She’s only 14 but Elle Couture is taking her dreams up a notch after some great results at the Alberta Summer Swim Championships. Couture, who swims with the Sylvan Lake Nauticals, picked up 2 bronze medals and 2 more 4th place finishes at provincials. Her bronze medals came in the 50 Meter and 200 Meter Breast Stroke. She finished fourth in both the 100 meter Breast Stroke, and in the 100 meter Freestyle events.
Best of all, her time in the 100 Meter Breast Stroke has qualified her to swim at the Canadian Trials next spring where the top swimmers will qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! Elle also has chance qualify for the 200 meter Breast Stroke as her best time is just 0.11 seconds off the standard. She’ll look to improve that time at Canadian Jr. Nationals coming up in Calgary.
In her age category, she is currently ranked 12th in the country in the 100 and 200 Meter Breast Stroke!
The Jr. Nationals are coming up late this month. Couture will swim in the 100 and 200 Meter Breast Stroke events, plus the 50 and 100 Meter Freestyle events. Then in August Elle is heading to the Western Canada Summer Games where she will represent Alberta in the 100 and 200 Meter Breast Stroke Individual and Relay events!
Elle Couture has benefited from her participation in ASDC Central programming. In January 2018 she was named ASDC Central Athlete of the Month. Here’s Elle’s ASDC Central Athlete of the Month video profile.
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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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