Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cougs WBB Team Gets Two Local Players

University of Regina women's basketball head coach Dave Taylor announced Wednesday that the Cougars have received commitments from local guards Caitlin Zacharias and Sara Hubenig for the 2013-14 season.

Zacharias played for Cougar women's basketball legend Cymone Bernauer at Michael A. Riffel HS, leading the Royals to a recent appearance in the city championship game while being named an RHSAA all-star in 2011, 2012, and 2013. She has extensive experience at the provincial level, competing for Team Saskatchewan's U17 team in both of the previous two summers.

“Caitlin brings a tremendous work ethic to our program and has improved every year as a player because of it,” Taylor said. “With her athleticism and drive, she is exactly the type of player we want and she'll be able to help us in the very near future.”

Hubenig, a product of Dr. Martin LeBoldus HS, helped lead the Golden Suns to city and provincial titles this season. She was also named an RHSAA all-star this year for LeBoldus, where she was coached by former Cougar player Rebecca Schmidt.

“Sara reminds me of Danielle Schmidt when she was coming out of high school,” Taylor said. “And if Sara commits to developing as a player, she'll have the opportunity to become an elite lock-down defender like Dani was.”

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