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Cheverus' Libby commits to Binghamton

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Cheverus' Libby commits to Binghamton

Photo: Michael Hoffer / For The Forecaster

Cheverus senior Kylie Libby, flanked by her mother, Kirsten, and athletic director Gary Hoyt, and joined by several teammates, signs her National Letter of Intent to attend and play basketball at Binghamton (N.Y.) University at a signing ceremony Friday afternoon. Libby had been actively recruited by over a dozen schools, but chose to become a Bearcat (her brother, Matt, is a Bearcat as well, a University of Cincinnati Bearcat).

"I'm really grateful for the opportunity," said Libby, who plans to study biology or psychology. "I'm really looking forward to it. It came down to academics first of all and I wanted a good basketball program, preferably Division I. They're very competitive. They play schools like Maine and UNH. I'll be playing against some of my good friends. I've really liked playing (at Cheverus). It's taught me a lot. I've had a really good experience."

"It's a great day for Cheverus and particularly for Kylie and her family," said Cheverus girls' basketball varsity coach Richie Ashley. "Kylie's 6-foot-1 and has all the skills. She handles the ball well. Most times when someone's 6-1 in Maine, they have their back to the basket. She's been the consummate teammate. This year, she'll run the point."

"It's a tribute to Kylie," added Cheverus athletic director Gary Hoyt. "The legacy of Cheverus girls' athletics is growing stronger by the day, because of the likes of Kylie and the dedicated coaches who have been part of the program.