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 Blake Hoogestraat from the Wolves Men’s Soccer team and Mckenna Wolstenholmefrom the Wolves Women’s Volleyball team as our current Featured Athletes of the Week!
Blake Hoogestraat #4
Program: 2nd Year, Bachelor of Education Position: Midfielder Hometown: Spruce Grove, Alberta
Blake Hoogestraat is in his second season with the Wolves. He is a dynamic player who always gives 100% on everything he does both on the field and in the classroom. Blake practices as he plays, with great effort and attention to detail. He always has a willingness to support his teammates and brings a never-say-die attitude to the pitch. Blake is a valued member of the Wolves Soccer Program. Thank you Blake for your dedication to the Wolves.
Mckenna Wolstenholme #12
Program: 3rd Year, University Transfer Bachelor of Education Position: Libero/Setter Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Mckenna Wolstenholme is an extremely hard working individual who takes great pride in her academic and athletic accomplishments. Mckenna was a recipient of the CCAA – ACSC National Scholar Award for the 2017-2018 season, and has the future goal of completing an Education degree. Mckenna is a talented and versatile athlete gifted with speed and a strong ability to read the game. She is a fierce competitor who does not hesitate to pursue a ball and be relentless on defense. Mckenna also brings a strong serving game and setting ability. She also gives back to young volleyball players by coaching at summer camps, and has been a coach with Wolves club for the past 3 seasons! Thank you Mckenna 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 Megan Koch and Liam O’Hallahan from the Wolves Women’s Volleyball team and Men’s Basketball team as our current Athletes of the Week!
4th Year, Bachelor of Education, TEN Program Outside Hitter Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Megan, hailing from Grande Prairie, is in her 4th year of the Bachelor of Education program at GPRC. She serves as a co-captain to the Wolves squad and is the veteran Outside Hitter of the team. Megan’s attacking skills are widely respected across the league and have earned her ACAC All-Conference and CCAA All-Canadian honors in the past two seasons. Recently this season, Megan recorded 16 and 17 kills per match in weekend play vs NAIT. She is dedicated to all aspects of the Wolves program and works hard to represent GPRC academically, athletically and in a leadership capacity.
1st Year, Bachelor of Education, University Transfer Guard Hometown:Ngatea, New Zealand
Liam was a force to be reckoned with this past weekend (October 26-27) in ACAC Basketball league play. Friday, Liam scored 16 points and added 4 rebounds which crowned him with Player of the Game status. While on Saturday, Liam turned it up another notch scoring 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Liam can be relied on to be productive on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. Offensively, Liam is averaging 21 points per game. Defensively, Liam is averaging 6 rebounds a game and 1.5 steals per game.
Yasser is in his first season with the Wolves. An Edmonton product, Yasser has an ability to create for his team with his offensive skill set. Averaging 12 points per game, Yasser’s work ethic is unrivaled, and he always brings effort and energy to practice, and games. The Wolves will lean on Yasser to provide a scoring punch and defensive intensity to finish well.
Chance is in his second year at GPRC studying Commerce. A Hines Creek native, Chance is a serious threat from the three-point line, shooting 35 percent from the three. A dedicated athlete who leads by example, the Wolves will rely on Chance’s experience to help his team finish the season strong.