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 Rui Vale and Alex Verhun from the Wolves Men and Women’s Soccer teams as our current Athletes of the Week!
It is a pleasure to have Rui return for his second year to represent the Wolves. Hailing from Portugal, Rui brings his creative talents to the field. Rui is graceful with a wonderful first touch, close control and tremendous vision. He also has a wicked shot with both feet.
Rui leads by example on and off the field. He is well respected by everyone connected with the soccer. He has a quiet demeanor but has a burning desire to succeed in the game.
Alex is in her second year with the Wolves and played an important role in last season’s success. A quiet and unassuming leader, Alex earns the respect of everyone with her phenomenal work-rate on the field. Alex leads the team with her play on the field. She competes for every ball, wins tackles and creates when in possession and continually showing tremendous stamina. Alex also possesses a super shot.
Off the field, Alex is an ideal student-athlete. Mature and balanced in all that she does, Alex always shows humility, respect and integrity.
Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected to showcase their achievements in the classroom and on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Jessica Winterford and Meghan Dalziel as our current Athletes of the Week!
Jess, who enters her 4th year as a Wolf is a dynamic, creative midfielder and a wonderful passer of the ball. Her all action style is a joy to watch and she is the heartbeat of the team. Jess has great stamina, and is a fierce competitor who never gives an inch. With an ability to link defense and attack with ease, Jess has great vision, an explosive shot and scores important goals.
As a leader, Jess always sets a good example on and off the pitch, and is well respected by everyone which makes her a true asset to the Wolves Program.
Meghan Dalziel enters her 2nd year with the program after an impressive rookie season. Meghan can play in a number of positions and is a vital member of the squad. A solid defender, Meghan is aggressive and reads the game well. She is a great header of the ball and a real presence on the field.
Always composed under pressure, Meghan is also a talented technical player as she can use both feet, has great awareness, passing range and a terrific shot.
Program: Business Administration
High School: Charles Spencer High School
Chris is one of the many rookies within the Men’s soccer program this season and is studying Business Administration.
A local graduate from Charles Spencer High School, Chris can fill a number of roles but with his technical ability and range of passing he suits a midfield berth. Chris is a good communicator on the park, always wants the ball and works hard for his teammates when not in possession. He has great awareness and vision with the ball at his feet.
We hope Chris will have a successful time representing Wolves soccer in the next few years.
Program: Open Studies Hometown: Edmonton, A.B.
Originally from Edmonton, Kevin has returned to represent the Wolves for a third time.
Kevin is a gifted player. His composure and close control in tight situations is phenomenal. His first half display against Augustana Vikings last weekend was a joy to watch. His long range passing is quality and helps provide a calmness in the middle of the park. His beaming smile reflects a friendly personality and we hope he continues to represent the Wolves as he continues his studies.