High schoolers invited out for Kodiaks weekend action

High schoolers invited out for Kodiaks weekend action

Nov. 1, 2018 – High school students are invited to become part of the Kodiaks community, as Lethbridge College hosts Junior and Senior High School appreciation night on Friday.

All junior and senior high school students and their chaperones can attend the Kodiaks volleyball games against Briercrest for free on Friday. There will be free pizza for dinner, games, a photo booth and contests for great prizes, including one of four Kodiaks summer sports camp passes, valued at $175 each.

“Our relationship that with local high schools is the most important factor in the success of Kodiaks Athletics,” says Todd Caughlin, manager of Kodiaks Athletics. “Across all of our programs, local student-athletes have proudly worn Kodiaks colours and helped push us to be better in competition, in the classroom and in the community. We believe we are all Kodiaks, and want to share that excitement with the high school students on Friday.”

The pizza dinner is available from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The women’s game begins at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 8 p.m.

It’s part of a busy weekend for the Kodiaks as both the volleyball and basketball teams are at home.

 

VOLLEYBALL

vs Briercrest College at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium
Friday – women: 6 p.m., men: 8 p.m.
Saturday – women: 1 p.m., men: 3 p.m.

Women: Kodiaks (1-5) vs Briercrest College Clippers (6-0)
Men: Kodiaks (6-0) vs Briercrest College Clippers (3-3)

The Kodiaks volleyball teams are on their home floor this weekend, hosting Briercrest College for games on Friday and Saturday.

The men’s team has caught the attention of the rest of the country with a blistering 6-0 start. The Kodiaks are ranked fifth in the first CCAA national rankings of the season. The Clippers come in with a 3-3 record.

Multiple Kodiaks rank near the top of ACAC statistical leaderboards. Carter Hansen (fourth year, General Studies, Magrath) is first in kills (92) and second in kills per set (4.6); Dax Whitehead (fifth year, General Studies, Moose Jaw) is second in hitting percentage (.389); Matt Primrose (third year, General Studies, Lethbridge) leads the conference in digs (69); Michael Svab (second year, Geomatics Engineering Technology) is second in blocks per set (0.94); and Zach Wikenheiser (third year, General Studies, Lethbridge is second in assists per set (9.46).

The Kodiaks women’s team is just 1-5 to start the season, but have a chance to send a message by hosting the undefeated Clippers. Briercrest is ranked fourth in Canada with a 6-0 record.

Veteran Laura Serafini (fifth year, General Studies, Grasmere, B.C.) leads the Kodiaks with 40 kills on the season, while Grace Kazanowski (second year, Business Administration, North Saanich, B.C.) leads the ACAC with 1.22 blocks per set.

First serve in the women’s game on Saturday is at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 8 p.m. The women’s game on Sunday is at 1 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 3 p.m., with all games at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. Admission is free to Lethbridge College students with their student ID, $3 for college employees, $5 for seniors, youth and alumni, and $8 for the public (high schoolers and chaperones are free on Friday.)

BASKETBALL

Saturday – women: 6 p.m., men: 8 p.m. – vs Olds College at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium

Women: Kodiaks (2-1) vs Olds College Broncos (3-1)
Men: Kodiaks (1-2) vs Olds College Broncos (0-4)

The Kodiaks basketball teams are home for a single game this weekend, taking on Olds College on Saturday.

On the women’s side, it will be a match-up of two teams off to solid starts, as the Kodiaks are 2-1 and the Broncos are 3-1. Olds is the highest-scoring team in the ACAC this season, averaging 77 points per game. The Kodiaks and Broncos are tied as the fifth-stingiest defensive teams in the league, each giving up just 58 points against per game.

Courtney Peterson (third year, Practical Nursing, Calgary) is leading the Kodiaks in both points per game (11.3) and rebounds per game (8.3).

The Kodiaks men’s team earned its first win of the season last week, knocking off previously unbeaten Medicine Hat College. Now the team looks to move further up the ACAC standings against the winless Broncos.

A pair of first-year Kodiaks are making their presence known this season. Orin Porter Jr. (third year, Academic Upgrading, Incline Village, Nev.) is tied for the ACAC scoring lead, averaging 24 points per game. Lincoln Anderson (second year, General Studies, Cardston) is fourth in the ACAC in scoring (21.3 PPG) and second in rebounds (11.7 RPG).

The women’s game tips off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the men’s contest at 8 p.m. at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. Admission is free to Lethbridge College students with their student ID, $3 for college employees, $5 for seniors, youth and alumni, and $8 for the public.