September 8 to September 14 /2003
Wesmen Coach Diane’s Scott’s team won’t be finalized until next week, but she’s happy with the dedication her squad showed to off season training. “Most were committed to the conditioning program and some combined fun with work by playing a lot of beach volleyball,” says Scott. Scott also had herself a good summer with one of the highlights being two weeks spent coaching at an elite volleyball camp in Alberta.
After try-outs last week the Wesmen Women’s Basketball team has the roster Coach Tanya McKay hopes will make a big splash in a 2003-04 CIS Women’s basketball season where the Championship is being hosted by the University of Winnipeg.
Official try-outs for Coach Dave Crook’s 2003-04 Wesmen squad start this week.
During the summer Crook was the head coach of the Canadian Junior National Team, which is made up of the best under 19 basketball players in the country. In his second year at the helm, Crook led the team to a fourth place finish in the ten team Global Games tournament in Dallas, Texas in early July. The Canadians lost the bronze medal game to a Yugoslavian squad boasting three projected NBA players, with two being touted as lottery picks. Down by two with under a minute left, there was a definite chance for victory but the powerful Yugoslavian team held the Canadians off for a six- point win.
The Wesmen Men’s Volleyball team’s 2003-04 roster will be officially set next week. This week the team scrimmages in an inter-squad at the Duckworth Centre on Wednesday evening.
Wesmen head coach Larry McKay spent the summer coaching the Men’s Junior National Volleyball team. It culminated in the World Championships in Iran in August. The under 21 team finished tied for 9th spot, but McKay believed they could have done even better.