Heat Women's Volleyball Cap Off Perfect Season With Second Consecutive National Title

Women's Volleyball


  2010 WVB Nationals

The UBC Okanagan Heat Women's Volleyball team could not have hoped for or dreamed of a much better season from start to finish. The highlight of course would be that the Heat won their second straight BCCAA Provincial and CCAA National banners but there was much more to be proud of. Here are some highlights and quick facts:

1. The Heat graduated 3 starters from the 2008-09 Championship team including National Championship MVP Sheila McNee, and National Championship all starts Kailey Buller and Erin Kolmatycki.

2. This season the Heat went undefeated in league play at 16-0, 2-0 at the BCCCAA Championship and 3-0 and the CCAA National Championship

3. The team had an incredible won-loss record in sets as well as not losing a match all season. They went 63 sets won - 3 sets lost and did not lose a single set after January 15th.

4. The last time the Heat lost a match was on Jan 17, 2009, 32 matches ago.

 5. The Heat team successfully completed 192 courses with only 2 unsuccessful ones during their two championship seasons. This 99% pass rate shows the dedication of these student athletes in the classroom as well as on the playing field.

6. The Heat won the maximum amount of individual athlete awards including:
Alex Basso - BCCAA Player of the Year, CCAA Player of the Year, CCAA All Canadian, BCCAA First Team All Star, Provincial and National Championships MVP
Leigh Dreher - BCCAA First Team All Star, CCAA All Canadian, CCAA National Championship First Team All Star
Caitlin Nyhus - BCCAA First Team All Star, BCCAA Provincial and CCAA National Championship First Team All Star
Sara Zaytsoff - BCCAA Second Team All Star
Jill Festival - BCCAA Rookie of the Year, BCCAA All Star Rookie Team
Lenai Schmidt - BCCAA All Star Rookie Team, CCAA Championship Second Team All Star

The Heat team members are:

# Name Hometown
1 Alycia Bradstock - Richmond, BC
2 Jillian Festival - Calgary, AB
3 Kaylan Gouldsborough - Penticton, BC
4 Alex Basso - Kelowna, BC
5 Amanda Magyar - Calgary, AB
6 Leigh Dreher Prince George, BC
7 Lindsay Loseth Kelowna, BC
8 Caitlin Nyhus Penticton, BC
9 Robin Browne Calgary, AB
11 Lenai Schmidt Vernon, BC
15 Kirsten Lawson Brandon, MB
16 Sara Zaytsoff Langley, BC

UBC Okanagan Heat



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