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Pierson Stanley

Pierson Stanley

A knack for clutch plays, Pierson Stanley’s attacking style on the pitch culminated in the talented first-year player being named the UBC Okanagan Heat  Rookie of the Year. Stanley, who only picked up the sport of soccer at the age of 10, became the first men’s soccer player to win the UBCO rookie of the year in UBCO’s history. 

He led the team in assists and was tied for third in shots on goal, and his memorable first goal for UBCO was a game-winner versus MacEwan. This landed him on the Canada West conference all-rookie team – only the second Heat men's soccer player to earn that distinction.

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He said that he'd play rugby if he wasn't on the soccer team, Stanley found that UBCO was the right spot for him for a number of reasons.

"I chose UBCO because it has everything I need. The right academic program, a welcoming and beautiful campus, and a great opportunity as a footballer."

UBC Okanagan or UBCO?

UBC Okanagan

Coffee or Tea?

Tea

The Song that has to be played on your warmup playlist?

Work - Chris Lorenzo  

Blue or white? What is your preferred uniform colour to wear?

White because it matches with my cleats

Favourite place to study?

2nd floor Commons

Favourite Heat sport to watch?

Volleyball

Would you rather write a final exam or a 10-page paper?

Final


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Amaya Perry

Amaya Perry

A first-year like no other. Amaya Perry put on the blue and gold and had arguably the greatest first year in the history of the institution. Perry set records and firsts for UBCO as she ran away with the UBC Okanagan Heat  Rookie of the Year. 

Perry won the Canada West and the national rookie of the year for women’s volleyball after her great season. She ended up crushing the UBCO record for aces in a season with 59, which is also the fourth-highest mark all-time among all Canada West schools. Her devastating service game combined with her 227 kills, the top-mark amongst first-year players across the nation in U SPORTS. 

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Potato farming this summer, Perry is excited to return to the Okanagan and start training with her team again. 

“I chose UBCO because I love Kelowna as a place and I really appreciate Steve as a coach and the team he’s created.”

UBC Okanagan or UBCO?

UBCO

Coffee or Tea?

Tea

The Song that has to be played on your warmup playlist?

Uproar

Blue or white? What is your preferred uniform colour to wear?

White because my blue one has holes in the elbows

Favourite place to study?

Mezzanine

Favourite Heat sport to watch?

Men’s volleyball

Would you rather write a final exam or a 10-page paper?

Final Exam 


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