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

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

Recruitment has begun for the 2020-21 volleyball season. Head Coach Lauren Hale-Miller is excited to begin the process and start adding to the 2020-21 roster.

Starting the recruitment season off is local recruit, Dakota Wolstenholme.

GPRC Wolves Women’s Volleyball recruit, Dakota Wolstenholme.

Hailing from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Dakota Wolstenholme is already looking forward to joining the Wolf pack, “I chose GPRC because I grew up watching the College play and was excited at the opportunity to play for them myself.”

Wolstenholme will be joining her older sister, McKenna on the squad next season and is looking forward to some sisterly rivalry with her other sister, Ainsley, who plays for the Keyano Huskies.

“[In my rookie season] I’m excited to learn different aspects of the game of volleyball and to meet new people.”

Wolstenholme is bringing a ton of great experience to the pack including bringing home a Provincial title for the second year in a row this season with her U17 Wolves team. The team also tied for 5th place at Nationals this past season, again, for the second year in a row.

Head Coach, Lauren Hale-Miller is delighted to welcome another Wolstenholme to the squad and kick-off the recruitment season. “Dakota will bring energy and a sense of urgency to our backcourt play. I am thrilled to have this young and willing to learn libero join our roster for the 2020-21 season.”

Welcome to the pack, Dakota!

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

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

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

GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball Head Coach, Mitch Schneider is pleased to announce the signing of Zachariah Ohori to the program.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball new recruit, Zachariah Ohori. Zach is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Hailing from Prince George, British Columbia, Zachariah (Zach) is bringing a ton of great experience to the Wolves this upcoming season. Zach brought home the Provincial Championship in 2019 with his BC U18 team, an upgrade from the bronze provincial medal he brought home with his BC U16 team in 2017. Also in 2017, Zach brought home a silver medal at the Western Nationals with his U16 Club team. Finally, in 2016, he brought home a provincial silver with his BC U15 team.

Zach is looking forward to starting his post-secondary education at GPRC as he’s enrolled in a Bachelor of Science, University Transfer program. He is most looking forward to “playing at a post-secondary level of volleyball and connecting with the Grande Prairie community.” Zach is looking forward to attending GPRC thanks to its “great academic options financial support put in place for its student-athletes.”

Head Coach Schneider is looking forward to welcoming Zachariah to the squad this upcoming season.

“The men’s volleyball team is excited to welcome Zach to the program.  He brings tremendous experience as a well-rounded volleyball player who has shared team successes by winning medals at the National level as well as Provincially in BC.  Zach has experience playing in multiple positions and he comes from an excellent volleyball program in Prince George.  We know he has had great competitive experiences and he has been well trained, it is awesome to have Zach join the Wolves.”

Welcome to the pack, Zach.

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GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball Head Coach, Mitch Schneider is pleased to announce the signing of Trey Sanderson to the program.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball new recruit, Trey Sanderson. Trey is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Heading to Grande Prairie from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Trey Sanderson is looking forward to joining the wolf pack and continuing to play volleyball with his Olds College Broncos teammate, Lane Matthews. Trey played for the Broncos last ACAC season, and before that brought home multiple wins with his high school team.

Trey is looking forward to continuing his education at GPRC, where he will be studying business. He is most looking forward to “getting to know all the athletes and coaches at GPRC.” He’s excited to “get some ACAC wins and hopefully a medal under our belt.”

Head Coach Schneider is looking forward to having Trey out on the court in the upcoming season.

“Trey brings experience and versatility to our program that will help add a piece to our puzzle as we build toward our team goals for the fall.  His experience in the ACAC’s South Conference will certainly help add depth and competitiveness for next season.”

Welcome to the pack, Trey.

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GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball Head Coach, Mitch Schneider is pleased to announce the signing of Lane Matthews to the program.

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

Joining the pack from Villeneuve, Alberta, Lane is bringing a ton of great experience to the squad. Most recently, Lane was named Male Athlete of the Year in 2018 for the Olds College Broncos.

Lane is looking forward to continuing his education at GPRC, where he will be studying business. He is most looking forward to “being a part of a new culture and school, and being able to bring his attributes to the team.” Another key factor in why Lane chose GPRC was because he gave him the opportunity to watch over his little sister, Lana who will be joining the Wolves Women’s Volleyball team next season.

Head Coach Schneider is looking forward to having Lane out on the court in the upcoming season. “We are excited to welcome Lane to our program. His experience, maturity, and competitiveness are going to make him a great fit for us and help us towards achieving our team goals next season.”

Welcome to the pack, Lane.

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

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GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball Head Coach, Mitch Schneider is pleased to announce the signing of Josh Dumont to the Men’s Volleyball program.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball new recruit, Josh Dumont. Josh is committing to the Wolves for the 2019-20 season.

Hailing from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Josh is bringing a ton of great experience to the Wolves this upcoming season including playing in the GPRC Wolves Volleyball All-Star game in grade 11 and this past December while in grade 12 . The soon-to-be St. Joseph Catholic High School graduate was part of the gold winning Team Alberta at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games, was crowned the 2017 Tournament All-Star at the Kelowna Best of the West tournament and brought home a silver medal in 2017 at the Les Jeux de la Francaphonie Canadienne.

Josh is excited to join the wolf pack and start his Bachelor of Education degree at GPRC. He is looking forward to representing and competing for his hometown and also being challenged at the ACAC level to help reach his goals of continuously bettering his skills and becoming a better athlete.

Head Coach Schneider is looking forward to having Josh out on the court in the upcoming season. “Josh is an exciting athlete who has been an excellent leader and competitor through his high school and club career. We are proud to have Josh joining the program to continue to compete for Grande Prairie!”

Welcome to the pack, Josh.

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

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.

GPRC Wolves Featured Athletes of the Week: March 4, 2019

GPRC Wolves Featured Athletes of the Week: March 4, 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 Danja Fredrickson from the Wolves Women’s Soccer team and Chloe Keay from the Wolves Women’s Volleyball team as our current Featured Athletes of the Week!

Danja Fredrickson #9

Program: 1st Year, Bachelor of Kinesiology
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia

Danja took a big leap of faith when she made the big decision leaving her Vancouver roots to join the Wolves Soccer family here in Grande Prairie and we’re so glad she did! Danja had an excellent first season and played a vital role as our holding midfield player. Danja’s game intelligence, combative nature and her field vision were instrumental in every game during the season. A quiet athlete off the pitch, Danja comes to life and is fiercely competitive when the whistle blows and play starts. Danja will play a large role in the pack next season as women’s soccer strive for medals! Thank you Danja for your dedication to the Wolves!

 

Chloe Keay #8

Program: 2nd Year, Bachelor of Science Nursing
Position: Libero
Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alberta

Chloe is a second year defensive specialist. She is a student in the Bachelor of Nursing program at GPRC and is a very focused student-athlete. Chloe was a recipient of the CCAA – ACSC National Scholar Award for the 2017-2018 season. She demonstrates dedication to the weight room, mental training sessions and takes the opportunity for extra training whenever it presents itself. She is a supportive teammate and works diligently to contribute to the team environment both on and off the court. As someone who emulates the Wolves way, Chloe works hard to better herself and her teammates each and every day! Thank you Chloe for your dedication to the Wolves!

 

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.