GPRC Wolves: New Recruits to the Men’s Basketball Team

GPRC Wolves: New Recruits to the Men’s Basketball Team

GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Evan Lloyd has been steadily working to build his roster for the 2019-20 season.

He is pleased to announce the signing of the below recruits to the Men’s Basketball program.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball new recruit, Tomislav Stojcic. Tomislav is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Tomislav Stojcic is joining the men’s basketball program this 2019-20 season. Hailing from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Tomislav is looking forward to joining the Wolves and learning from the experienced coaching staff and returning players.

Tomislav helped his team win at the Dover Bay Invitational this last season, and secured the title of Top Male Athlete in 2015. Enrolled in GPRC’s Kinesiology program, Tomislav said he chose GPRC because of the great selection of academic programs. He is excited to get started.

Head Coach Evan Lloyd is looking forward to having rookie Tomislav out on the court in the upcoming season.

“Tom is a great young addition to this year’s squad, he will provide some length and ability to space the floor for his teammates. We are all excited to have him on board.”

Welcome to the pack, Tomislav.

The Wolves kick off their season with their first game on November 1-2 vs. Concordia Thunder.

Learn more about your GPRC Wolves here and how you can continue to help support their athletic and academic goals here.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball new recruit, Noe Tchomo. Noe is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Joining the squad from St. Albert, Alberta, Noe Tchomo is bringing a ton of great experience to the pack.

Most recently, over the last two years, Noe has played with the Ameba Starr Basketball Association in his hometown and brought home multiple tournament wins and achievements.

He is excited to join the wolf pack and start his post-secondary journey at GPRC where he will be studying Engineering. Noe is looking forward to playing his first year post-secondary and learning from the older guys both academically and out on the court.

Noe states, “I chosen GPRC because the campus was great and it was a good first step towards my academic career.”

Head Coach Evan Lloyd is looking forward to having rookie Noe out on the court in the upcoming season.

“Noe is an athletic guard that has the ability to create his own shot and generate some pressure on the defensive end. We are excited to bring him in and work with him going forward.”

Welcome to the pack, Noe.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball new recruit, Nathan Kurikilodil. Nathan is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

GPRC Wolves are excited to welcome Nathan Kurikilodil to the pack. Hailing from Edmonton, Nathan is bringing some excellent experience to the Wolves. Nathan helped his Junior Men’s team bring home Silver in Metro in 2017 and is looking forward to getting to play again on a tight-knit team.

“I chose GPRC in order to attain a variety of opportunities because of the wide range of programs available there,” said Nathan when asked why he picked Grande Prairie to continue his education. Nathan is planning on starting his Bachelor of Kinesiology/Education at GPRC.

He is most looking forward to developing his skills and learning more about the game of basketball from the experienced coaching staff and returning players. Nathan is also excited to play at a higher level of competition.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Evan Lloyd is looking forward to watching Nathan develop on the court.

“We are excited to welcome Nathan to the team. He is a strong guard that has a quick release and who will provide depth and an eagerness to the team. Nathan is always willing to improve himself and help the people around him.”

Welcome to the pack, Nathan.

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Say hello to Bryce Hardisty-Phillips as we welcome him to the wolf pack.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball new recruit, Bryce Hardisty-Phillips. Bryce is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Bryce hails from High Prairie and will be joining the Wolves for the 2019-2020 season. He’s no stranger to the GPRC gym however taking home the Player of the Game title for the 2019 High School All-Star game hosted at the College in March.

Bryce also earned the multiple tournament MVP titles and the Leading Scorer title two years in a row for his high school team, the E.W. Pratt Chargers in 2018 and 2019.

He is excited to start his journey at GPRC in the Kinesiology program and continue to learn and build his skills on the court. When asked why he chose GPRC, Bryce stated, “I like the idea of a smaller school where everyone knows everyone and I can be closer to my family and friends.” Bryce states he’s already dedicated to “do whatever I can to help my team succeed” in this upcoming season.

Neil Barry, E.W. Pratt High School’s basketball coach said: “Bryce is a complete player on both ends of the floor and also is an extremely hard worker on and off the court.”

GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Evan Lloyd couldn’t agree more. “Bryce is a great addition to the Wolves squad he adds quickness, the ability to shoot and a willingness to learn and develop his game.”

Welcome to the pack, Bryce.

Next up, Say hello to Saxon Joyes as we welcome him to the wolf pack.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball new recruit, Saxon Joyes. Saxon is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Stony Plain recruit, Saxon Joyes has been added to the roster. Saxon is bringing a ton of experience to the pack and is known as an all-star by his teammates and coaches. Most recently, Saxon took home the title of Metro Edmonton All-Star in 2019 for the second year in a row. Before that, he achieved the Memorial Senior Basketball award in 2018.

He is excited to join the wolf pack and start his post-secondary journey at GPRC where he will be studying Business Administration with an interest in Financial Investment. Saxon is looking forward to lacing up in front of fans in the GPRC gym and continuing to improve his game every time he hits the court.

Saxon states, “I chose GPRC because of my great first impression of the campus, coaching staff and players.”

Head Coach Evan Lloyd is looking forward to having rookie Saxon out on the court in the upcoming season.

“Saxon is going to be an excellent addition to the team. He brings an eagerness to improve his game, an excellent work ethic and incredible competitiveness. We’re looking forward to welcoming Saxon to the team.”

Welcome to the pack, Saxon.

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: March 25, 2019

GPRC Wolves Featured Athletes of the Week: March 25, 2019

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 Basketball team and Sydney Embleton from the Women’s Soccer team as our current Featured Athletes of the Week!

Sydney Embleton

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!

Alex Joseph

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.

GPRC Wolves Featured Athletes of the Week: February 25, 2019

GPRC Wolves Featured Athletes of the Week: February 25, 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 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.

 

Douglas Kelly #7

Program: 5th Year, Business Administration
Position: Middle/Outside Hitter
Hometown: Gander, Newfoundland

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.

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.