GPRC Wolves: Recruits to the Women’s 2020-21 Soccer Team

GPRC Wolves: Recruits to the Women’s 2020-21 Soccer Team

Recruitment has begun for the 2020-21 soccer season. As if coaching two ACAC sports teams isn’t time consuming enough, GPRC Wolves Men and Women’s Soccer Head Coach, Chris Morgan has also been recruiting. Always on the lookout for talented athletes, Morgan says “it’s never too early to start” and is pleased to be adding to the 2020-21 roster.

Starting the recruitment season off is Kasya Miller and Khloe Webber.

GPRC Wolves 2020-21 Women’s soccer recruit, Kasya Miller.

As a current member of the Regional Excel Centre of Saskatchewan, Kasya Miller is bringing a ton of great experience to the Wolf pack. The SK REX Program is one of eight Canada Soccer Regional Excel Centres and is a stepping stone into Canada Soccer Women’s EXCEL National Pathway. Hailing from Warman, Saskatchewan, Miller also brought home a Provincial title in 2017 with her high school team.

Miller will be enrolled in our Engineering program at GPRC and is looking forward to starting her academic and athletic journey. “I am excited to come into a new team and play the sport I love. [GPRC] is a small College and it has what I want for academics and athletics.”

Head Coach, Chris Morgan is delighted to welcome Miller to the squad and kick-off the recruitment season.

“Kasya impressed me at a recent ID Camp with her agility and distribution. I am delighted she has chosen GPRC to further her education and represent the Wolves.”

Welcome to the pack, Kasya.

GPRC Wolves Women’s soccer recruit, Khloe Webber signing for the 2020-21 season.

Khloe Webber who hails from Stony Plain, AB. Webber is already looking forward to her first ACAC soccer match. “I am most excited to play in the ACAC, and to experience the team and community support in that first home opener match. I chose GPRC because of the supportive coaching staff and competitive team environment.”

As a member of the Junior Pandas Soccer program since 2016, Webber is bringing a ton of great experience to the Wolves including her team being named the Seattle Sounders FC Cup Champions in 2017 and securing MVP Award in the Victoria Showcase in 2018. Webber also earned the Captain title of her 2018 Victoria U17 team.

Webber will be enrolled in our Bachelor of Education program at GPRC and is looking forward to starting her academic and athletic journey.

In catching up with Head Coach Chris Morgan, he mentions his delight to have Webber join the squad. “Khloe brings a real presence, enthusiasm and hunger to the game. She is a vocal player and is excellent in 1v1 situations. Khloe was so impressive at the College ID camp I attended, I’m looking forward to welcoming her to the pack and working with such a talented player.”

Welcome to the pack, Khloe.

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

 

Past GPRC Wolf makes Top 40 Under 40 list!

Past GPRC Wolf makes Top 40 Under 40 list!

GPRC Wolves is pleased to congratulate Ryan Pomeroy on being named one of Canada’s top 40 under 40. The announcement was made last week by Founding Partner Caldwell, and Presenting Partner MNP, after Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Independent Advisory Board, which comprises more than 20 respected and experienced individuals from across Canada met to select the Honourees. Ryan was selected from almost 800 nominations from across Canada.

A Wolves Wall of Fame inductee, respected community leader and dedicated supporter of the athletics program, Ryan played with the Wolves between 1997 and 2001. He has had an exceptional volleyball career that includes playing with Canada’s National Program and playing professionally in Europe.

 

During his time with the Wolves, the Men’s Volleyball Team experienced their most successful medal run which included 1 ACAC Bronze Medal, 2 ACAC Silver Medals, 1 CCAA Bronze Medal and 2 CCAA Silver Medals. These came as the College hosted three highly successful back to back CCAA Men’s Volleyball Nationals. Ryan was also named an ACAC All Star in 2 of his seasons.

Ryan has been involved with GPRC and Wolves Athletics in many capacities since his playing days, and we are proud of his achievements on and off the court says Ron Thomson, Director for GPRC Sport, Fitness and Wellness. His dedication and work ethic as an athlete, and as a businessman have earned him this well-deserved recognition.

Recipients will be honoured at the Top 40 National Celebrations to be held in Toronto in November, including the Top 40 Awards Night Gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on the night of November 21, 2018.

Congratulations Ryan. Once a wolf, always a wolf.

GPRC Wolves Weekend Recap

GPRC Wolves Weekend Recap

Your GPRC Wolves hosted the University of Alberta – Augustana Vikings at the Pomeroy Field in their second set of home games of the season.

Sporting their new team gear, the Women won 7-1 on Saturday, and 4-1 on Sunday, claiming 6 valuable points to tie the top of the standings in the North Division. Players of the Game were rookie striker Ashtyn Haycock and veteran defender Bailey Zahorodniuk.

Goals from Alexi Watson (2), Ashytn Haycock (2), Kelsey Wudkevich, Madi Gillespie and Brook Robert secured Saturdays win for the ladies. Coach Morgan commented that Sunday’s game was a tighter affair, with the Wolves coming out the out eventual winners 4-1. Jess Winterford opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first half and Shelby Henley increased the lead early in the second half. The Vikings reduced the arrears soon after before goals from rookie midfielder Kelsey Wudkevich and 2nd year defender Megan Dalziel secured the win for the ladies.

With a draw 0-0 on Saturday, and a win 3-0 on Sunday, the men bounced back from last weeks’ defeat to garner 4 points well-earned points. Players of the Game were striker Bernardo Cruz, and goalkeeper Brandon Harvey. Coach Morgan commented that the Wolves should have won Saturday’s encounter, but a host of missed chances allowed the Vikings to claim a share of the spoils, going on to mention that a magnificent performance in the midfield by Bernardo Rojas confirmed his Player of the Game nomination. Goals from rookie midfielder Rui Vale, 2nd year defender Cameron Close and rookie striker Zack Fischer on Sunday secured the win with Coach Morgan saying that Sunday’s game was much better with the Wolves racing into a three-goal lead. Despite missed chances to add to the score line in the second half, the men deservedly secured their first win of the season.

 

 

The squads have no games this weekend, but will prepare to travel to Edmonton Friday September 29 where they will face the Kings University Eagles, and the Concordia Thunder. All games can be watched on ACACTV.ca, and home game schedules are available at gprc.ab.ca/athletics

 

 

 

 

Wolves fall to Team Canada Sitting Volleyball Squad

GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball played an exhibition match against the Team Canada Sitting Volleyball Team Friday night at Peace Wapiti Academy.

Despite a 1-4 loss to the National team, it was an excellent experience for our athletes and our program. The opportunity to train and compete with our National team was one that everyone was easily excited for, and to have the maple leaf in our gym and across the net from us was unforgettable, said Wolves Head Coach Mitchell Schneider. The National Team has a strong Wolves connection with 3 of the coaching staff being Wolves Alumni, Head Coach Jeff Smith (WVB 2012-14, Assistant Coach Krystal Bush (WVB 2004-05) and Athletic Therapist Caitlin Baker (WBB 2008-11).

Smith, the Head Coach of the Wolves Women’s Volleyball team who won ACAC and CCAA Silver in 2014, was thoroughly impressed with the turnout and by the game play. He said that we don’t get an opportunity to play against a large block on a consistent basis, and the GPRC guys bought into the opportunity to learn a game, and also teach a few things to the national team. Smith plans to come back to Grande Prairie for exhibition games until the team qualifies for the 2010 Paralympic Games to be held in Japan.

This event was a great opportunity for Grande Prairie and area to see the calibre of play of the Team Canada Sit Volleyball Team said GPRC Wolves Athletic Director Francois Fournier; they are great athletes who perform at a very high level. Congratulations to their coach Jeff Smith, his coaching staff and the players and best wishes for continued success on the world stage.

St. Joes: Double Gold at Big Red

 

One of the largest volleyball gatherings in the Province, The Service Plus Inns and Suites, Big Red Volleyball Tournament was hosted this weekend by Wolves Volleyball. 22 Girls, and 17 Boys teams registered for the tournament, but in the end, it was an all Grande Prairie final, with St. Joseph Catholic High School and Peace Wapiti Academy battling it out in both the Boys, and Girls. St. Joe’s emerged as the winner on both fronts, clinching gold and the 2017 Championship Banner.

 

Boys Girls
Gold St. Josephn Catholic High School St. Josephn Catholic High School
Silver Peace Wapiti Academy Peace Wapiti Academy
Bronze Sexsmith Secondary School Spirit River Regional Academy
4th Parkland Composite High School Dawson Creek Secondary School – Juniors

Congratulations to all the teams that participated! We hope to see you in 2018.