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Kacy Robinson receives support from her teammates as she signs to Madonna University. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)
April 02, 2014 - Senior point guard Kacy Robinson finished her final season with the Lady Wolves Varsity Basketball team but she is far from finished with playing.

She signed her letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Madonna University, March 25.

"I am very excited," she said, between the congratulations from friends, family and teammates.

She met the team a few times as well as attended a few games. She found the players to be open and the coaching staff was nice and welcoming.

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"It is a great day for Kacy, but it is an even better day for Madonna University," smiled Carl Graves, head coach for the Lady Crusaders. "We are getting a quality athlete and a quality student. I think she could come in and contribute right away. We are really excited."

He added he, as well as other members for his staff, visit a lot of Clarkston games.

"Kacy is a dynamite player," he said. "She has a high basketball IQ and a great court sense so she is ready to take the ball and the pressure. She has a really good size for a guard. I think she will be able to spread us out a little bit. She will give us an opportunity to be very good defensively as well."

Graves added Robinson will see minutes as a freshman if she doing what she needs to do and comes ready.

"She has a lot of things to learn and work for, but she will have that opportunity," he said, adding the Women's Basketball team will go against teams in different divisions.

"It excites me to play against the different levels of competition and different types of players," Robinson said.

She added playing with the varsity team the last four years will help her as she moves on to the college level.

"Playing in the OAA Red we always face the best competition so I feel like I will be prepared going in playing for Madonna University," she added.

Robinson ended her season being named All-League and also named co-Most Valuable Player for the Lady Wolves.

"I am really excited for Kacy," said Tim Wasilk, head coach for the Lady Wolves. "She had a great four year career for us. She is surely going to be missed on the floor. She is a good kid, pleasure to be around, and has a great personality. She will be a great fit for Madonna."

He added Robinson has a strong presence on the floor in the point guard position.

"She played almost the entire game and when she was in the game our offense flowed better," Wasilk continued. "She was able to break presses. She brought a lot of energy to our team."

Robinson will be a premedical student and plans to become a pediatrician.

"Ever since I was really young I would always go to my family doctor. I just fell in love with the job," she said, earlier this year.

Robinson began playing basketball eight years ago.

"My dad coached my sister when she was younger," she explained. "I would go to her practices and just mess around with her team. Then, I started playing."

Her parents are Antonio and Toni.

Graves added the entire Robinson family will be an asset to Madonna University.

"They are a nice family and we are excited about it," he smiled. "When you recruit kids, you recruit the whole family and she has a nice family. They will fit well into the group of parents we have. It's always nice to have people who are positive."

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007. Follow Clarkston sports on Twitter @CNewsWRSports.
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