Abbotsford, BC…..The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades/Abbotsford Heat athletes of the week are Kyle Grewal, men’s basketball, and Kayla Bruce, women’s volleyball for the week ending Sunday, February 24th.
Grewal, led UFV to a best two out of three Canada West quarterfinal victory over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan this past weekend. UFV won the first game 83-64, and third and deciding game 92-76, while falling in the middle game 78-58. The fifth year Surrey, BC forward scored 43 points, pulled down 19 rebounds, and recorded 7 assists, 2 blocked shots and 2 steals while playing 98 minutes over the weekend. The Cascades advance to face UBC, in Vancouver, in the Canada West “Final Four” this Friday, March 1st, at 7pm.
“I am very happy for Kyle, he has been our leader on the court during this playoff run,” commented Adam Friesen, head coach.
Bruce, the fifth year middle led UFV’s women’s volleyball program to their first ever PACWEST Championship, defeating Capilano University, 3-1, and CBC, 3-0, in the final. Bruce was named to the tournament All-Star team and tournament Most Valuable Player. The Surrey, BC native recorded 32 kills, 6 blocks and 4 aces in both weekend playoff games. UFV will go into the 2013 CCAA national Championship Tournament seated number one and face the Maritime champion in the first round.
“What a weekend for Kayla. Nearly unstoppable, it is clear she is playing like she only has a few games left in the PACWEST. Her enthusiasm and focus was not rivaled this weekend. In the past I have mentioned her compete level, well it was as high as I have witnessed it. One thing that was very transparent, was how she was doing it for her teammates. She knows we rely on her, and she continues to deliver game after game,” said UFV Head Coach Dennis Bokenfohr.
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