GLENDIVE – It didn’t take long for Dawson Community College head women’s basketball coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. to see what true effort and hard work in a player was when attending this year’s Treasure State Classic in Billings. Among many talented athletes in the classic, Coach Lagmay spotted a tough athlete in Megan Lindbo of Capital High School in Helena, representing the Class AA division.
Coach Lagmay and assistant Coach Paige Wright were able to do some digging, gather contact information and able to evaluate more game film on Megan. So the DCC coaching staff invited her to a recruiting visit, and the process began. After a successful campus visit in Glendive, Megan, along with her mother Sherrie, decided that Dawson Community College was the place to be. Megan signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to become a Lady Buccaneer.
The 5’10 guard/forward is a dual-sport athlete competing in basketball and soccer. She has been a four year varsity basketball player, starting her junior and senior years. As a senior and team captain, she averaged 7 points and 4 rebounds, and shot 31% from the 3-point line for a 16-2 team. Megan was voted Helena’s SWX radio station Athlete of the Week. This past season, Helena Capital was ranked as high as #2 in Class AA. The Lady Bruins were the Western Conference Champions and placed 4th in the state tournament.
In soccer, Megan played mid-field for the Lady Bruins as a three year starter. Megan was voted 2018 Helena Independent Record All Area Girls’ Soccer Team, and will be playing in this year’s 20th Annual Shodair Soccer Classic. Her team was the runner-up for the 2016 State AA Soccer Championship.
While playing both sports, Megan was also voted as Academic All-State for four years in basketball and three years in soccer. She continues to maintain a cumulative 3.8 gpa, and is a member of the National Honors Society, Key Club and Bruins Pure Performance. Megan was also selected as “Faces in the Crowd” in the 2019 Youth Connections Magazine. She is highly involved in volunteer work participating in the Salvation Army, Red Cross, and Montana Supporting Military among many others.
Megan commented on her signing, “I chose Dawson Community College because meeting with the coaches, the players and touring the campus, I knew it felt like a second home and an extension of my family. I appreciate the small campus and how connected the community is with the school and the involvement the school has with the community. I was born in Glendive and so it feels like I am coming back to my roots!”
Capital High School Head Girls’ Basketball Coach Katherine Garcin-Forba said, “Megan works incredibly hard and has improved every season to become the player she is today. Her ability to shoot the ball, attack the rim and post up are assets that make her a challenge to guard. More than just a great athlete, Megan is a great student, teammate and an even better person who has a positive impact on every facet of a program. I look forward to seeing her be successful at this next level.”
Coach Lagmay stated, “We are really happy we signed Megan. She comes with a tough package being a soccer player and all. We’re going to need that grit and someone that embraces physicality. Megan has a fun-loving spirit, and our visit couldn’t have gone any better. The fact that she comes from a winning culture will definitely be needed in our locker room. We expect her to contribute highly next season.”