WolfPack Badminton To Have Two Go To CCAA Nationals

  Posted on: February 17, 2014

Anica Arduini fore hand (Feb 1, 2014 Snucins)

Two members of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack will be going to the 2014 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Badminton Championships.

Lacey Banman and Anica Arduini with PACWEST womens doubles (Paul Yates photo)

Lacey Banman and Anica Arduini with their bronze medals (Paul Yates photo)

The women’s doubles duo of Anica Arduini (5th year, Kamloops, BC) and Lacey Banman (3rd year, Kamloops, BC) will be part of the BC Wildcard team at the CCAA championships in Edmonton, Alberta later this month.

Anica Arduini (2013-14 Snucins)

Anica Arduini (Andrew Snucins photo)

The team finished with the bronze medal this past weekend at the PACWEST championships at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  But when the gold medal winners from Langara declined the invite to go to Nationals, the WolfPack team gladly stepped up.

Alex Perkin with PACWEST mens singles bronze (Feb 2014 Paul Yates photo) (1)

Alex Perkin with bronze medal in PACWEST men’s singles (Paul Yates photo)

Arduini and Banman weren’t the only medal winners at the PACWEST finals.  Player/coach Alex Perkin (5th year, Kamloops,BC) also captured a bronze. His came in men’s singles.

Nathan McNeilly (Nov 10, 2013 Snucins)

Nathan McNeilly (Andrew Snucins photo)

Other results saw Nathan McNeilly (1st year, Salmon Arm, BC) and Erika Dufort (2nd year, Brighton,ON) finishing fourth in mixed doubles.  Joel Feenstra (1st year, Salmon Arm, BC) and Anthony Arduini (1st year, Kamloops, BC) wound up fourth in men’s doubles.

Ali Hines (Feb 1, 2014 Snucins)

Ali Hines (Andrew Snucins photo)

Ali Hines (1st year, Kamloops, BC) was fourth in women’s singles.