GPRC Wolves: New Recruit to the Women’s Basketball Team

GPRC Wolves: New Recruit to the Women’s Basketball Team

GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Mandy Botham has been working to build onto her talented roster for this upcoming season. She is pleased to announce the signing of a new Grimshaw recruit to the program. 

Say hello to Jeannie Borger as we welcome her to the pack.

GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball new recruit, Jeannie Borger. Jeannie is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Hailing from Grimshaw, Alberta, Jeannie represented the her high school, Grimshaw Public School this past basketball season with pride.

She is excited to join the wolf pack and start her post-secondary journey at GPRC where she is interested in pursuing her Bachelor of Education.

“GPRC is close to home,” said the new rookie. “I am looking forward to being part of a solid team, meeting new people and have new opportunities both academically and athletically.”

Head Coach Mandy Botham is looking forward to having Forward, Jeannie out on the court in the upcoming season.

“I am pleased to add Class of 2019 forward Jeannie Borger to our roster for the upcoming season,” said Coach Botham. “Jeannie plays with a grit and tenacity that immediately boosts our rim protection. She is a versatile athlete who excels both in and outside the paint. We are looking forward to welcoming her to the team.”

Welcome to the pack, Jeannie.

GPRC Wolves Featured Athletes of the Week: January 21, 2019

GPRC Wolves Featured Athletes of the Week: January 21, 2019

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 Brandon Harvey from the Wolves Men’s Soccer team and Lilee Burke-Stasiuk from the Wolves Women’s Basketball team as our current Featured Athletes of the Week!

 

Brandon Harvey #01

Program: 3rd Year, University Transfer, Bachelor of Arts
Position: Keeper
Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alberta

Brandon Harvey has been a valued member of the Men’s soccer squad for the past three years. Playing in the tough position of keeper, Brandon showcases his ability as a great short stopper with excellent reflexes shutting down the opposing forwards and midfielders. Brandon plays a key role to the team dynamic off the field as well as a co-captain for the team. Brandon is always leading by example. In the off-season, Brandon can be found as the broadcasting voice for basketball home games. Thank you to Brandon for his dedication to the Wolves and athletics programming.

Lilee Burke-Stasiuk #10

Program: 1st Year, University Transfer, Bachelor of Education
Position: Guard
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Lilee Burke-Stasiuk is a first year guard from Edmonton, who caught coach Mandy Botham’s eye while playing high school ball at Archbishop MacDonald. Lilee is an integral part of the Wolves young core of athletes. She is a wicked 3-point shooter who has worked hard to add other dimensions to her game. At the end of the first half of the season, Lilee was 13th overall in ACAC 3-point percentage at 35.4%. She is studying Education at GPRC, and wants to become a teacher. This would be a smooth transition for her as she excels at working with children and is one of our top coaches in the GPRC Wolves Minor Ball program. Thank you to Lilee for her dedication to the Wolves.

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: November 13, 2017

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: November 13, 2017

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 Vanessa Belzile and Megan Koch as our current Athletes of the Week! We caught up with the women to find out a little more about them, off the court.

#14 Vanessa Belzile

Vanessa, who is in her rookie year with the Wolves is in the Early Learning and Child Care program at GPRC. In addition to competing in the 2016 Amateur Athletic Union Volleyball Championships in Florida, she is also a track and field athlete who garnered a 4th place finish in the 2017 Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association’s Track & Field Championships discus event.

Here’s what else she had to say:

Why did you choose GPRC?

It’s close to my family.

 

Few people know that?

I’m left handed.

What is your most memorable moment in sport?

Close-lining Renae!

What is your dream job?

To be a hairdresser.

What is your favourite part about playing volleyball?

Getting to play in different places and meeting new people.

What is something you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t?

Bungee jump.

#1 Megan Koch

Megan, who is in her 3rd year with the Wolves is in the Bachelor of Education program at GPRC. A major point scorer, with 122 kills and 209 total attacks this season, Megan is one of the leading outside hitters in the Conference.

Here’s what else she had to say:

Why did you choose GPRC?

I love the hometown atmosphere and small class sizes.

What are some of your hobbies?

Knitting and Netflix.

What is your most memorable moment in sport?

Making it to Victoria for Nationals (2017 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship) after winning silver in the Provincial final (2017 ACAC Women’s Volleyball National Championship).

What is your dream job?

To be a dolphin trainer.

What is your favourite part about playing volleyball?

Making memories with my team.

What is your favourite book?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Congratulations to both Vanessa and Megan for being chosen as this week’s GPRC Athletes of the Week! 

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: September 18, 2017

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: September 18, 2017

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!

Jessica Winterford

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

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.

 

Congratulations Jess and Meghan! 

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: January 16, 2017

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: January 16, 2017

aotw-jordan-andres#20 Jordan Andres

Jordan, a 5’8” guard from Vanderhoof, BC, is in her first year of study in the Bachelor of Science Program. A product of Nechako Valley Secondary School and GPRC Wolves Alum, Coach Vaughn Meuller, Jordan is a very hard working Student Athlete who has been putting in time to develop her skills. This work was evident this past weekend as Andres was named player the game twice at TKU, leading the Wolves in scoring with 10 and 16 points respectively. We look forward to tracking Jordan’s continuing improvement this weekend when the Wolves play host to the ACAC North Division leaders, The NAIT Ooks. Game times are Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 1pm.

 

aotw-jasmine-allan#14 Jasmine Allan

Jasmine is a first year Bachelor of Education student from Grimshaw, AB. and a graduate of Grimshaw Senior High School.  In her first year with the Wolves, Jasmine has been working hard to improve her all around game while adjusting to her first year as a college player. Jasmine is always supporting her team mates anyway that she can, whether that be by pushing them in practice, cheering them on or grabbing crucial rebounds come game time. Jazz continues her hard work this week as the Wolves prepare to host the ACAC North Division leaders, The NAIT Ooks. Game times are Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 1pm.