Two more Albertans join Broncos women’s volleyball program

Two more Albertans join Broncos women’s volleyball program

The Olds College Broncos women's volleyball coaching staff has been busy over the winter and spring months with recruitment as the program has seen quite a bit of turnover including graduating leaders Shaelynne Roux and team captain Victoria Ringuette. The coaching staff have signed 10 new recruits for this upcoming season to join seven returning players.

In part four of the introduction to the recruiting class we introduce you to the final two recruits for the Broncos women's volleyball team, Calgary's Jenna Elmer who is the daughter of Olds Broncos volleyball alumnus Dave Elmer, and Samantha Laboucan from Atikameg, AB in the Peace Country of Alberta.

Here's what you need to know about these recruits:

 

Samantha Laboucan: Right side, 5' 8"

Hometown: Atikameg, AB

High School: Mistassiniy High School

2017/18 club: Peace Region Volleyball Club

Academic Program: Open Studies

Why you are excited to be a Bronco: "I am excited to be a Bronco. For one reason, I wouldn't have it any other way than to start at Olds College for my first year of college volleyball. I cannot wait for what's in store for this coming season."

Head Coach Ryan Marsden's analysis: "I'm excited to have Samantha join us this year. When I first saw Samantha, she immediately stood out to me. She has a heavy, quick arm and a lot of confidence offensively. We are excited about her potential here at OC. She is left handed, jumps well and hits hard. This is a lethal combination for an opposite hitter! This is a great opportunity for her, which she recognizes and is motivated to help in anyway that she can."

 

Jenna Elmer: Right side/Middle, 5' 10"

Hometown: Calgary, AB

High School: Calgary Christian High School (CCHS)

2017/18 club: Ace Volleyball Club

Academic Program: Open Studies

Achievements and Accolades: Captain of CCHS team. MVP two years in a row at CCS Invitational volleyball tournament.

Why you are excited to be a Bronco: "I am very excited to continue playing volleyball, and to be able to play at Olds where my Dad played for two years and was Athlete of the Year makes it even more special!"

Head Coach Ryan Marsden's analysis: "Jenna is a very versatile player who is skilled both in the middle and outside positions. She puts up a big block and also plays great defense. Her father was a graduate of the Land Agent program here at OC and was a part of the men's volleyball team, so the Broncos volleyball tradition continues. We are so excited to have an alumni's daughter come and represent us this upcoming season. "

 

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