Max Heppell

Max Heppell

Max Heppell is a third-year outside hitter for the Heat men's volleyball team, and for all three seasons of Heppell's career he has been a focal point of the team's offense. The third-year management student is nearing the 500 career kill mark, he is currently sitting at 477 while averaging 2.7 points per set over the course of his 197 total sets played. 

He tallied 21 kills in his sophomore campaign for his career-high and the Langley product was outstanding in the Heat's final match of the 2019-20 season when he posted a line of 16 kills, three aces, eight digs, and a block as the Heat took down the Dinos in four sets in a road win. 

Heppell is a leader and is keen on helping head coach Brad Hudson build a Heat culture.   

“I chose UBCO because of the opportunity to not only grow myself and my volleyball skills but to hopefully make a difference within the volleyball and sports programs at the school.”

UBC Okanagan or UBCO?

UBCO

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee

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

Monster by skillet

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

White because it looks clean

Favourite place to study?

Team room

Favourite Heat sport to watch?

Basketball

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

Final Exam


Check out the complete 'Why Wednesday' series on Instagram. 

| Instagram Story

Kelsey Falk

Kelsey Falk

Kelsey Falk impressed every game on the floor in her rookie season. The first-year guard out of Vernon Secondary started 19 of 20 games for the Heat and finished the season with the third-most minutes played overall for UBCO. 

Falk's role increased as the season wore on, by mid-season she was guarding the oppositions top wing player and running the point at times for coach Bobby  Mitchell's squad. She was able to quickly adapt and earn her coaches trust after coming up as a multi-year player with the Jr. Heat club team.

She posted a career-high with 16 points in a road win over Victoria in early January. Aggressive on the glass, Falk grabbed double-digit rebounds in seven of 20 contests. She posted a career-high of 16 rebounds against UNBC, where she led the Heat with a double double as they nearly came back at home against the T-Wolves.

A solid performer in the classroom, the first-years science student will be an Academic All-Canadian in her first year. 

With her sister Brianna also on the squad, Kelsey liked the idea of playing with and in front of friends and family for her U SPORTS career. 

I chose UBCO as the Heat is like a second family to me. The culture the Heat reinforces is one that encourages success in not only sport but academics as well.”

UBC Okanagan or UBCO?

UBCO

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee

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

Taste

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

White because it represents being the home team

Favourite place to study?

Library

Favourite Heat sport to watch?

Volleyball

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

10 page paper


Check out the complete 'Why Wednesday' series on Instagram. 

| Instagram Story