WVB | Hazen joins Kodiaks from TKU

WVB | Hazen joins Kodiaks from TKU

July 25, 2019 – Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s volleyball head coach Anna Schwark is adding a libero with ACAC playoff experience.

Schwark has officially announced the commitment of libero Sarah Hazen, who will transfer to Lethbridge College after playing one season with The King’s University Eagles.

Hazen was a member of an Eagles team that claimed the first women’s volleyball ACAC championship in program history last season. The team's magical run also included a silver medal at the CCAA National Championships. 

A native of Saskatoon, SK, Hazen had a storied career throughout high school. She earned a city championship and provincial bronze medal with St. Joseph High School, in addition to leading her Huskies Volleyball Club team to a provincial gold medal and an 11th place finish at Nationals.

Individually, she was awarded athlete of the year in her senior (Grade 12) season.

Upon meeting Hazen, Schwark knew instantly that her personality and work ethic would make her a great fit on the Kodiaks roster. 

“From my initial contact with Sarah, I could tell she was a very enthusiastic person both on-and-off the court,” describes Schwark. “She exudes excitement and passion for the game of volleyball and in my opinion, you just can’t turn someone like that away.”

Schwark expects Hazen to provide a strong leadership presence, especially coming from a program that experienced great playoff success last season.

“Coming from The Kings University, I know Sarah has been trained to compete and has some great experience under her belt,” says Schwark. “Not only can Sarah help lead the group with her enthusiasm, but she is an extremely hard worker, takes competition seriously and can lead by example in practice. Sarah will make a great addition to our squad and I am excited to see her in action come September.”  

Although it’s always difficult to transfer to a new school, Hazen says she’s very excited for the opportunity that exists at Lethbridge College.

“I’m very excited to bring a passion for volleyball and a move of competition to the Kodiaks this fall,” says Hazen. “My favourite Coach Wooden quote is ‘Make each day you masterpiece’ and I cannot wait to become a part of this incredible program!” 

The Kodiaks will begin training camp in September before opening the 2019-20 ACAC volleyball season on Oct. 18, when they take on SAIT in their home opener.