GILLETTE, Wyo.--Bridget Cargal has signed on to become a Gillette College Pronghorn basketball player for the 2013-14 season. She signed her letter of intent among family, friends and media in the commons area of Gillette College on Monday afternoon.
She is the third Lady Camel alum to join Head Coach Will Rider's team this season- McCorra Ford and Whitney George signed earlier in the off season.
Cargal, who made 42 percent of her three-pointers last season, according to wyopreps.com, will be a shooting guard for the Pronghorns this upcoming season.
Rider mentioned that he had been recruiting Cargal for the last three or four months. He is glad that persistence paid off.
“[Bridget] is one of those kids that kind of went kind of behind the scenes, kind of in the shadows all year long. I really believe that she's maybe the best three-point shooter in the state of Wyoming this year. “
Based on stats, Cargal was, in fact, the best in the 4A last season with her three-point percentage. Rider likes the fact that she will add more depth to the team. He mentioned in the press conference that injuries last year hurt Gillette at certain times and the extra threat that Cargal brings will help this upcoming season.
Bridget said that she loves staying home to play ball and will be doing so with two of her former teammates. She also attributed Campbell County High School Head Coach Mitch Holst's coaching style as a way that will help her transition to the college level.
“He's always really intense. He really taught us to always be intense and no breaks-like you don't ever get to rest.“
Cargal is undecided on her major and will be working on her general credits while attending Gillette College.
As for the Pronghorns, the women's team now has twelve players on the roster. Rider is looking to bring in one more in the near future. The team currently consists of six returning players and 6 newcomers. Six players are from Wyoming.