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Aidan Lea named All-Canadian prior to national championship

All-Canadians - 2nd team (credit Mathieu Belanger) - Aidan Lea 4th from the left.
All-Canadians - 2nd team (credit Mathieu Belanger) - Aidan Lea 4th from the left.

QUEBEC CITY, QC - Aidan Lea, the third-year middle for the UBC Okanagan Heat, was named to the 2018 U SPORTS women's volleyball All-Canadian team announced Thursday night at the annual All-Canadian gala.

Aidan Lea had an outstanding season to earn the national All-Star award, in her just her second year with the Heat she was one of the most feared and effective middles in the conference evidenced by her efficiency with the kill, the second highest mark in the conference at .336.

Playing in all 24 matches Lea logged 88 sets of court time and amassing 226 kills or 2.57 per set for the balanced Heat attack that had an unprecedented four players with over 225 kills on the same team.

Lea is the third UBC Okanagan volleyball player to be selected to highest award in the nation since UBCO started competing at the highest level of university sports competition in U SPORTS.

Interestingly all of the previous award winners for the Heat have also been middles, Katie Wuttunee in 2015-16 and Katy Klomps in 2014-15 are the other two award winning UBCO middles.

The Heat and Ryserson play their national quarter-final Friday night at 5 p.m. PT at Laval. Watch live on USPORTS.LIVE



List of U SPORTS Award winners for UBC Okanagan:

2017/18: Second team: Aidan Lea (WVB)
2015/16: First team: Katie Wuttunee (WVB); Coach of the Year: Steve Manuel (WVB)
2014/15: Second team: Katy Klomps (WVB)
2012/13: Rookie team: Emily Oxland (WVB); Coach of the Year: Steve Manuel (WVB) 

UBC Okanagan, has now earned 6 U SPORTS awards overall since it joined the U SPORTS in September of 2011. Soccer started competing in U SPORTS in the fall of 2014.

U SPORTS banquet - (credit Mathieu Belanger)


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First Team

Pos. First Name Last Name School Elig. Hometown Program
OH Marie-Alex Bélanger Montreal 5 Joliette, Que. Public Relations
OH Kate Pexman Calgary 3 Calgary, Alta. Geomatics Engineering
S Courtney Baker Dalhousie 3 Bridgewater, N.S. Kinesiology
MB Maicee Sorensen McMaster 5 Hamilton, Ont. Geography & Environmental Studies
MB Beth Vinnell Calgary 3 Cochrane, Alta. Kinesiology/Education
MB Myriam Robitaille McGill 4 Terrebonne, Que. Languages and French Literature
OH Alina Dormann Toronto 3 Ottawa, Ont. Life Sciences

Second Team

Pos. First Name Last Name School Elig. Hometown Program
OH/MB Kelsey Veltman Western 4 Brampton, Ont. King's College
MB Aidan Lea UBC Okanagan 3 Kelowna, B.C. Arts
OH Kory White Alberta 2 Edmonton, Alta. Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences
S Alessandra Gentile UBC 5 Port Moody, B.C. Science
MB Katelyn Devaney Trinity Western 5 Port Coquitlam, B.C. Biology
MB Theanna Vernon Ryerson 4 Scarborough, Ont. Social Work
OH Kiera Van Ryk UBC 1 Surrey, B.C. Kinesiology

All-Rookie Team

Pos. First Name Last Name School Elig. Hometown Program
OH Kiera Van Ryk UBC 1 Surrey, B.C. Kinesiology
OH Julie Moore Dalhousie 1 Halifax, N.S. Commerce
OH Julia Wiercigroch Queen's 1 Mississauga, Ont. Engineering
OH Maude Babin Montreal 1 Montreal, Que. Security and Police Studies
OH Julia Zonneveld Alberta 1 Calgary, Alta. Engineering
OH Lucy Glen-Carter Acadia 1 Toronto, Ont. Kinesiology
M Avery Heppell Trinity Western 1 Langley, B.C. Business

 

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