2018-19 Season Outlook
The 2018-2019 basketball season begins with optimism for the GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball team. The team returns two senior players with 10 rookies on the roster leading to an exciting time for the program.
Returning players Britney Peters and Derian Geddes will be heavily relied on to set the tone and be leaders for the team. “The athletes I have recruited this year are the foundation that we will build on going forward,” says Head Coach Mandy Botham. Five out of the 10 first years are from Grande Prairie, and nine of the 10 are from Alberta. Notable first years are Lilee Burke-Stasiuk from Edmonton; Sophie Leslie from Grande Prairie; Kelly Reid form St. Albert; Jayden Demchuk from Whitehorse and Heidi Derksen from the Provincial Championship La Crete Women’s Team. The Wolves are also excited to have international recruit Sophie Melin from Sweden who will play a key role on the court.
“We will be very exciting to watch,” says Botham. “We have a young roster and there is a lot of learning happening. Our goal is to get a little bit better every time we step onto the court and so far we are achieving that. The athletes have already developed chemistry with each other and I expect that to continue to grow.”
“I am most looking forward to continuing to build and establish our team culture. The group of athletes we have this season are hard working, competitive and driven and that is exactly what we need to build on to be competitive in our conference.”
2017-18 Festival of Gold Winners
ACAC All Conference - Jordan Andres
Rookie of the Year - Britney Peters
Most Valuable Player - Sydney Andres
CCAA Academic All Canadian - Jordan Andres
Academic Excellence Award - Sydney Andres
Dominica who has grown with the Wolves club program is excited to develop her skills and gain experience at a higher level. Read more
With a tireless work ethic, and amazing skill set Heidi will be an asset to the Wolves says Head Coach Mandy Botham. Read more
Carly, who captained the 2017-18 St. Joes Ceinahs has committed to the 2018-19 season with the Wolves. Read more
Ruecker who hails from Worsley, Alberta has committed to the 2018-19 season, and is excited for her rookie year and looks forward to continuing playing a sport she is passionate about. Read more
Women’s Basketball Head Coach Mandy Botham is excited to welcome Leslie to the pack commenting that she “plays with intense passion, and is a fierce competitor. Read more