Posted on: January 4, 2018
By Brendan Pawliw
A pair of Prince George volleyball players are back home recharging their batteries after a contested opening half of the U Sports season with the Thompson Rivers WolfPack.
On the men’s side is fifth-year senior and DP Todd graduate Jordan Foot, while on the women’s varsity squad is sophomore and former Duchess Park Condor Hali Drezet.
Even though the 2017-18 campaign has been a disappointment record-wise for the men who sit at 2-10, Foot believes there were plenty of positives.
“We’ve been getting really good at executing the big things but it’s really the small things at crucial times where games kind of get away from us, so that is one thing we have to work on,”
However, he believes the team made some strides after their pre-Christmas schedule wrapped up.
“Over the Christmas break, we had a really good couple of weeks of practice and were really excited about training camp and to kind of kick some butt here.”
It’s a bit of a different story on the women’s side as the Wolfpack are among four teams tied for the final playoff spot with a 5-7 mark, fighting tooth and nail with the Mount Royal Cougars, Manitoba Bisons, and the Regina Cougars.
Drezet says while the team has been very competitive, their record could have been better heading into the second half.
“I think we lost games we should have won but we’re definitely learning and growing as a team and I think we’ll continue to grow in the second half so we can win some more games and clinch that playoff spot.”
The second-year player is also adjusting to a brand new position following her rookie season.
“My whole career I have been a setter and even last year I was a setter for the second half of the season. It’s definitely been a change playing Libero and only playing half the game and being in the back row the whole time but I love it a lot.”
Drezet comes by the game honestly as her father Dan is the President of Prince George Youth Volleyball.
She has also suited up on the national stage for the Canadian Junior U-21 squad.
The Wolfpack return to action January 5th and 6th in Calgary against the Mount Royal Cougars.