Kodiaks Weekend Update - March 2
After what was supposed to be a rebuilding year the Kodiaks Men’s Volleyball qualified for the ACAC championships and did not disappoint! The men traveled to UAA to work towards their goal of an ACAC title. Unfortunately ran into a road block against the higher seed NAIT Ooks in the quarterfinal and fell 19-17 in the 5th set to move to the B side of the championships. After another heartbreaking 5th (against Kings College) set loss the season came to an end for the Kodiaks. Ian Bennett earned the ACAC South Coach of the Year honors, Kai Hesthammer was selected as the ACAC South Rookie of the year and Andres Pires was selected to the All Conference team. Congratulations Kodiaks!
Kodiaks played their last regular season contests at home in preparation for next weekends ACAC Championships up at NAIT starting Thursday, March 5. In a hard fought series against the visiting Olds College Broncos, the women earned a split. Getting the win on Friday night 86-73 but suffering a loss on Senior recognition day, 81-77. Deanna Dotts, Ali Cameron, Liz Lowry and Kelsey Willoughby competed in their last home games as Kodiaks. We wish them the best & the team the best at the ACAC Championships.
Kodiaks men’s team put on a show of team effort in preparation for the upcoming ACAC Championships this weekend up at Keyano College. The Kodiaks knocked off the #12 in the nation Broncos two straight games to finish their regular season on a winning note. The Kodiaks beat the Broncos, 93-78 on Friday night & then 93-71 on Saturday. It was a dominate performance for the Kodiaks and we wish them luck this weekend at the ACAC’s.
In a truly dominating fashion – the Kodiaks Men’s team defended its ACAC Indoor title this past weekend up in Edmonton earning 139 points as a team with its next closest competition at 88 points. The women’s team earned a Bronze medal finishing just 2 points out of a silver for the weekend. All toll the teams brought home 13 medals – 7 GOLD, 3 SILVER & 3 BRONZE! Amazing team effort.
On the individual recognition side – Alex Harding earned the Runner of the year award and overall Grand Prix honors & Alex Andres was 2nd overall to his teammate. On the women’s side, Caylee Vogel earned a Gold, Rachel Mackenzie was 3rd overall with Caylee finishing 4th in the Grand Prix. Congratulations Kodiaks! Great season!