College of the Rockies Avalanche sign Presley Gould

Team continues to restock roster for 2017-18 season with signing of Saskatoon middle

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.

Just Posted

Testimony wraps up in Blackmore charter challenge

After evidence from RCMP officers, crown and defence lawyers move to closing arguments.

UPDATED: Winston Blackmore’s appeal of polygamy charge underway

B.C. religious leader argues persecution due to religous beliefs.

Man who pledged to give B.C. hockey team millions charged with fraud

Mike Gould has since repaid $8,000 he allegedly owed Cranbrook restaurant, owner says

Concerns raised by Cranbrook Veterinarians following fatally ill dogs

Dog owners are urged to avoid the Cranbrook Community Forest after multiple dogs have fallen ill

MLA Shypitka not surprised by Site C decision

The Site C dam in the Peace River region will be moving… Continue reading

Historic art restored at St. Eugene Church

The rejuvenation of a building of great historic and artistic significance continues at Aq’am.

WATCH: The week in review

A look at some of this week’s top stories in Cranbrook

New organization takes on distracted driving

Still in their early stages, Society Against Distracted Driving seeks to raise awareness, education

Proposed snowmobiles along Sicamous roads concern RCMP

RCMP, ICBC and province not yet on-board with proposed off-road bylaw in the B.C. Interior

‘Assemble your own meal’ kits grow into $120M industry in Canada

Kits offer a middle ground between eating out and grocery shopping

Millennials closing in as B.C.’s biggest wine drinkers

Generation X leads the way in current consumption of B.C. wine, as more wine drinkers are enjoying local varietals

Canadians lag behind Americans in giving to charity

Only one-in-five Canadians donated to charities in 2017

B.C. children adoption rates lagging, despite increased funding: watchdog

More than 1,000 children children are still waiting to be adopted, new report shows

FortisBC to lower natural gas rates in 2018

Rate changes to impact the Lower Mainland, Kootenays, Interior and Vancouver Island

Most Read