Wesmen women volleyball players strike gold at Canada Summer Games
It was an exciting weekend for some members of the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Women’s Volleyball program.
First-year players Emma Parker, Taylor Boughton, Ashleigh Laube, and Jessica Andjelic, along with former player Jayme Menzies, were members of Team Manitoba that struck gold in Women’s Volleyball competition at the Canada Summer Games held in Winnipeg.
Manitoba defeated the previously unbeaten Team Alberta in four sets (28-30, 25-22, 25-20, 25-15) in the gold medal match in front of approximately 3,500 spectators Saturday night at the Investors Group Centre.
The victory was the first time since 2009 that Manitoba has won gold in Women’s Volleyball competition at the Summer Games.
Parker, Andjelic, and Boughton were all in the starting lineup while Laube was brought in as a serving specialist. Former Wesmen player Jayme Menzies served as one of the team’s assistant coaches.
Former Jr. Wesmen team members Julia Tays, Laura Hill, and Ayiya Ottogo were also on the roster and figured prominently in the gold medal win.
The result was a proud one for University of Winnipeg Women’s Volleyball head coach Diane Scott, who will have all four players on her roster for the upcoming 2017-18 Canada West Volleyball season.
“What an exceptional achievement for Volleyball Manitoba, the Canada Games organizers, and specifically these female athletes. I could not be more proud or excited for our upcoming season and privilege to coach and work with these young women. Emma, Taylor, Ashleigh and Jessica played significant roles in the team dynamic that helped all achieve championship gold. Include the mentoring contribution of Jayme Menzies as the teams assistant coach, an obvious huge piece in the puzzle to gather together for one goal,” said Scott.
Sheldon Appelle, Sports Information Coordinator
University of Winnipeg
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