay College women’s volleyball and basketball programs continue to pound the recruiting trail. Earlier this week, Leilani Carrasco from Eaton, Colorado, committed to Barclay College for the 2016-17 school year. Carrasco is a 5’7″ dual sport athlete that plans on playing both volleyball and basketball at Barclay College.

At Briggsdale High School, Carrasco participated in volleyball, basketball and track. She played the full rotation in volleyball and was a small forward in basketball. In addition, she high jumped, ran the 300m hurdles and was on several relays as part of the track team. For her efforts, she earned all-conference honorable mention in both volleyball and basketball as a senior, and was all-state honorable mention in basketball.

“Leilani is going to be a great fit for our team,” said head coach Larry Lewis. “She loves to compete, desires to improve and wants to honor God with her abilities.”

Head women’s basketball coach, Marcus Mitchell, also raved about Carrasco’s skill set, “Leilani offers a lot of versatility for us as she is very athletic, has a high basketball IQ, and can play multiple positions for us. We are grateful she chose to continue her education at Barclay College.”

Carrasco said about Barclay College, “I felt God’s presence in this environment and Barclay College focuses on putting God first.  I appreciated how welcoming everyone was on my campus visit.” She plans on pursing a major in nursing.