Seemann and Spencer share award
Herald-Tribune sports writer
Score one for Prince George.
Score two, actually.
The Grande Prairie Regional College Female Athlete of the Year award was a shared honour as the Wolves hosted their 38th Annual Festival of Gold Thursday night at the Quality Inn.
And when it came time to name the top woman athlete from the 2007-2008 season the northern B.C. city swept the slate as Prince George products Jenn Seemann and Katie Spencer shared the award for their standout seasons with the Wolves basketball and soccer teams, respectively.
"That was awesome," said Seemann, a repeat winner of the Female Athlete of the Year award from last year. "I wasn't expecting to get it again, (but) it was nice to get it and it was especially nice to get it with someone from my hometown. I don't know her that well because she's quite a bit younger than me, but my sister played soccer with her and I know she's a great soccer player."
With seven goals in 10 games that placed her fifth in scoring in the North, Spencer earned her place alongside Seemann. And that whole Prince George theme was sitting well with the soccer sniper, too.
"It's good that we're both from Prince George," said Spencer, who was also selected as the ACAC Womens' Soccer Player of the year in addition to being named to the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association All-Canadian team.
"Both our teams did well this season. I was happy to get this for my whole team. It felt good that two players could share it. That means so much for Prince George and for the college that two players could tie to get this."
Powering their way through the regular season with 28 goals for and a mere six against, the Wolves secured top spot among the ACAC North, boasting an 8-1-1 record.
Right from the get-go the Wolves knew they had something special, said Spencer.
"You could tell from the raw talent we had," she said. "Everybody came out ready to go and worked hard. They were there to play soccer and it was all about winning and being a team. That's all we were this year.
"We can't just put it on one player, it was based around everyone. That made us succeed the whole year. Our defence, our forwards, everything was good. Our goalie had shutouts some games and we scored five goals in other games. It was everyone all together. It was a complete team effort."
Spencer will be heading to Edmonton next year, to attend the University of Alberta and complete her degree in physical education.
As for Seemann, she's heading to Germany and Belgium in June in search of a pro contract as part of the Outwest Elite team from Calgary.
"I'm driving down to Calgary every week to practise with them (Outwest Elite) and going to Europe with them. So hopefully I'll get something going there and if that doesn't happen I'll come home, be a nurse and coach a team.