WolfPack’s Muzyka named to Canada West All-Rookie team

  Posted on: February 27, 2018

Anastasiya Muzyka serves (Andrew Snucins photo)

For the second year in a row, a member of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack has been named to the Canada West women’s volleyball all-rookie team.

Setter Anastasiya Muzyka  (1st year, Potlawa, Ukraine) has been named to the rookie team.   Muzyka follows in the footsteps of outside hitter Mikayla Funk (South Surrey, BC) and setter Abby Spratt (Calgary, AB) who were named to the team last year.

“I am happy for Anastasiia that she was recognized as one of the members of the all-rookie team,” says WolfPack head coach Chad Grimm “I think Ana showed good progress this season not only as a volleyball player, but learning how to succeed in a new environment.  I think as Ana continues to learn the role of a setter and all that it encompasses she will continue to develop into a top setter in our league. “

Muzyka dressed for 17 matches in her rookie season and appeared in 45 sets.  She had 344 assists, 58 digs, 24 kills, 10 service aces, 4 solo blocks and 16 block assists.

Grimm felt that Spratt and Muzkyka pushed each other at the setter position. “ They both did a great job. It is nice for Ana to be recognized.  I thought she had a good season. It is always very difficult to come into a new country, a new culture, a new team and a new language.  The first half of the year had her trying to find a footing on her new team.  Once she got over that hump after Christmas, I saw a large growth both as a player and a teammate.  Just dealing with school and those kinds of things came together and it showed on the court.”

Heres a look at the rest of the Canada West rookie team and all-stars from Canada West communications:

 

2017-18 CW WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL ALL-ROOKIES

 

Name / Position / University / Hometown

Michelle Egger / OH / Brandon / Schwarzenbach, Switzerland

Jenae Eisler / L / Alberta / Edmonton, Alta.

Avery Heppel / M / Trinity Western / Langley, B.C.

Jessica Lerminiaux / OH / Regina / Regina, Sask.

Anastasiya Muzyka / S / Thompson Rivers / Poltawa, Ukraine

Kiera van Ryk / OH / UBC / Surrey, B.C.

Julia Zonneveld / OH / Alberta / Calgary, Alta.

 

2017-18 CW WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS

 

FIRST TEAM

Name / Position / University / Year / Hometown

Katelyn Devaney / M / Trinity Western / 5 / Port Coquitlam, B.C.

Alessandra Gentile / S / UBC / 5 / Port Moody, B.C.

Aidan Lea / M / UBCO / 3 / Kelowna, B.C.

Kate Pexman / OH / Calgary / 2 / Calgary, Alta.

Kiera van Ryk / OH / UBC / 1 / Surrey, B.C.

Beth Vinnell / M / Calgary / 3 / Cochrane, Alta.

Kory White / OH / Alberta / 2 / Edmonton, Alta.

 

SECOND TEAM

Name / Position / University / Year / Hometown

Kearley Abbott / OH / Manitoba / 2 / Winnipeg, Man.

Alex Donaghy / OH / Mount Royal / 5 / Sylvan Lake, Alta.

Hilary Howe / OH / Trinity Western / 2 / Calgary, Alta.

Michelle Jakszuk / OH / UBCO / 5 / Gibsons, B.C.

Nikala Majewski / OH / Brandon / 4 / Winnipeg, Man.

Eryn Orysiuk / S / Alberta / 5 / Edmonton, Alta.

Satomi Togawa / S / Regina / 2 / Uji, Japan

 

(with assistance from Canada West communications)

     

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