Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected for their achievements on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Alex Joseph from the Men’s Basketballteam and Sydney Embleton from the Women’s Soccer team as our current Featured Athletes of the Week!
Program: 1st Year, Business Administration Position: Midfielder Hometown: Vernon, British Columbia
Hailing from Vernon, B.C., Sydney is in her first year at GPRC and we are so pleased to have her part of the women’s soccer program. A dynamic player with explosive pace, and a tremendous shot, Sydney proved her versatility playing in a number of positions for the team this year. Sydney has an excellent work ethic allied with a feisty competitive nature. Her vibrant personality both on and off the field is a joy to witness. Thank you Sydney for your dedication to the Wolves!
Program: 4th Year, Open Studies Position: Forward Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Alex Joseph is a forward in his second ACAC season with the Wolves. A Brooklyn, New York native, Alex is a dynamic forward who was heavily relied on, and helped the Wolves finish 11-13, just outside of the playoffs. Next season, Alex will be depended on and play a large role in leading the Wolves to the playoffs. Thank you Alex for your dedication to the Wolves!
Learn more about your GPRC Wolves here and how you can continue to help support their athletic and academic goals here.
Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected for their achievements over the weekend on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Danja Fredrickson from the Wolves Women’s Soccer team and Chloe Keay from the Wolves Women’s Volleyball team as our current Featured Athletes of the Week!
Danja Fredrickson #9
Program: 1st Year, Bachelor of Kinesiology Position: Midfielder Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia
Danja took a big leap of faith when she made the big decision leaving her Vancouver roots to join the Wolves Soccer family here in Grande Prairie and we’re so glad she did! Danja had an excellent first season and played a vital role as our holding midfield player. Danja’s game intelligence, combative nature and her field vision were instrumental in every game during the season. A quiet athlete off the pitch, Danja comes to life and is fiercely competitive when the whistle blows and play starts. Danja will play a large role in the pack next season as women’s soccer strive for medals! Thank you Danja for your dedication to the Wolves!
Chloe Keay #8
Program: 2nd Year, Bachelor of Science Nursing Position: Libero Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Chloe is a second year defensive specialist. She is a student in the Bachelor of Nursing program at GPRC and is a very focused student-athlete. Chloe was a recipient of the CCAA – ACSC National Scholar Award for the 2017-2018 season. She demonstrates dedication to the weight room, mental training sessions and takes the opportunity for extra training whenever it presents itself. She is a supportive teammate and works diligently to contribute to the team environment both on and off the court. As someone who emulates the Wolves way, Chloe works hard to better herself and her teammates each and every day! Thank you Chloe for your dedication to the Wolves!
Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected for their achievements over the weekend on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Katy Verduzco from the Wolves Women’s Basketball team and Douglas Kelly from the Wolves Men’s Volleyball team as our current Featured Athletes of the Week!
Katy Verduzco #7
Program: 2nd Year, Bachelor of Kinesiology Position: Guard Hometown: Vanderhoof, British Columbia
Katy is a second year guard from Vanderhoof, B.C. She played her rookie season for the Wolves in 2017. In September of 2018 she had a season ending knee injury. Katy has worked hard to rehab her knee and re-join the team in January of 2019. Katy is a fierce competitor and adds another strong shooter to the team. Thank you Katy for your dedication to the Wolves.
Doug has been an integral part of the Wolves program by providing leadership and demonstrating work ethic on and off the court over his years at GPRC. Doug has always shown an appreciation for the efforts of his teammates and for the opportunities that volleyball and GPRC has provided for him. On the court, Doug has brought creativity, passion, and a drive to help his team succeed. Thank you Doug for your dedication to the Wolves.
Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected for their achievements over the weekend on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Calandra Bychyk from the Wolves Women’s Soccer team and Cole Clements from the Wolves Men’s Volleyballteam as our current Featured Athletes of the Week!
Calandra Bychyk #10
Program: 2nd Year, University Transfer, Bachelor of Kinesiology Position: Defense Hometown: Stony Plain, Alberta
Calandra Bychyk is in her second season playing for the Wolves women’s soccer team. She has played a vital role for the team both on and off the pitch. As a dual-sport athlete, Calandra is an excellent example of hardwork and dedication. She is a strong player and provides a towering presence in the middle of the defense on the pitch. As a fearless player with a great personality, Calandra has scored some important goals for the team this season. Thank you to Calandra for her dedication to the Wolves.
Cole Clements #11
Program: 1st Year, Business Administration Position: Outside Hitter/Libero Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alberta
In his first season in the Wolves program, Cole Clements has excelled in adapting to the demands of being a student-athlete in the ACAC. His consistent efforts in the classroom, weight room, and on the court in the first semester have set him up for a great career in the ACAC and as a part of the Wolves Volleyball program. Cole’s ball control and athleticism are an asset to the team as he can make plays on offense and defense. The future looks bright for both Cole and the Wolves! Thank you to Cole for his dedication to the Wolves.
Program: 5th Year, Business Administration Position: Midfielder Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
GPRC Wolves midfielder, Scott Fraser is in his fifth and final year at the College. He has played a key role in the program and mentoring our younger players. Scott has a wand of a left foot and possesses a wonderful first touch complete with a booming shot. He is one of the most naturally gifted athletes in the squad and his love for the game brings the team’s momentum up a notch.
Scott is a popular member of the squad. He is a mature student-athlete and advises the younger athletes of the Wolves way. Thank you to Scott for his dedication to the Wolves.
Anna van der Giessen
Program: 2nd Year, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Hometown: Bezanson, Alberta
With the departure of last year’s Cross Country Running MVP Kelcie Bulas, Anna van der Giessen was tasked with leading the Wolves Women’s Cross Country team this fall. Anna stepped up to the task and was the top GPRC Wolves Women’s runner in every race during the October and November season. The pride of Bezanson, Alberta, Anna looks to score points in Indoor Track for the Wolves in the 600m, the 1000m, and the 4 x 400m relay this semester. Thank you Anna for your dedication to the Wolves program.
Congratulations to our GPRC Wolves Featured Athletes of the Week. Thank you for being excellent examples of what it means to be a student-athlete.