Indoor track claims six ACAC medals
The Kodiaks indoor track team capped a successful season by earning six medals and finishing fourth in the combined team standings at the ACAC championships in Edmonton. The Kodiaks women finished third in the team standings, led by four medals from rookie sensation Sophia Nowicki. She earned silver in both the 1,500- and 3,000-metre races, and a bronze in the 1,000-metre. Nowicki was also part of the 4x400-metre relay team that tied with SAIT for a bronze medal. Kayla Enders, Brooklyn Vogel and Janelle Graham joined Nowicki on the relay team. Enders also claimed an individual medal, finishing third in the 600-metre race. The Kodiaks men placed fourth in the team standings. The team’s lone medal came in the 4x400-metre relay. Dayton Jans ran a strong anchor leg, coming from behind in the final metres to help the Kodiaks to a bronze medal. John Krause, Tristan Jochems and Kayden Halladay joined Jans on the team.
Kodiaks earn futsal honours
Three members of the Kodiaks futsal teams have been singled out for all-star honours following March’s ACAC championships. From the silver-medal-winning women’s team, goalkeeper Brittany Klein and defender Madison Folk were both named first-team tournament all-stars. On the men’s side, centre midfielder Ben Knight was named a second-team all-star.
Kodiaks women’s futsal earns ACAC silver
The Kodiaks women’s futsal team earned a silver medal at the ACAC championship game at the tournament hosted by Lakeland College in Lloydminster. After going 1-2 in the round robin and beating Augustana 1-0 in the semi-final on a goal by Vicki Noronha, the Kodiaks made the championship game against southern Alberta rival Medicine Hat College. The Rattlers prevailed with a 3-0 win to earn the powerhouse program its fifth-straight ACAC championship. The silver for the Kodiaks comes in just the second year of participation in ACAC futsal for Lethbridge College.
Three Kodiaks earn ACAC volleyball honours
In bounce-back seasons for both Kodiaks volleyball teams, a trio of players were rewarded for their efforts as the ACAC handed out its year-end awards in February. Kristine Ward was named to the women’s south all-conference team, while Dax Whitehead and Matt Primrose earned a spot on the men’s team. Whitehead, a conference all-star for a second straight season, finished third in the ACAC in kills with 277. The outside hitter also placed third in hitting percentage (42.1 per cent) and eighth in digs (196). In his fourth season with the Kodiaks, he also broke the program record for most career kills, passing Jeffrey Marthaller with his 796th career kill in late-December. Primrose, an LCI grad, finished fifth in the ACAC in digs with 211 while playing rock solid defence from the libero position. Ward, an outside hitter, was fourth in the ACAC in kills (278) and service aces (43), and sixth in hitting percentage (34.2 per cent).
Kodiaks men’s basketball finishes season on home court
As hosts of the 2018 ACAC Men’s Basketball Championships, the Kodiaks men’s basketball team was hoping for a Cinderella end to the season. Instead, the clock struck too early as the Kodiaks finished the tournament in sixth place. In the quarterfinals, a big third quarter propelled the eventual tournament bronze medalist Concordia Thunder to a 96-80 win over the Kodiaks. Playing in the consolation bracket, the Kodiaks turned in their best effort of the tournament, erupting for a 108-89 win over Medicine Hat. But the Kodiaks’ season ended with a consolation final 96-93 loss in overtime to the Keyano Huskies. When the dust settled, the SAIT Trojans were awarded the championship banner thanks to an 88-77 win over Lakeland.
Kodiaks earn ACAC basketball honours
The Lethbridge College basketball teams have plenty to be proud of as three team members have been named ACAC all-stars. Amy Arbon was named a south division first-team all-conference member on the women’s side, while Keanu Funa and Michael Clemons were each named south division second-team all-conference members on the men’s side. In her final season as a Kodiaks forward, Arbon finished fifth in the ACAC in rebounds, second in assists and first in steals, while tying for the Kodiaks lead with 11.9 points per game. Funa, a homegrown Lethbridge product, led the Kodiaks in scoring, averaging 15.6 points per game, while finishing 11th in the conference in shooting percentage. In his first year with the Kodiaks, Clemons led the ACAC in assists and was second in steals.