From Red Deer College Athletics:
RDC Athletics is very proud to announce Alexandria Greenshields (Queens Volleyball) and Regan Fathers (Kings Volleyball) as our Athletes of the Week.
Alexandria Greenshields – Queens Volleyball
Hometown – Red Deer, AB
Open Studies (1st year)
Alexandria Greenshields had a tremendous weekend on the court, helping the RDC Queens (14-8) defeat the SAIT Trojans (13-7) in a pair of matches to move even with the Ambrose University Lions (14-8) for second spot in the south.
In Friday’s five set victory at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre (25-22, 24-26, 27-25, 20-25 and 17-15), the five-foot-ten middle blocker totalled eight kills, two digs, two stuff blocks, one assist and one ace, accounting for 11 of the Queens’ points.
Then on Saturday in Calgary, the first-year Open Studies student accumulated eight kills, five digs, four stuff blocks and one ace in another five set win (25-20, 16-25, 22-25, 25-20 and 15-13), contributing 13 more points for RDC.
Ali has been an integral part of the Queens’ strong play. Since November 2, the Red Deer College Queens have been one of the hottest teams in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women’s Volleyball, going 13-3 in their past 16 matches.
Regan Fathers – Kings Volleyball
Hometown – East Fremantle, Western Australia
Kinesiology General (5th year)
This past weekend, Regan Fathers was a force for the Kings Volleyball team (16-6).
The six-foot-six outside hitter had 23 kills, five digs and three service aces while hitting for 48.6 per cent efficiency in Friday’s three set sweep over the SAIT Trojans (25-20, 25-19 and 25-21).
The fifth-year’s contribution of 26 points helped him earn the Kings Player-of-the-Game award. Despite dropping a close five set decision on Saturday (20-25, 25-23, 25-22, 18-25 and 17-19), the talented student-athlete from East Fremantle, Western Australia, accumulated impressive numbers once again.
Regan’s 21 kills led the Kings in Calgary, while adding three digs and two blocks.This past weekend, Regan Fathers was a force for the Kings Volleyball team (16-6).
The Kinesiology General student leads the league with 369 total kills and 5.13 kills per set.
Regan will be a key player as the Kings prepare for the ACAC Championship from February 21-23 and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Volleyball National Championship from March 7-9 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, when the RDC Kings will be playing for their historic 14th national title.
This week, the RDC Basketball teams will play the Olds College Broncos in a home-and-home series, which will include the President’s Challenge during half-time of both Kings games.
Queens Basketball | Friday, Feb. 8 | 6:00 p.m. | Olds College
Queens Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 9 | 6:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
Kings Basketball | Friday, Feb. 8 | 8:00 p.m. | Olds College.
Kings Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 9 | 8:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.
The Hockey Queens will face-off against the MacEwan University Griffins in a pair of games and the Kings Hockey team will challenge the SAIT Trojans twice.
Queens Hockey | Friday, Feb. 8 | 7:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
Queens Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 9 | 6:00 p.m. | MacEwan University
Kings Hockey | Friday, Feb. 8 | 7:00 p.m. | SAIT
Kings Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 9 | 7:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
Both volleyball teams will travel to Lethbridge and play the Kodiaks in two matches.
Queens Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 8 | 6:00 p.m. | Lethbridge College
Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 9 | 1:00 p.m. | Lethbridge College
Kings Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 8 | 8:00 p.m. | Lethbridge College
Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 9 | 3:00 p.m. | Lethbridge College
This weekend will also feature the final RDC regular season home games, except for the rescheduled Kings Hockey game at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 22 at NexSource Centre in Sylvan Lake.