A pair of volleyball players have been named this week’s Red Deer College Athletics Boston Pizza Athletes of the Week.
RDC Athletics officials say Queen’s volleyball player Alexandria Greenshields had a tremendous weekend on the court, helping the Queens (14-8) defeat the SAIT Trojans (13-7) in a pair of matches to move even with the Ambrose University Lions (14-8) for second spot in the south.
In Friday’s five set victory at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre (25-22, 24-26, 27-25, 20-25 and 17-15), the five-foot-ten middle blocker totaled eight kills, two digs, two stuff blocks, one assist and one ace, accounting for 11 of the Queens’ points.
Then on Saturday in Calgary, the first-year Open Studies student from Red Deer accumulated eight kills, five digs, four stuff blocks and one ace in another five set win (25-20, 16-25, 22-25, 25-20 and 15-13), contributing 13 more points for RDC.
Since November 2, the Red Deer College Queens have been one of the hottest teams in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women’s Volleyball, going 13-3 in their past 16 matches with Greenshields described as an integral part of the Queens’ strong play.
Meantime, Regan Fathers was a force for the Kings Volleyball team (16-6) this past weekend.
The six-foot-six outside hitter had 23 kills, five digs and three service aces while hitting for 48.6 per cent efficiency in Friday’s three set sweep over the SAIT Trojans (25-20, 25-19 and 25-21).
The fifth-year’s contribution of 26 points helped him earn the Kings Player-of-the-Game award.
Despite dropping a close five set decision on Saturday (20-25, 25-23, 25-22, 18-25 and 17-19), the talented student athlete from East Fremantle, Western Australia, accumulated impressive numbers once again.
Fathers 21 kills led the Kings in Calgary, while adding three digs and two blocks.
RDC Athletics officials say the Kinesiology General student leads the league with 369 total kills and 5.13 kills per set.
It’s anticipated Fathers will be a key player as the Kings prepare for the ACAC Championship from February 21-23 and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Volleyball National Championship from March 7-9 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, when the Kings will be vying for their historic 14th national title.
(With files from RDC Athletics)
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