The College of the Rockies Avalanche women’s volleyball team added an 11th new recruit for the 2017-18 season, signing middle Presley Gould this week.
The 6’0” middle from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has committed to COTR for the upcoming season after a year in which she led St. Joseph’s High School to a bronze medal at the 5A division of the province’s volleyball championship.
In addition to her school team, Gould has been a part of the junior women’s Huskie Volleyball Club for the last four years. At the most recent Saskatchewan Club Volleyball Provincials, the tea, finished sixth in the top division.
“[I] learned a lot while playing for the Huskie Volleyball club and enjoyed [my] time with [my] teammates which became a second family,” Gould said in an Avs media release. “[Now] I am really looking forward to studying and playing volleyball in such a beautiful part of Canada as I enjoy travelling, the outdoors, and meeting new people.”
Gould plans to enroll in University Studies at COTR in hopes of transferring into the nursing program for the 2018 school year.
According to head coach John Swanson, Gould will be a great addition to the Avs.
“[Gould] will be one of four middle blockers we will have on our 2017-18 team [and] will bring great skill and enthusiasm to our team,” Swanson said.”[She will] be given every opportunity to compete at the highest level.”
It was previously announced that at least seven players from the Avs roster last year will not be returning in 2017-18 as they have finished their COTR education and are moving on to other schools and endeavours.