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Red Deer College Athletics is proud to announce our Boston Pizza Athletes of the Week.
1. Emma Holmes – Queens Volleyball Hometown – Red Deer, AB Bachelor of Kinesiology (1st year) (pictured above)
This past Friday in Calgary, Emma recorded eight kills, 12 digs and one ace in a three set victory over the Ambrose University Lions (25-15, 27-25 and 25-22). Then on Saturday at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, the five-foot-ten outside hitter was a key player in the Queens’ four set win over the Lions (25-16, 25-22, 16-25 and 32-30). Emma led the way offensively for both teams, totaling 17 kills. The student-athlete from Red Deer added 10 digs and was selected as the Queens Player-of-the-Game.
Entering this past weekend, the RDC Queens trailed the Ambrose University Lions in the south standings by four points. With help from the Bachelor of Kinesiology student, the Queens won back- to-back matches against the Lions, vaulting the RDC team into a tie with Ambrose University for third spot in the division.
2. Spencer Klassen – Kings Basketball Hometown – Red Deer, AB Bachelor of Education Elementary (4th year)
Despite the Kings dropping an 80-72 home decision this past Friday to the St. Mary’s University Lightning, Spencer played a solid game, accumulating 26 points, six rebounds and five steals, and was named the Kings Player-of-the-Game. Then the six-foot-two guard led the charge in Calgary on Saturday, helping the Kings earn an impressive 108-82 bounce-back victory over the Lightning. He played an integral part in the RDC Kings scoring over 100 points, with 34 of his own. The Bachelor of Education Elementary student added five assists and three rebounds, and remarkably hit eight-of- eleven from behind the three-point arc.
Spencer consistently leads by example and has a tremendous work ethic. The fourth-year student- athlete is a positive teammate and role model for youth. His 23.9 points per game leads Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men’s Basketball.
This Week in RDC Athletics
This week, the RDC Kings Hockey team will play an important weekend series against the NAIT Ooks, who are chasing the Kings in the standings. The Hockey Queens will also be back in action as they take on the defending champions, the MacEwan University Griffins, in a pair of games. Both basketball teams will play a home-and-home series against the SAIT Trojans and the Kings & Queens Volleyball squads will compete against the Olds College Broncos in two matches.
Here is a summary of what is happening this week in RDC Athletics.
Queens Hockey | Friday, Jan. 11 | 7:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The third place RDC Queens (5-6-1-0) will take on the second seed MacEwan University Griffins (10-3-1-0). Kaely McMurtry, a Bachelor of Education Middle School student, leads the league with seven goals.
Queens Hockey | Saturday, Jan. 12 | 6:00 p.m. | MacEwan University
The venue will shift to Edmonton as the Queens look to earn a road win against the Griffins.
Kings Hockey | Friday, Jan. 11 | 7:00 p.m. | NAIT
The first place Red Deer College Kings (10-2-1-1) will face-off against the NAIT Ooks (10-4-0-0) in Edmonton.
Kings Hockey | Saturday, Jan. 12 | 7:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
On their home ice, the RDC Kings will battle the NAIT Ooks in a rematch. After RDC’s 22 points in the standings, NAIT is next with 20 so this weekend series will shape up to be an important one.
Even though the Kings have depth and balanced scoring, Chase Thudium is tied for the league lead with 11 goals. The Business Administration General student is even with Lynnden Pastachak for the most points (19) on the RDC Kings.
The Red Deer College Kings have played the NAIT Ooks extremely tough the past few seasons. In the opening weekend this year, the Kings handed the Ooks a 6-2 loss at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre on October 5. Then 24 hours later, the RDC Kings defeated NAIT 3-2 in Edmonton. Over the two games, Kings’ defenceman Dylan Baer led the way for both teams with one goal and two assists. Troy Trombley was the winning netminder in both contests, turning aside a total of 50 out of 54 shots (0.926).
Queens Basketball | Friday, Jan. 11 | 6:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Basketball Queens will host the SAIT Trojans. Sandra Garcia-Bernal has provided a spark for the Queens and has tremendous anticipation, and work ethic. The second-year guard sits third in ACAC Women’s Basketball, averaging 11.2 rebounds per game.
Queens Basketball | Saturday, Jan. 12 | 6:00 p.m. | SAIT
In Calgary, the RDC Queens will challenge the Trojans.
Kings Basketball | Friday, Jan. 11 | 8:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The RDC Kings (5-5) will hit the hardwood against the first-place Trojans (10-0). The fifth-place Kings are only a pair of points out of a playoff position.
Kings Basketball | Saturday, Jan. 12 | 8:00 p.m. | SAIT
In the second half of the home-and-home series, the Kings will compete against the Trojans in Calgary.
Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Jan. 12 | 6:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The third place Red Deer College Queens (8-6) will entertain the Olds College Broncos (1-13) at home. Libero Kaylee Domoney has been outstanding defensively, helping the Queens quickly transition to offence. Her 4.56 digs per set ranks the Business Administration Human Resources student second in ACAC Women’s Volleyball.
Queens Volleyball | Sunday, Jan. 13 | 6:00 p.m. | Olds College
In a weekend rematch, the Queens will play a rare Sunday match in Olds.
Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Jan. 12 | 8:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The second place Red Deer College Kings (10-4) will play the Olds College Broncos (0-14). The Kings have been playing a solid brand of volleyball, winning their seventh straight ACAC match last weekend.
Right side hitter Regan Fathers leads ACAC Men’s Volleyball in kills (218), kills per set (5.45) and hitting percentage (0.446). Middle Mark DeWit leads the league with 1.00 blocks per set and setter Thomas Wass sits at the top of the ACAC with 10.26 assists per set.
The Kings have significantly progressed since the opening ACAC serve on October 12 and have the goal of peaking at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Volleyball National Championship, March 6-9 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.
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Kings Volleyball | Sunday, Jan. 13 | 8:00 p.m. | Olds College
The Kings will hit the court in Olds and challenge the Broncos.
For more information on RDC Athletics, the student-athletes, scores, and game recaps of conference games, please visit: rdcathletics.ca
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Hat-trick in The Hat. Stettler’s Alisha Coules strikes often in season-opening victory for RDC Soccer Queens
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RDC Athletics Recap
This past weekend, the Kings & Queens Soccer teams opened the 2019-20 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) regular season on the road. The RDC Queens split their two-game series while the Kings earned four of a possible six points in the standings.
The Red Deer College Queens Hockey team was involved in some close exhibition contests at the RDC Icebreaker Tournament, and it picked up a victory. In non-conference play, the Kings Hockey team competed hard against the University of Calgary Dinos, but it dropped both games against the squad from U Sports.
Queens Soccer | Saturday, September 7 | Medicine Hat College
The RDC Queens opened the season on a positive note with a 4-0 shutout against the Rattlers. Bachelor of Science Nursing student Alisha Coules recorded a hat trick and Red Deer’s Mikayla Fujimoto added a single. Queens goalkeeper Alethea Riemer earned the shutout.
Queens Soccer | Sunday, September 8 | Lethbridge College
In the second game of the road trip, the Red Deer College Queens worked hard but were blanked 3- 0 by the Kodiaks. Rebecca McBride, a Bachelor of Science student from Calgary, was named the Queens Player-of-the-Game with a strong effort. The RDC Queens wrapped up the weekend with a 1-1-0 record, sharing third spot in the south standings with the Rattlers.
Kings Soccer | Saturday, September 7 | Medicine Hat College
The Kings and Rattlers played to a 0-0 draw in Medicine Hat. Kings goalkeeper Jacob Hamilton made six saves, helping RDC earn a point in the standings. Pedro Humberto Mourao Neto, a second-year midfielder from Brazil, was named the RDC Kings Player-of-the-Game.
Kings Soccer | Sunday, September 8 | Lethbridge College
On the strength of Nathan Swartz’s late game heroics, the RDC Kings picked up an impressive 3-2 road win against the Kodiaks. Matthew Elphick and Hugo Janssen also tallied for RDC. With the victory, the Kings (1-0-1) went undefeated on the weekend. They share first spot in the south with the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (1-0-1) in the early stages of the season.
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1. Alisha Coules – Queens Soccer Hometown – Stettler, AB Bachelor of Science Nursing (2nd year)
This past weekend, Alisha Coules was outstanding on the Queens Soccer team’s two-game road trip. On Saturday in Medicine Hat, the Queens and Rattlers were scoreless at the half, until Alisha kicked the offence into another gear. The second-year student-athlete scored a natural hat trick, striking in the 51st, 61st and 70th minute, helping the RDC Queens eventually defeat the host Rattlers 4-0. The Bachelor of Science Nursing student was named the Queens Player-of-the-Game.
Despite dropping a 3-0 decision to the Kodiaks on Sunday, Alisha was once again noticeable on the soccer pitch. She displayed a strong work ethic and tried to generate several scoring opportunities against a formidable Kodiaks’ defence. The talented forward from Stettler showed dogged determination, playing all 90 minutes.
2. Kyle Bett – Kings Soccer Hometown – Calgary, AB Kinesiology General (3rd year)
Calgary’s Kyle Bett played an integral role helping the Kings Soccer team earn four of a possible six points in the standings this past weekend. The third-year played a full 90 minutes in both games and was very effective, especially defensively. The Kinesiology General student was instrumental in preserving the 0-0 tie while down a man against the Rattlers on Saturday.
In Sunday’s thrilling 3-2 victory in Lethbridge, Kyle played a well-rounded game, contributing on both sides of the ball. Besides another stalwart performance on defence, Kyle had a pair of shots and assisted on the Kings’ opening goal, which was a marker from Matthew Elphick. For his standout effort, Kyle was selected as the Kings Player-of-the-Game.
This Week in RDC Athletics
The RDC Cross Country Running Kings & Queens are ready to host Running Room Grand Prix #2 on Saturday. This week, both Red Deer College Soccer teams will play their home openers. There is also non-conference hockey action at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.
Here is a summary of what is happening this week in RDC Athletics:
Cross Country Running | Grand Prix #2 | Saturday, September 14 | 12:00 p.m. | RDC
The RDC Cross Country Running team will host Running Room Grand Prix #2. There is no cost to watch these top collegiate cross country runners compete. The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) women will start at 12:00 p.m. and the men will race at 1:00 p.m.
There are still opportunities for high school teams and open runners to register for the event at Red Deer College, until noon on Wednesday, September 11. High school runners will race in the morning and some of those competitors may become future members of the RDC team.
Queens Soccer | Friday, September 13 | 2:00 p.m. | RDC Main Field
The RDC Queens (1-1-0) will play the Olds College Broncos (2-0-0) in their home opener. After only two games, the Broncos and Lethbridge College Kodiaks (2-0-0) are the only undefeated teams in the south. The Red Deer College Queens and Medicine Hat College Rattlers (1-1-0) share third spot in the division with three points each.
RDC’s Alisha Coules sits tied for second in ACAC Women’s Soccer goal scoring with three.
Queens Soccer | Sunday, September 15 | 12:00 p.m. | RDC Main Field
The Red Deer College Queens will host the SAIT Trojans (0-1-0). Last weekend, the Olds College Broncos defeated the SAIT Trojans 2-1.
Kings Soccer | Friday, September 13 | 4:00 p.m. | RDC Main Field
The Red Deer College Kings Soccer team (1-0-1) will face the Olds College Broncos (1-1-0). In the early going, the Kings share top spot in the south with the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (1-0-1). Both squads have four points in the standings.
Kings goalkeeper Jacob Hamilton ranks first in ACAC Men’s Soccer with 14 saves.
Kings Soccer | Sunday, September 15 | 2:00 p.m. | RDC Main Field
The RDC Kings will compete against the SAIT Trojans (1-0-0) in an afternoon tilt.
Kings Hockey | Saturday, September 14 | 7:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The RDC Kings will face-off against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, of U Sports.
Kings Hockey | Sunday, September 15 | 2:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Kings will entertain the Pronghorns in a rematch.
Queens Hockey | Sunday, September 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
In non-conference play, the Red Deer College Queens will challenge the Central Alberta Amazons of the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League (AJFHL).
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