Red Deer Public School District

LTCHS Women’s Volleyball named Provincial Champs!

The Lindsay Thurber Senior Women's Volleyball Team continues its Provincial Championship streak after they won their second consecutive gold medal at the ASAA 4A Provincial Volleyball Championships in Grande Prairie last week.

The ladies went 1 and 2 in the power pool of the round robin on Nov. 22nd. On Nov. 23rd, the ladies defeated St. Francis (3-0) in the quarter final. On Nov. 24th, the ladies defeated Charles Spencer (3-0) in the semi-final and Western in the final (3-0).

“I feel incredibly proud. It is an emotional moment. I spent every day for three months with this beautiful group of young ladies,” said Kirsten DeZutter, Head Coach. “I can’t say enough about them. It’s with mixed emotions - I am so proud that they were able to achieve their goal and go out on top, but mixed emotions that I don’t have practice today.”

The women’s team has made it to the provincial finals for three consecutive years where they garnered a silver and now back-to-back gold medals.

“They all have a very strong work ethic, they are talented, dedicated individuals always coming to practice ready to improve. They are a very, very hardworking group of young ladies both academically and athletically.”

Tryouts began during the first week of school and the newly formed team was off to their first tournament at the University of Alberta. The team attended six tournaments where they earned a silver and five gold medals.

“A goal they had since the beginning of the year was that their sights were set on winning the gold medal at Provincials,” said DeZutter. “Every time we were in practice, at games or in tournaments, we would say let’s keep going, let’s keep pushing, what can we do differently to improve. They were very committed and focused on the end goal.”

The members of the team include:

  • Kirsten DeZutter, Head Coach

  • Kate Archer, Assistant Coach

  • Robyn Froese, Assistant Coach

  • Madelyn DeZutter, Team Manager

  • Elyssa Leedahl

  • Kyra Rawlusyk

  • Chenee Lehman

  • Megan Kelley

  • Kira Weddell

  • Jaiden Ferguson

  • Edyn Aasman

  • Riley deWit

  • Joelle Laforce

  • Jamie Lalor

  • Lauren Bettenson

  • Natalie Vega