UFV Cascades Women’s Volleyball team to be recognized by Abbotsford City Council

 UFV WVB Champs

Abbotsford, BC…The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades women’s volleyball team, 2013 CCAA national champions, will be recognized for their on court achievements by Abbotsford City Council and Mayor Bruce Banman on Monday, April 8th, at 3pm, in the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, located at  32315 South Fraser Way. 

The women’s volleyball team defeated the Lakeland Rustlers (ACAC) 3-0, to capture the 2013 CCAA National Championship.  The title is the school’s first in the program’s history.  UFV started playing intercollegiate volleyball in 2004. The team finished the 2012-13 season with an amazing 27-2 record winning the PACWEST Championship and CCAA Championship.  The team’s fifth year senior middle Kayla Bruce was named the CCAA Player of the Year and Jenna Evans of Abbotsford, BC was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2013 CCAA Championship tournament in Lloydminster, Alberta.      

“I am very happy for the team, they have been great all year.  The team works very hard and has been a delight to coach, they should be very proud of their accomplishments this year,” said a very happy head coach, Dennis Bokenfohr.  

Women’s Volleyball Picture
back row (l to r)  Dennis Bokenfohr (head coach), Jenna Evans, Kira Tome, Jennica Noot, Simone Hanson, Kierra Noot, Julie Penner, Stacey Brown (trainer), Carl Nienhuis (Assistant Coach), Katie Bakgaard (Assistant Coach)

Front row (l to r) Brittany Stewart, Mallory Donen, Nicole Blandford, Krista Hogewoning, Katie Bilodeau, Jania Toljanich, Chantall Bruce, Kayla Bruce

Photo Courtesy of Lakeland College Rustlers

For further information on the team’s appearance at Abbotsford City Hall contact Michelle Landers, Legislative Services Clerk, City of Abbotsford 604-864-5506 x 5528 mlanders@abbotsford.ca

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