After missing the post season for the first time in five years, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack will be hoping to return to that spot in 2017-18.
Scott Reeves and his entire coaching staff (Chuck Ferguson and Cindy Russell) are back for another season with the intension that their young squad will provide not only a lot of excitement but also garner a number of victories.
The ‘Pack have only one fifth year player. Shenise Sigsworth (forward, Kamloops, BC). The Sa-hali Secondary grad has evolved into a leader off and on the court.
Emma Piggin (guard, Kamloops, BC) and Michelle Bos (forward, Surrey, BC) are expected to be two of the team’s main offensive threats. Emily Vilac (forward, Kamloops, BC) and Kanesha Reeves (guard, Kamloops, BC) will also be given more responsibility as the four move into their fourth years.
The most improved player on the WolfPack last season was forward Chelsea Hoey (Parksville, BC). She will see more court time and undoubtedly more attention from the opposition.
Returning players Madeline Neummann (guard, Calgary, AB), and Leilani Carney (guard, Burnaby, BC) will also be expected to produce more as they garner added court time.
The team has done some extensive recruiting. First year players committing to the program are: Alley Corrado (5’7” guard, Kelowna, BC-Kelowna Secondary/Jr. Heat, Jordon Haggarty (5’5” guard, Saskatoon, SK-Centennial Collegiate/Team Saskatchewan), Megan Rouault (5’8” forward, Vernon, BC-Vernon Secondary/Jr Heat), Kianna Counsell (5’9”, guard, Port Moody, BC-Heritage Woods Secondary), and Makayla Hoey (5’7”, point guard, Parksville, BC-Bellenas Secondary).
Makayla is Chelsea’s younger sister. Jordan is the first recruit from Saskatchewan in 10 years.
The ‘Pack will open their Canada West regular season at home on Friday, October 27th against the MacEwan University Griffins.