Game Times (PST)
Canada West conference matches
To be played at the gymnasium at UBC Okanagan.
|UBCO||TALE OF THE TAPE||MRU|
|79 (11)||Sets||81 (6)|
|13-0||3 set matches||4-5|
|5-0||4 set matches||6-5|
|2-2||5 set matches||1-1|
|12.62 (2)||Kills/set||10.77 (10)|
|.240 (2)||Hitting Pct.||.159 (8)|
|.094||Opp Hitting Pct.||.195|
|11.71 (4)||Assists/set||10.10 (9)|
|1.92 (7)||Aces/set||2.19 (3)|
|14.99 (1)||Digs/set||12.96 (8)|
|2.41 (3)||Blocks/set||2.00 (9)|
|38 (7)||Solo Blocks||29 (9)|
|305 (3)||Block Assists||266 (5)|
CIS National Ranking: No. 1
CanWest Standings: 1st
Last week: 2-0 // (Fri W, 3-0) (Sat W, 3-0) @ GMU
Streak: Won 3
2014-15 Record: (27-9, 19-5) (T1st)
2015 CanWest Playoffs: 2-2 – 4th
2015 CIS Tournament: N/A
Last CanWest Title: N/A
Last CIS Title: N/A
This Week for the Heat: UBC Okanagan women’s volleyball team is alone atop the Canada West standings and the CIS rankings after regained top spot on the table with a clean sweep of the Griffins the past weekend. The Heat will be returning home to play their remaining two games against Mount Royal University. The first of the two games will take place on Friday (Feb. 19) and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The second game will take place on Saturday (Feb. 20) and will start at 5 p.m. Both the games will take place at UBC Okanagan’s Gymnasium.
Standings: The Heat sit alone at the top of Canada West standings after a sweep of MacEwan and Trinity’s split at TRU. If the Heat can win out hey will host the Canada West championships on March 4-5, with a bye and the No. 1 seed. If Trinity Western can catch UBC Okanagan in wins the second tiebreaker to determine who finishes first is a sets won / sets loss ratio. Third tie break is points won / points lost. Regardless the Heat will host Canada West playoff volleyball as either the #2 or #3 seed.
Current Form: Have won three straight matches and have ran their season record to 20-2. Have lost once at home and once on the road this season.
Key Players: This weekend all of the focus will be on the six graduating players, but these matches are important and forth year setter Emily Oxland will be needed to make sure the varied offense UBCO runs will be primed for the post season. This past weekend Oxland orchestrated six straight set wins, on Friday night she would dish up 31 assists as six different players finished with a kill for UBCO, only one with double digit kills and four other with seven or eight. As a team Oxland had her team hit .330 for the match, going into the contest the Griffins had only allowed opponents to hit .191 per match. Saturday night Oxland once again spread the ball with 29 assists and the team hit .273. Emily was also outstanding in all aspects of the match on Saturday with a match high 14 digs, three blocks and four service aces. Oxland is also a weapon with the serve, she has 33 aces on the season and a career total 127 aces, she is trying to catch Brandon’s Shanlee McLennan who on Saturday just broke the Canada West career record for service aces with an astonishing 134 career aces.
Overall Head to Head (4-2 – regular season, 0-2 – post season): UBC Okanagan holds the career edge in wins over MRU 4-2, however the Cougars have been able to take best the Heat in big matches. In February of 2013 in the Heat’s first trip to the Canada West post season Mount Royal came into Kelowna and took two-straight off UBC Okanagan. In the second to last weekend last year (Jan 2015) Mount Royal earned a split with the Heat preventing UBC Okanagan from hosting the Canada West championships. Both regualr season losses to MRU came on Kenyon Court in Calgary.
MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY (15-13, 11-11 Canada West)
CIS National Ranking: NR
CanWest Standings: 7th
Last week: 2-0 // (Fri W, 3-0) (Sat W, 3-0) vs WPG
Streak: Win 2
2014-15 CW Regular Season Record: 5-19
2014-15 CW Playoff Record: //
2014-15 Overall Record: 5-19
Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: //
Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: //
Fate of the Cougs season: The Cougars control their playoff destiny, win and they go on, lose both and their fate is decided by the outcome of the (9-13) Calgary Dinos versus the (2-20) Manitoba Bisons. Any combination of a Mount Royal win and/or a Calgary loss will put MRU in the seventh and final playoff spot.
Trouble on the road: The Cougars haven’t enjoyed a fabled outing when playing away from home, having won just four of their eleven games this season. The team will be travelling to play the league leaders at their home, giving the Cougars a diminutive margin for error.
Current form: The Cougars currently sit seventh on the table with a four point gap between themselves and eighth placed Calgary. The Cougars must therefore be at their very best to secure their place in the playoffs in their bid to beat the best team in the country.
Key Players: Middle hitter Julia Kryzan stands second overall with 0.54 service aces per set.
Team Stat: The Cougars stand second in the league with 177 service aces.
Number of new players: 6
Key Recruits: Cassidy Kitchen (OH/Terrace, BC/Northwest Volleyball Club), Maddi Quinn (LB/Red Deer, AB/Red Deer Queens), Carolina Alongi (OH/Calgary, AB/403 Selects Volleyball Club), Chantel Park (OH/Blackfalds, AB/Olds College Broncos), Alex Donaghy (MH/Sylvan Lake, AB/Red Deer Queens), Julia Kryzan (MH/Calgary, AB/Saskatchewan Huskies)
Number of departing players: 2
Key Losses: Fallon Middlemiss (LS/5), Carolyn O’Dwyer (LS/3)
Key performers: The Cougars will lean on a trio of players this season to lead them back to the Canada West playoffs. Fifth-year captain Jenna Smith will be tasked with preparing her young squad for the ebbs and flows of a full Canada West season. Second year libero Alex Runge will look to duplicate her exceptional rookie season that saw her being named to the Canada West All-Rookie Team. Rookie Carolina Alongi has already started turning heads in the preseason and will be a go-to player for Coach Sandra Lamb.
Coach Quote: “We are really excited about this year, we have a really good recruiting class that came in and we are excited about these players. There will obviously be some bumps along the way but our team chemistry is way above what we have had in past years. We have the right people in the right place and we are going to have some good impact players in their first year. The veterans have come in with a really good mindset and are excited about getting everyone on the same page right from the beginning and they’ve done an excellent job with that.” – Mount Royal head coach Sandra Lamb
Key storyline: After finishing a league-worst 5-19 last season, the Cougars have reshaped and restructured their team. The 2015-16 edition of the women’s volleyball team will have a large focus on youth. First and second-year players will play an integral role to try and get the Cougars into the top seven and into the playoffs.
#3 Kate DeJong – In an interview following her first year as a member of the Heat and just after Kate went on a mission to Jamaica helping out kids abroad Kate said “Whether I’m on or off the court I have a job. I’m a teammate and I have that responsibility so anything that I can do to help players on my team is great.” In her five seasons on the team any you will ask will say she did a great job of living up to her responsibility and being a great teammate.
The fifth year right side has only known CIS competition with UBC Okanagan and came to the Heat out of Calgary Christian High School and the Dinos volleyball club, she will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts this June. Playing on the women’s volleyball team for her entire career she has been to the Canada West post season four of her five years and DeJong’s career started off with a bang and had kills in the first two matches she played (Oct 29, 2011 and Nov, 2011) and her first service ace November 5, 2011 versus UBC.DeJong finishes her career with a stat line of 61 matches played, 22 kills, 48 digs, 17 blocks, and 9 service aces.
#4 Chandler Proch – Fifth year setter Chandler Proch is a Kelowna native and currently working on her Master’s degree she started with the UBC Okanagan Heat in 2010. In that first season the 5’10” rookie was named a Provincial All-Rookie Team member and won a gold medal with the Heat in their final year of BCCAA competition.
In her first year of Canada West competition Proch set a career high of 49 assists in a match versus TRU on February, 10, 2012. The weekend before (Feb. 3-4) Chandler set a career mark of 4 service aces in a match against Saskatchewan, she did it both Friday and Saturday nights.
Proch red shirted the 2012-13 season, and was the team’s student trainer as part of the necessary practicum for her Human Kinetics degree, with which she will graduate this spring.
In 2013/14, her first season back after red shirting, Chandler was named a CIS Academic All Canadian, given the UBC Okanagan Heat Women’s Volleyball Leadership and Dedication award, and played in all 22 Canada West matches that season. She recorded her season best 35 assists that year against Winnipeg, on November 23, 2013.
For her 2014/15 season, Proch was named UBC Okanagan Female Student Athlete of the Year, and was a nominee for the UBC Okanagan Female Provost Award for Excellence. She played in 23 of 24 matches and despite sharing the setter position finished the season 14th overall in CIS in the assists and assists per set categories, totalling 414 and 4.81 for the campaign. On February 6, 2015 Chandler tied her previous season’s high, scoring 35 assists in a match against Brandon.
Chandler Proch has a CIS career stat line, through 83 matches, of 1,354 assists, 46 total blocks, 60 kills, and 328 digs. Combined (CIS and CCAA) she has played 95 matches and 294 sets with UBC Okanagan since she graduated from Kelowna Secondary in June of 2010.
#5 Kailin Jones – Fifth year libero Kailin Jones graduates this year with her degree in Human Kinetics. The Kelowna Secondary graduate red shirted the 2013/14 season, and was her team’s student trainer during that time, fulfilling the practicum requirements for her degree.
Kailin started her career with the UBC Okanagan Heat in the 2010/11 season, earning a provincial gold medal with the team in their final year playing in the BCCAA before transitioning in to CIS.
In the 2011/12 season, Jones started 19 of 20 possible Canada West matches for the Heat, and set her season high of 14 digs in a match against Thompson Rivers on February 10, 2012.
In 2012/13, the 5’5” libero played in 20 of 22 possible Canada West matches, finishing the campaign with 107 digs. She put up her season high of 19 digs in a match against Mount Royal on November 10, 2012. She also finished five matches in that season with double digits in digs.
In her fourth year of eligibility, the 2014/15 season, Jones played in all 24 matches for the Heat. She finished the season with 324 digs, 7th in CIS. Her season high in digs that season came when she earned 21 in a match against Trinity Western on October 17, 2014.
Saving her best for last Jones led the team to its first ever win in Langley over the No. 1 Spartans with a career best 28 dig match just a few weeks ago (Feb. 6, 2016).
Coming into her final weekend of Canada West regular season play, Jones has a career stat line, through 85 matches, of 830 digs, 121 assists, and three big kills. If you combined Jones’ CIS stats with her CCAA stats she has played in 98 matches and 319 sets with 865 career digs, second all-time at this institution, trailing only her coach Jackie Toews (nee Wong) with 1048 digs.
#7 Brianna Beamish – Fifth year outside hitter Brianna Beamish from Surrey, BC, will graduate this year with her degree in Human Kinetics, the Earl Marriott Secondary grad has played her entire UBC Okanagan career in the CIS..
In her first season playing with the Heat, the 5’11” power hitter played in 17 of 20 Canada West matches, earning a season high 14 kills and eight digs in a match against Thompson Rivers on February 10, 2012.
In her second season with the Heat, Beamish played in 14 of 22 Canada West matches. She finished the season with 61 kills and 33 digs. Her season high came on January 18, 2013, when she scored 14 kills and 13 digs in a match against Calgary.
In the 2013/14 season, Brianna played in 21 of 22 Canada West matches. She finished the season third on the team in kills, with 154. Her season high in kills came against Mount Royal on November 2, 2013, when she scored 14. She earned a season high of 13 digs twice, in matches a week apart, against Saskatchewan on November 15, 2012, and against Winnipeg on November 22, 2012.
In her second-to-last season with the Heat, in 2014/15, Brianna played in 22 of 24 Canada West matches. She led the team in scoring (302 pts), finishing fifth in Canada West in that same category, and finished ninth in Canada West in kills (262), and fifth in the conference in points per set (3.7 PTS/S). She was also named Canada West 2nd Star of the Week on Feb. 15, 2015, and was a nominee for UBC Okanagan Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year. She finished the season with 262 kills, with career highs of 21 kills, and 13 digs in matches against Alberta on October 10, 2014 and again a week later on October 17, 2014 against Trinity Western.
In her fifth and final season Beamish once again earned a Canada West Star of the Week (3rd, Jan. 31, 2016), has played in all 22 matches and set a career high of five aces in a match on November 26, 2015 at TRU.
Through 96 matches with the Heat, Brianna Beamish owns a career stat line of 829 kills, 101 total blocks, 43 assists, and 960.5 points. Brianna’s second at UBC Okanagan in career kills and points trailing just Alex Basso (892 kills, 1015.5 pts)–2008-12.
#10 Katy Klomps – Fifth year middle Katy Klomps is one of many student athletes in the UBC school of Nursing. Katy signed to the UBC Okanagan Heat program from Surrey Christian High School in Surrey, B.C. where she graduated in 2011.
The 6’2” Heat middle played her first year at UBC Okanagan in 2011/12, playing in all 20 Canada West matches for the team. She finished the season 4th in the nation in total blocks, with 85, and 5th in block assists, with 64. She was also 20th in CIS that season in hitting percentage, with .255. Katy was named the UBC Okanagan Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Year for the 2011/12 season.
In her second season, 2012/13, Katy played in the first 16 matches before suffering an ankle injury on January 25, 2013 at UBC. Her season highs came against Mount Royal on November 10, 2012 when she recorded 10 blocks and 13 kills, and against Manitoba on November 17, 2012 when she converted 12/15 kill attempts for a .733 percentage on the night. She attempted to return to the court in the Heat’s quarter-final against Mount Royal on February 14/15, although hobbled Katy set a Canada West record with 11 blocks in a playoff match on the 15th. In her shortened season, Katy averaged 1.61 kills per set, had a .264 kill percentage, was fourth best in CIS with 1.30 blocks per set, and sixth best in CIS with 79 total blocks. She also earned CIS Academic All-Canadian honours that season.
In the 2013/14 season, Katy was named a CIS Academic All-Canadian once again, as well as a Canada West All-Star, and a Canada West Athlete of the Week. She played in all 22 matches that season, leading the Heat in attack percentage, with the eighth best in CIS at .310, and in total blocks, with CIS’ second best 108. She had season highs of 15 blocks against Mount Royal on November 2, 2013 – this still stands as a Canada West record. 12 kills against Winnipeg on November 23, 2013 and 12 kills and 6 digs against Alberta on January 24, 2014.
For her 2014/15 season, Katy Klomps was the first ever athlete from UBC Okanagan to be named to a CIS All-Canadian team, was the named the UBC Okanagan Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year, a Canada West First Team All-Star, and was twice honoured as a Canada West Athlete of the Week. She was also a recipient of the prestigious Ray Lepp scholarship issued by Volleyball BC. Katy played in 21 Canada West matches that season and finished the highest total blocks per set, 1.59 in the CIS, and finished tied with the most blocks in the country, 135, setting a new Canada West record that she owns with Alicia Perrin (2010-15) from Trinity Western. Her season high in kills, a career best, was 14, in a match against Thompson Rivers (Jan 17, 2015).
Heading into her final season Klomps spent the summer of 2015 went to Romania to volunteer with an organization that works in the Children’s hospital, is continuing to assault the Canada West record book, her 482 (Perrin, 512) blocks is second in Canada West and first at UBC Okanagan. Her 1.35 blocks per set will be the highest ever in Canada West at the end of this season.
Katy Klomps has career statistics, through 98 matches with the Heat, of 590 kills (6th all-time @ UBCO), a .295% attack percentage, 482 total blocks, 60 aces, and 935.5 points (3rd all-time @UBCO).
#11 Katie Wuttunee – North Vancouver’s Katie Wuttunee will graduate this spring from UBC Okanagan with her Arts degree. The 6’3” middle blocker came to the UBC Okanagan Heat program from Carson Graham Secondary after playing one year of volleyball at Capilano University, where she and her team finished third in the province in her freshman year (2011/12).
In her first season third on the team in kills, with 118, and second in total blocks, with 57. She scored her season high of 11 with the Heat, Katie played in all 22 Canada West matches. She finished the season kills twice, against Calgary on January 16, 2013 and against Winnipeg on February 2, 2013.
Katie played in all 22 Canada West matches again in the 2013/14 season. She scored season highs of 11 kills against Winnipeg on November 23, 2013, and of 8 blocks against Regina on February 8, 2014. She also logged an impressive .818 attack percentage on 10 kills against Calgary on December 1, 2013.
In her 2014/15 season, Katie was named a Canada West All-Star, and was a nominee for UBC Okanagan Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year. She played in 21 of 24 matches that season. Wuttunee finished second in Canada West and tenth in CIS for hitting percentage, with .334. She totalled 174 kills, and 71 total blocks, and had a season high of eight blocks in a match against Brandon on February 6, 2015.
Playing great in her final season Wuttunee set her career high in kills against Trinity Western on Feb. 5, 2016 with 13, she also set a career mark in efficiency in that match hitting .500.
Through her 87 career matches, Katie Wuttunee has a stat line of 577 kills (1.84 per set), a .287 attack percentage, and 260 total blocks (42 solo, 218 assists, 0.83 per set).