Huskies announce recruiting class


Nicole Betker

May 16, 2013, Saskatoon, SK (ISN) – The University of Saskatchewan Huskie women’s volleyball squad is pleased to welcome former ACAC blocks leader Julia Kryzan as the newest player to don the green and white.

The six-foot-one middle blocker will join the Huskies for the 2013-14 season after playing two seasons with the Medicine Hat College Rattlers in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.

“Being a Huskie is a great opportunity,” said Kryzan. “The Huskies volleyball team is the most well rounded, disciplined, and committed group I have ever been a part of. Being a Huskie will help me better myself as an athlete and a person, which in turn will help better the team. Together we will be able to achieve greatness.”

In her two seasons in the ACAC Kryzan, a Calgary native, made an impact. In the 2012-13 campaign, she led the conference in total blocks with 68 and was second with 37 aces. As a rookie, she helped the Rattlers to a sixth place finish at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association National Championship.

“Julia adds more athleticism, competitiveness and leadership to the Huskies,” said head coach Jason Grieve. “Her great work ethic fits well with the team culture created by our returning Huskies. Julia brings strong blocking skills, a tough serve and experience to our middle position. I’m looking forward to working with Julia to develop her game even further.”

Joining Kryzan for the 2013-14 Huskies’ season is fellow Medicine Hat college transfer Emmalyn Copping and high school recruits Marguerite Ferguson, Jenelle Sokoloski and Mackenzie Pek.

2013 Women’s Volleyball Recruiting Class:

Julia Kryzan, 6-1, Middle Blocker, Medicine Hat College, Calgary

Emmalyn Copping, 5-10, Outside Hitter, Medicine Hat College, Calgary

Marguerite Ferguson, 6-1, Middle Blocker, Fraser Valley Volleyball Club, Port Coquitlam, BC

Jenelle Sokoloski, 5-11, Outside Hitter, Saskatoon Chaos, Saskatoon

Mackenzie Pek, 5-11, Setter, Saskatoon Chaos, Saskatoon