Panther Rugby welcomes Anneke Dykerman


Anneke Dykerman

Charlottetown, PEI — The University of Prince Edward Island Women’s Rugby coach Shannon Atkins is excited to announce that Anneke Dykerman has agreed to join the Panthers in September 2015.

Dykerman currently attends Colonel Gray High School and has been a member of the Colonel Rugby team for three years. During her grade 10 year, Dykerman was selected as a league All-Star/MVP and, in grade 11, a league All-Star. Dykerman has played with the U18 provincial rugby team for two years.

A multi-sport athlete, Dykerman was also a member of the Colonel Gray field hockey team and is the recipient of three league All-Star awards. Dykerman has played organized hockey for 12 years, participating in major tournaments such as the Atlantic Provinces and national championships. Academically, Dykerman maintains an honours average and always make time for her studies.

Dykerman says, “I’m honoured and excited to be able to bring my skills and dedication as a student-athlete to Panther Rugby and UPEI for the next four years.”

“It is exciting to have a new, young, dynamic player such as Anneke added to the team,” adds Coach Atkins. “Her speed and aggression will be a welcome bonus in the 2015 season.”

Dykerman is studying foods and nutrition and has the goal of becoming a registered dietician.