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

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

GPRC Wolves Women’s Volleyball Head Coach, Chantelle LaMotte has been working hard to build onto her talented roster for this upcoming season. She is pleased to announce the signing of Beaumont recruit, Hayley Hall to the program.

GPRC Wolves Women’s Volleyball new recruit, Hayley Hall. Hayley is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Joining the squad from Beaumont, Alberta, Hayley Hall is bringing a ton of experience to the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

Bringing home a bronze medal at provincials with her team the Ponoka Warriors in 2017 and most recently, brought home a bronze medal at the Premier 3 tournament with her team, the Edmonton Nooks in 2019. Hayley digs deep and is a teammate who is always encouraging others on the court.

Getting ready to start her Bachelor of Social Work degree at GPRC, Hayley says she is most excited “to see what college volleyball looks like.” She is looking forward to continuing to improve her skills and work hard to gain more of a skill set under the direction of great coaching and mentorship under seasoned athletes.

“I was given an awesome opportunity to play volleyball at a collegiate level for a team that I am excited to learn from and grow with,” says Hayley when asked why she decided to continue her academic and athletic career at GPRC.

Head Coach Chantelle LaMotte is looking forward to having Hayley added to the roster this upcoming season.

“We are very excited to have Hayley on board. She is a physical, dynamic player with tremendous potential.”

Welcome to the pack, Hayley.

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Women’s Volleyball Head Coach, Chantelle LaMotte  is pleased to announce the signing of two new recruits to the program.  

Say hello to Halle Krall and Kari White as we welcome them to the pack.

GPRC Wolves Women’s Volleyball new recruit, Halle Krall. Halle is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Joining the squad on the court this season is Halle Krall. Hailing from Peace River, Alberta, Halle is looking forward to repping the Wolves colours as she completes her Bachelor of Education – Elementary degree.

Halle is bringing some great experience to the squad after she secured a spot on the GPRC Wolves All-Star Volleyball team roster in 2017 and 2018. She also brought home Bronze this past season at Provincials.

Halle is excited to start this next chapter of her academic and athletic career.

“I chose GPRC because it’s close to home and has great academic programs with a smaller campus feel,” she said. “It also has great sport supports in place. I’m most excited to play with a new group of girls that have a lot of experience while I’m learning new skills.”

Head Coach Chantelle LaMotte is looking forward to welcoming Halle to the pack.

“Halle is going to bring some excellent skill to our roster this season,” said LaMotte. “The entire squad is looking forward to welcoming her.”

Welcome to the pack, Halle.

GPRC Wolves Women’s Volleyball new recruit, Kari White. Kari is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Local recruit, Kari White is joining the pack this upcoming volleyball season. Hailing from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Kari is bringing a ton of great experience to the squad. Bringing home the Provincial title in 2017 and a bronze Provincial medal in 2018. Kari also was named the 2018 All-Star at the Louis St. Laurent Tournament and brought home a bronze medal at her 2019 Premier 3.

Kari is excited to be joining the Wolves and start her Bachelor of Science degree at GPRC.

“I grew up watching Wolves volleyball games and the culture GPRC has is something that has always inspired me,” said Kari when asked why she chose GPRC. “Grande Prairie is a volleyball community and gives you a sense of belonging and togetherness as a player and a team.”

Kari is most excited about “being challenged by my talented teammates and the competition at the ACAC level.” She is looking forward to continuing to work hard and grow her potential.

Head Coach Chantelle LaMotte is very pleased to be adding a talented local athlete to the Wolves roster.

“It’s also fantastic to be able to recruit local talented athletes. We are looking forward to welcoming Kari to the squad and getting to grow together as a team.”

Welcome to the pack, Kari.

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GPRC Wolves Women’s Volleyball welcomes to new recruits on March 26.

Say hello to Lana Matthews and Heather Holtz as we welcome them to the pack.

GPRC Wolves Women’s Volleyball new recruit, Lana Matthews. Lana is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Hailing from Villeneuve, Alberta, Lana is bringing a ton of great experience to the Wolves this upcoming season. She has experience playing in the 2016 Alberta Winter Games, Beach Volleyball leagues in YEG and won gold at the AVA Premier 2 in 2018. Lana also won gold with her team in her last year of high school at Morinville Community High School.

Lana is excited to join the wolf pack and start her post-secondary journey at GPRC.

“I chose GPRC because of the great sports community with excellent sport and academic supports,” she says. “Plus it’s cool that my high school team was also the Wolves, so it’s great to continue with the name. “Once a wolf, always a wolf.””

Lana is most looking forward to having a competitive year with strong players and good mentors during her upcoming rookie season with the Wolves.

Head Coach Chantelle LaMotte is looking forward to having Outside Hitter, Lana out on the court in the upcoming season.

“Lana is a dynamic attacker and an all around skilled passer, defender and server. We are excited to have her on-board. She has a very strong passion and relentless work ethic for the game of volleyball.”

Welcome to the pack, Lana.

GPRC Wolves Women’s Volleyball new recruit, Heather Holtz. Heather is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Joining the squad as a hometown rookie, Grande Prairie Composite High School graduate Heather Holtz is excited to be a part of the exciting future of GPRC and the Wolves Volleyball program.

Heather is bringing some awesome experience to the Wolves including bringing home silver in 2018 when her team, the South Peace Volleyball Club (SPVC) Blizzards were named #2 in Division 2 in Canada. Placing again in 2019, Heather along with her SPVC teammates bought home bronze at the Alberta Premier 2 and were named third in the province.

Heather is looking forward to starting her post-secondary journey at GPRC while being able to play with new and experienced players. “I am excited to be on an ACAC level team and playing against other Colleges and Universities at a high level and intensity than I’ve ever played at before.”

Heather chose GPRC because “it’s close to home, so I can be with my family and since I am unsure of what future career path I want to take, I can take courses through the Open Studies program and see what interests me while playing volleyball.”

Head Coach Chantelle LaMotte is thrilled to be adding a talented local athlete to the Wolves roster.

“Heather is an accomplished local athlete from the South Peace Volleyball Club who brings speed and a strong jumping ability to the court. She will be an asset as both an attacker and blocker in the middle position for the Wolves. We are very excited for Heather to join the pack.”

Welcome to the pack, Heather.

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

Two new recruits for Wolves Men’s Volleyball program!

Two new recruits for Wolves Men’s Volleyball program!

The GPRC Wolves are pleased to announce the signing of Sean Van Oosterwick and Talon Durrant to the Men’s Volleyball program.

Sean who was selected to the top Victorian State team since 2013, played his last season with the Melbourne University Blues, and joins fellow Australian Wolves players, James Haythorne and Tom Wheeler for the 2018-19 season.

Sean Van Oosterwick is welcomed to the team by fellow Australian Wolves players, James Haythorne,

Sean chose GPRC and the Wolves because of the strong athletic department and school culture that he feels is a good fit for him. He is excited to show what he can bring to the team, and how his volleyball skills will develop at a higher level.

Talon, a local graduate of St Joseph Catholic High School joins the squad as a mature athlete and will be a great addition as a setter says Head Coach Mitchell Schneider, who looks forward to seeing how Talons’ volleyball IQ and mentorship of the younger players will benefit the team.

Welcome to the pack Sean and Talon!

A New Look Winter Team for Women’s Basketball

A New Look Winter Team for Women’s Basketball

The GPRC Wolves are pleased to announce the addition of Cassandra Storie and Kayla Raiwet to the Women’s Basketball roster. Both women call Grande Prairie home, and have strong ties to the Wolves program. Athletic Director, Francois Fournier who is a huge advocate for nurturing local talent, is very pleased with the addition, commenting that it’s “always a pleasure to see young athletes who come through the club program show their Wolves Pride, and choose GPRC.”

GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball new recruit, Cassandra Storie. Welcome to the pack!

Cassandra Storie, Grande Prairie Composite High School 2017 Athlete of the Year chose GPRC after being introduced to the Wolves through the club program in 2014, which she describes as being some of the most memorable of her basketball career to date. Since then she has participated in many Wolves tournaments including the 2017 All Star Game and the 2016 Big Red Volleyball where she was nominated as a Team All Star.

Head Coach, Mandy Botham says that “Cassandra will add a spark to the team at both ends of the floor, and as a fierce defender she will be counted on to shut down the opponent.”

GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball new recruit, Kayla Raiwet. Welcome to the pack!

Kayla Raiwet, a Charles Spencer High School graduate, is no stranger to the program as she played with the Wolves who finished third in the North, earning an ACAC Championship play-off spot in the 2015-16 season. She chose GPRC to be close to friends and family, and is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program.

With a new look to the current roster this will be a challenging second half of the season for the Wolves, but Kayla is excited to see what she can bring to the team. Head Coach, Mandy Botham, who is pleased with Kayla’s commitment to the team this winter, says that “she brings experience, leadership and competitiveness to the squad, and is looking forward to coaching Kayla.”

The women’s first game of the 2018 season is at home where the Wolves will host Kings Eagles January 12 and 13. Be sure to keep checking gprc.ab.ca/athletics for updates to the roster, schedule, results and statistics.